North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/23/2022

With a “feeling of betrayal,” one family flees Texas in search of safer climate for their transgender daughter

Ess Welsh spent her entire life in Texas. It’s where she fell in love with marching band, where she found a community of fellow Dungeons and Dragons players, and where she faced…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

He Was Young, Gay, and Sold For Sex. How Jose Alfaro Escaped a Trafficking Nightmare

As a kid growing up in the small Texas town of Navasota, Jose Alfaro spent his summers playing in the pastures and creeks near his home, examining bugs and frogs, crawfish and…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

After years of progress on gay rights, how did the US become so anti-LGBTQ+?

In 2019, the Atlantic ran an opinion piece titled “The struggle for gay rights is over”. Written by the rightwing academic James Kirchick, the piece was obviously meant as a provocation, but…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

Some LGBTQ Afghans Are Finally Safe. Thousands Are Not.

It was “so hard” to leave his family in Afghanistan, Talha told The Daily Beast. Then he began crying, recalling the desperate dash to get out of the country, and saying goodbye…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

The First Gay Film: Different From the Others From 1919

The first known film with a gay love story was made more than 100 years ago. Greatly predating Brokeback Mountain, Making Love, and all the rest, the 1919 German film Different From…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Backing a Straights Only Anti-Woke Dating App

You’ve heard of OkCupid’s “I don’t want to see or be seen by straight people” filter. Now get ready for “I only want to see and be seen by straight people,” courtesy…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

MEET THE AUSSIE GAY RUGBY TEAMS COMPETING IN THE 2022 BINGHAM CUP IN CANADA

The 10th Bingham Cup, known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, is scheduled to start later this week in Ottawa, Canada. LGBTQI players from 20 participating countries, including Australia, will take part…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Transgender people protected from discrimination under ADA, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that transgender people who experience gender dysphoria are protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a ruling with major implications for single-sex restrooms, sports…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2022

Utah Republican Party passes resolution seeking to block gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth

The Utah Republican Party passed a resolution encouraging the banning of surgeries and hormone therapy for transitioning transgender minors. “We don’t let them drink until they’re 21. We don’t let them get…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2022

Texas Church Stages Unlicensed ‘Hamilton’ with Anti-Gay Message

Hamilton might be well-known as a retelling of a famous figure’s life, but a Texas church has introduced another figure — Jesus Christ — to the mix, performing illegally incorporated Christian-centric rhetoric…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2022

After ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill passed, anti-LGBTQ ‘grooming’ rhetoric surged 400% online

Anti-LGBTQ hate surged online following the passage of a Florida law that limits classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity, a new report found. This particular surge involves rhetoric implying that…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2022

Malaysian Government Says They Are “Fighting Back” Against LGBTQ Content In Disney Movies

Over the last few months, Disney employees and executives have publicly admitted to having a not-so-secret agenda to push gay and queer content in programs targeted at children. In the wake of…

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