North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 02/01/2020

Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Big Lead Among LGBT Voters in Latest Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the most popular Democratic presidential candidate among LGBT voters, according to the latest poll from Morning Consult. The poll found that 34 percent of LGBT respondents favored…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2020

Trans lawmaker Danica Roem gets powerful words of Equal Rights Amendment tattooed on her arm

Trans lawmaker Danica Roem has had the first 24 words of the Equal Rights Amendment tattooed onto her arm in a powerful statement on gender equality. Roem – who became the first…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2020

Two-spirit powwow coming up in San Francisco

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits will hold its ninth annual powwow Saturday, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard in San Francisco. Featured…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2020

South Dakota Lawmakers Just Voted to Send Doctors to Jail for Helping Trans Kids

After hours of heated (and often comically inaccurate) debate, South Dakota’s House of Representatives on Wednesday became the first in the country to greenlight a bill that prohibits gender-affirming medical care for…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2020

A GOP lawmaker, the son of an Auschwitz survivor, compared doctors treating transgender children to Nazis

The South Dakota legislature is considering the nation’s first law that could send doctors to jail for treating transgender youths younger than 16 with hormone therapy or surgery, and the fight over…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2020

Why are Dine LGBTQ people denied access to ceremony?

When Rei Yazzie started his transition and his voice began to change, he knew it was time to prepare for a tá’cheeh – a traditional male puberty ceremony. To do so, he…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2020

Court Rules for Gay Couple in Indiana Birth Certificate Suit

A federal appeals court sided with a gay married couple who challenged Indiana’s birth records law, arguing that it discriminates against them and their children because birth certificates don’t account for same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Guatemalan Actor Enrique Salanic Blocked From Entering US to Promote LGBT Film ‘José’

Guatemalan actor Enrique Salanic has been blocked from entering the United States ahead of the U.S. premiere of his award-winning movie “José,” in which he stars. The film premieres in New York…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Denver school board votes to require gender neutral bathrooms in all public schools

A new school board for Denver Public Schools unanimously passed a resolution in its first meeting requiring all district schools to have at least one all-gender bathroom. The board has also made…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

Who’s the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ? Study shines light on ‘queer’ identities.

For some, "queer" is a loaded word — a negative epithet from a less accepting time that was hurled at anyone perceived to be gay. But for others, particularly younger LGBTQ people,…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

When lesbians led the women’s suffrage movement

As Americans commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to some – but not all – women, it is important to acknowledge the lesbian leaders of the suffrage…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

Dozens of anti-LGBTQ state bills already proposed in 2020, advocates warn

Like most high school students, Aerin Geary does not typically pay attention to state legislation. However, the South Dakota teenager has been closely following House Bill 1057, a Republican proposal that would…

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