North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 06/09/2019

U.S. embassies display pride flag, despite Trump administration advisory against it

On Friday, the Trump Administration was reportedly rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to display the rainbow pride flag on official flagpoles in celebration of Pride Month, according to an NBC News report.…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Queer in the caravan: The dangers LGBT migrants face in search for asylum

The journey north for migrants traveling through Mexico carries multiple risks—food insecurity, exposure to elements, assault, injury and more. Traveling with a caravan offers a measure of safety against some of these…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

99 Dems urge State Dept. to recognize citizenship of LGBT couple’s child

A group of 99 congressional Democrats — 80 in the U.S. House, 19 in the U.S. Senate — are calling on the Trump administration to reverse its policy of refusing to recognize…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

Boys can wear skirts, girls can wear pants for school uniforms in Mexico City

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum recently announced the city is doing away with gender restrictions on school uniforms. ‘We are announcing something very simple but for us very transcendent. I think the…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

NYPD apologizes for 1969 raid at Stonewall Inn gay bar, cradle of U.S. LGBT rights movement

Nearly 50 years after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York’s police commissioner apologized Tuesday for what his department did. “The actions taken by…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

YouTube’s ‘confused’ response to anti-gay slurs

YouTube is one of many companies that has given its logo a rainbow-themed makeover to show support for LGBT rights - but, underneath the colourful veneer, a row has erupted over how…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Why we should (try to) take the Boston Straight Pride parade seriously

"It’s LGBT Pride Month, but straight people aren’t going to let that stop them. Yesterday, news hit the wires that a group of men referring to themselves as Super Happy Fun America…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

LGBT tour operator faces death threats over Ethiopia trip

An LGBT tour operator has received death threats and hate messages on social media after launching a holiday to Ethiopia. Chicago-based Toto Tours’ 16-day trip to Ethiopia is due to take place…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2019

Lyft will now let passengers specify their preferred pronouns

June is LGBT Pride month, and as part of its observance, ride-share company Lyft has announced a new feature which lets passengers specify their preferred pronouns. In the app, passengers can access…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2019

17 Pictures That Changed The Course Of LGBT History

In the 1960s and '70s, amid a climate of political upheaval and civil rights activism, LGBT communities across the US were uniting for visibility and change. Events like the 1969 Stonewall riots,…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

Transgender woman from El Salvador dies in ICE custody

A transgender woman from El Salvador died on Saturday while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. An ICE press release says Johana “Joa” Medina Leon, who was identified by her birth…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

President Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda Is Louder Than His Pride Message

On Friday, President Trump tweeted a message in support of Pride month, which was breathtakingly disingenuous given his administration’s systematic assault on LGBT rights. After ignoring LGBTQ Pride month since he took…

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