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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 07/18/2021

Protests over transgender rights at LA spa turn violent

Police arrested several dozen people and fired non-lethal projectiles to disperse an unruly crowd on Saturday after a dueling protest over transgender rights at a Los Angeles spa turned violent. The protests…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

New York City Hospitals Prohibit Unnecessary Intersex Surgeries

New York City Health & Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States, has instituted a policy to defer all medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children. The move is a…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

These 15 Historical Examples Of LGBTQ Culture Around The World You Might Not Have Known About

Nonbinary Vikings - Viking imagery in contemporary culture is heavily associated with stereotypes surrounding masculinity; long-haired, heavily muscled warriors are used to sell everything from beer to sports. While gender boundaries were…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

At the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch, trans farmers raise alpaca, patrol for threats

WESTCLIFFE, Colorado, July 16 (Reuters) - The ranch hand walks along rocky ground, the beam of her flashlight cutting through the moonlit night. She holds a shotgun loosely at her side during…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

Cornell University study on impact of discrimination on LGBTQ of color

ITHACA, NY. – Cornell University’s What We Know Project in conjunction with a coalition of leading LGBTQ rights groups last month published a comprehensive curation of data on studies that chart the…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2021

American LGBTQ+ Museum coming to N.Y.C.’s oldest museum as part of expansion

New York’s oldest museum will soon expand to incorporate a museum dedicated to LGBTQ history. Representatives for the New-York Historical Society, established in 1804, announced earlier this month that the museum will…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

The fight to save one of America’s last lesbian bars: ‘We’re like an endangered species’

There are only 21 lesbian bars remaining in the US – a vertiginous drop from 200 in the 1980s. The much-loved Cubbyhole is one of them. Everyone at the Cubbyhole has an…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

U.S. concerned by reports of China LGBTQI Plus social media curbs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it was concerned about reports that China had restricted use of social media accounts of LGBTQI Plus student groups and non-governmental organizations.…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2021

Gay couple wins case against florist after Supreme Court rejects appeal

Over the objections of three conservative justices, the US Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a Washington State flower shop that violated state anti-discrimination law by refusing to serve a…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2021

In Mexico, transgender politicians make strides

Salma Luévano was arrested for publicly identifying herself as transgender in provincial Mexico in 1985. Now she is set to take office as a member of Congress It has been a long…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

White House Names Jessica Stern as Next US Envoy for Global LGBT Rights

(WB) The White House on Friday announced it has named Jessica Stern as the next special U.S. envoy for the promotion of LGBT rights abroad. Stern for the past 11 years has…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Canada’s Senate puts LGBT conversion therapy bill on hold for summer

OTTAWA, June 30 (Reuters) - A pledge by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban LGBT conversion therapy has been delayed until at least September, after an attempt to recall the Senate…

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