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LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

New Trump Administration Memo on Obama Order Alarms LGBTI Advocates

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Trump administration has issued new guidance that seeks to uphold “religious freedom” in the implementation of former President…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Roncalli High School Can Legally Fire Counselor Over Same-sex Marriage, Expert Says

Roncalli High School is within its legal rights to terminate a guidance counselor after it was discovered she is married to a woman, a legal expert says. But students, parents and advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Priest James Martin Not Bothered by ‘oceans of Hate and Threats’ for His Pro-LGBT Stance Ahead of Pope Francis Visit to Dublin

A pro-LGBT priest says he’s not bothered by “oceans of hate and threats” against him for speaking in support of the gay community. Fr James Martin will be given a platform at…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

‘I Still Have Flashbacks’: the ‘Global Epidemic’ of LGBTI Conversion Therapy

“To get your seeds back from the giant in the clouds,” he says wryly. “They tried to make it fun with sports and activities.” One activity involved each of the 80 men…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Number of LGBTI Candidates Standing for US Office Breaks Record

A record number of over 400 LGBTI candidates are standing in elections for public office in the United states, according to the Victory Institute. The nonprofit group supports leadership campaigns within the lesbian, gay, bisexualand…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Won’t Bake a Gay Wedding Cake? Nearly Half of America Supports You

At the end of July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new Religious Liberty Task Force that would defend the freedom to worship from an unspecified “dangerous movement” purportedly seeking to undermine it. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Trudeau Marches in Vancouver’s 40th Annual Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in Vancouver's 40th annual Pride Parade in the West End neighbourhood Sunday. Trudeau previously marched in the parade in 2016, but was not in attendance last year.…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Facebook Bans Infowars and Alex Jones after Calls for Drag Queens to Be Burned Alive

Notorious anti-LGBT conspiracy theory outlet InfoWars has been banned from Facebook for violating hate speech rules – after calling for drag queens to be burned alive. The pro-Trump outlet is best known…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2018

A ‘Rainbow Wave’? 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever

A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates are running for office in November, as the Trump administration and state-level politicians have moved to roll back some legal protections. Sharice…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Half of LGBTI Millennial Adults Haven’t Come Out

Half of LGBTI millennial adults haven’t come out yet, according to new research. The Australian survey, conducted by ABC, has been released just weeks after another study showed that nearly half of…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill to Add LGBTI Questions to Census

As the typically dry process of setting questions for the Census moves further into the political arena, Sen. Kamala Harris is pushing to make sure everyone is counted — by adding a…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

Vancouver Pride Parade Marshal Chronicled LGBTI Movement for Over 40 Years

One of the people who will be at the head of this year’s Pride Parade in Vancouver has chronicled the LGBT movement in the city for over 40 years. Ron Dutton created the…

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