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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 12/20/2019

US Agency Could Pave Way for Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds thousands of organizations that work on important health and social welfare issues including adoption and foster care, youth homelessness, and sexuality…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2019

Chinese censors, audiences unfazed by ‘Rise of Skywalker’ gay kiss

The first gay kiss of the "Star Wars" film franchise has surprisingly survived China's censors and made it to the big screens across the country. Audiences were unfazed as well - or,…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2019

Anti-LGBT discrimination has a huge human toll. Research proves it.

In a trio of cases heard in October, the Supreme Court weighed whether discrimination against LGBT people should be legal. Over the course of those and related cases, a handful of scholars…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2019

Hallmark Channel Reinstates Kissing Brides’ Ads After Backlash

In a change of heart, the Hallmark Channel will allow television commercials produced by wedding-planning website Zola that show two brides kissing. The cable network had pulled the ads over the weekend…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2019

Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Punching Transgender Woman

An Oregon man convicted of punching a transgender woman has been sentenced to probation. Dominick Gonzales, 38, changed his plea Friday and was convicted of first-degree bias crime for punching the woman…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2019

Construction of Navy ship ‘Harvey Milk’ begins at San Diego shipbuilder

Construction began Friday on a Navy ship named after Harvey Milk, a former San Francisco supervisor and activist who was fatally shot months after becoming the first openly gay man elected in…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2019

Advertiser Cuts Ties With Hallmark Channel for Pulling Lesbian Ad

Following pressure from anti-LGBTQ groups including One Million Moms, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads from wedding registry site Zola that feature lesbian nuptials, while keeping two Zola ads that don’t include…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Painting of Naked Mexican Revolutionary Hero Unleashes Controversy

A painting depicting Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for high heels and a pink sombrero, astride an aroused white horse, has sparked controversy in socially conservative Mexico, prompting protests that…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Transgender Latina makes history as Evangelical Lutheran pastor

Before coming out as transgender, Nicole Garcia prayed daily that God would “fix” her. When her prayers weren’t answered and the feeling in her gut didn’t go away, she gave up on…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2019

Mexico’s president condemns LGBT+ hate crimes after painting row

Mexico’s president on Wednesday condemned hate crimes against LGBT+ people after a row over a painting of revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for a pink sombrero, high heels and a ribbon…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2019

You Wanted Same-Sex Marriage? Now You Have Pete Buttigieg.

To a lot of progressive queer people, Buttigieg’s campaign symbolizes everything the marriage-focused mainstream gay rights movement has failed to deliver. In general, Buttigieg makes the case that gay people like him,…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2019

Dictionary chooses gender-neutral ‘they’ as word of 2019

The use of “they” to describe someone who does not identify as male or female gained ground on Tuesday, when U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster picked it as the word of 2019. Merriam-Webster said…

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