North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 07/21/2018

Eating Bananas Whole Is … Gay? Fragile Masculinity’s Bizarre New ‘Hetiquette’

Rapper Wiz Khalifa thinks heterosexual men shouldn’t eat bananas straight out of the peel. Khalifa shared his fruity thoughts on the Breakfast Club radio show earlier this week, telling host Charlamagne Tha God that…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Vancouver to Host International Conference on Protecting and Advancing LGBT Rights and Inclusion

Organizations from around the world are set to gather in Vancouver for a global conference on LGBT rights and inclusion.  In a statement on Human Rights Day on December 10, 2017, Prime Minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Atlanta Appeals Court Again Rules Gays, Lesbians Not a Protected Class

The federal appeals court in Atlanta has once again decided that gays and lesbians are not protected under federal discrimination laws because of their sexual orientation. In a decision issued Wednesday, the full…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Violence, Discrimination Prompts LGBTI Hondurans to Migrate

Members of Colectivo Unidad Color Rosa, an LGBTI advocacy group in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, on July 11 were sewing a transgender Pride flag for an upcoming march. On…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

HRC Confronts Trump-Putin With Projection Calling Out Anti-LGBTQ Crimes Against Humanity in Chechnya

Today, just ahead of tomorrow’s Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, HRC projected an enormous message onto the Presidential Palace in Helsinki demanding that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin immediately end the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2018

These Businesses Don’t Want Your Money If You’re LGBT, Married Or Not

Some businesses want to be able to refuse services to LGBT people, married or not, as shown in the disturbing court case of a Hawaii B&B owner who turned away a lesbian…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

All the Damage Brett Kavanaugh Could Do to LGBT Rights

The gravity of President Trump’s nomination of a second Supreme Court justice for LGBTQ people and other vulnerable groups cannot be overstated. If confirmed, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, would…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Canada Province Cancels New Sex-Ed Curriculum After Protests

A Canadian province has cancelled a controversial sex education curriculum that taught children about gender identity, consent and social media. Newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford made good on his promise to…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Anti-LGBT Pastor Crashed a GOP Event to Pray for Victory

A controversial anti-LGBT pastor who once urged his followers to bring guns to church has turned his attention to delivering invocations at campaign rallies for Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

For Many LGBTI Migrants, North of the Border Is No Refuge

Jade Quintanilla had come to the northernmost edge of Mexico from El Salvador looking for help and safety, but five months had passed since she had arrived in this border town, and…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

PrEP program begins in Mexico

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June. The country inaugurated a PrEP program in four cities that would make daily dosing of the HIV drug Truvada available…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

House Panel OKs ‘religious freedom’ Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

A House committee approved on Wednesday as part of major appropriations legislation an amendment seen to allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny placement into LGBT families over religious objections. The amendment, introduced by…

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