North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 05/23/2020

Mexico City’s Casa Frida Offers Refuge to the LGBTQ Community During the Pandemic

Shelter-in-place measures limit coronavirus numbers, but they also expose the ugly side of staying at home. Calls to domestic violence hotlines have been up across the globe and in some places, LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2020

Christian Activist Calls For Violence Against Those Who Use Pandemic To Impose Socialism

Trump-loving radical right-wing activist Scott Lively warned listeners during an online Bible study yesterday that they need to establish a modern-day Underground Railroad for Christians to escape coming persecution and prepare to…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Coronavirus claims San Francisco’s oldest gay bar

San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, The Stud, has fallen victim to the coronavirus. “We want to let you know that we are not reopening our location at 399 9th St.,” the bar…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2020

COVID-19 delayed a United Methodist schism. But it has left LGBT members in limbo.

Rebecca Bernstein says she wants to go to a United Methodist seminary. But her dreams of becoming an ordained Methodist minister are on hold for now. That’s in part because of COVID-19,…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

How Mexico Can Keep LGBT Rights On Track

Mexico officially recognized the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia for the first time last year. On May 17, 2019, I spoke at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s morning press conference…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Mexico sees deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Sheroes: The Lesbian Stonewall

Popular history tells the story of the Stonewall Uprising with men as the star protagonists, the trans community limited to Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, and lesbian activists like me as…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

US Navy grants first waiver for transgender service member to serve under their preferred gender

The US Navy has granted a waiver allowing a transgender service member to serve "in their preferred gender" for the first time since the military enacted a transgender ban. "The acting Secretary…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Michigan woman at center of transgender civil rights case dies at 59

The Michigan woman at the center of a high-profile transgender rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court has died, her family said. Aimee Stephens, 59, who had kidney disease, had been…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

LGBT+ adults in US are more than twice as likely to be homeless

Almost one in five LGB adults in the US has experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Moreover, trans people are even more likely to be homeless. That’s according to a…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

Opinion: Little Richard’s Queer Triumph

It was during a 1966 concert in Paris when Little Richard, drenched in sweat, told a mostly white audience, “I’m ready, ready, ready teddy, I’m ready, ready, ready teddy!” He took off…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

Canada to memorialize LGBT victims of Cold War-era ‘gay purge’

Todd Ross was a naval combat information operator on the HMCS Saskatchewan in 1989 when he was called out over the public address system, escorted off the destroyer by officers and told…

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