North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 07/25/2020

Republican platform condemned for claim LGBT+ people ‘recruit children’ and ‘prey’ on cis women

The Republican Party in North Dakota has been condemned by a raft of party officials after it published vile and offensive remarks about the LGBT+ community. In the party’s extended policy platform,…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2020

Her husband kicked out their teenage son for being gay, but this ‘Country Mama’ fought back

There has been a drastic change in public opinion over homosexuality in the past thirty years, especially when it comes to parents accepting their gay children. According to Pew Research, in 1985,…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2020

The first drag queen and LGBT rights pioneer was a former slave

While some still argue that homosexuality is a western import brought to African shores through movies, books, and other means, history shows that one of our most fabulous “exports” was the first…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2020

Madonna says Russia fined her $1M for gay rights speech but she didn’t pay

Madonna said Sunday that the Russian government fined her for a speech she made supporting LGBTQ rights at a concert in St. Petersburg eight years ago. The singer posted a clip of…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

Recovering Queer Identities

In the Castro District, the well-known hub of San Francisco’s gay community, bronze plaques embedded in the sidewalks honor famous LGBTQ individuals from around the world. Recognizing ancestors has a long pedigree…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

U.S. ambassador says EU criticism of Poland ‘overblown’

The U.S. ambassador to Poland said the European Union’s criticism of Poland’s adherence to democracy is “overblown”, as Warsaw faces cuts to EU budget funds over its judiciary reforms. Since coming to…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

LGBTQ rights supporters remember civil rights icon John Lewis

LGBTQ rights supporters are mourning the loss of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and died late Friday after a battle with…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2020

Washington state sues Trump administration to block rollback of transgender health care protections

The state of Washington is suing the Trump administration to block the rollback of an Affordable Care Act regulation that has prohibited discrimination in health care against patients who are transgender. In…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2020

Baja California state congress says no to gay marriage

After much debate, Baja California’s State Congress turned down an initiative to establish equal marriage protections for gay couples. Baja California is just south of California. Technically, same-sex marriage in the state…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2020

Her death sparked Transgender Day of Remembrance. 22 years later, still no answers

Rita Hester fought like hell. The story was written in blood. The phone had been ripped from the wall. Half a shoe print — not Rita's — marked the bloody floor. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2020

LGBTQ+ community sees spike in first-time depression in wake of coronavirus​

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depression rates are spiking in the LGBTQ+ community, especially in individuals who hadn't struggled with those issues in the past, say researchers. "What…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2020

Trump’s New Asylum Regulations Could Have Devastating Effects For LGBTQ People

In June, the Trump administration released a 161-page draft rule that many say would essentially shut down the United States asylum system. The regulations would impose harsh restrictions on who can qualify…

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