North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Following backlash, Facebook disables misleading HIV medication ads

Facebook has disabled some advertisements about the potential side effects of HIV prevention medication Truvada following complaints that they were misleading and a “harm to public health.” The decision comes less than…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

TRUMP ADVISOR PRAISES ZAMBIA FOR ANTI-GAY LAW

Donald Trump’s religious advisor, Tony Perkins, welcomed the decision to overthrow an American ambassador who condemned an anti-gay law in Zambia. Tony Perkins, who sits on the US Commission on International Religious…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Kate McKinnon Opens Up About Being Gay During Golden Globes

Kate McKinnon was not in the closet. She’s been open about being a lesbian for years. She joked about it with Jerry Seinfeld on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and played lesbian…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Advocates blast $750,000 bail for suspect in transgender teen’s slaying

Advocates in the Washington LGBTQ community on Thursday blasted a judge's decision to set bail at $750,000 for a man charged with a hate crime in the death of a transgender teenager.…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Prominent Christian activist says “the Nazi Party started in a gay bar”

A prominent Christian conservative is now claiming that the Nazi Party was founded and staffed by gay people. “Let’s not forget that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar,” said radio…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

Conservative, liberal Methodists to split over gay marriage

The United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

A transgender teen helped pass a new birth certificate law. She’s now the first in Colorado to benefit from it.

Jude spent so many years fighting for the bill to allow transgender Coloradans to more easily change their names and gender designations on identity documents that, eventually, they named the thing after…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

How the U.S. immigration system nearly tore this LGBTQ couple apart

After living as an openly gay couple in Honduras, Oscar Juarez Hernandez and Darwin Garcia Portillo thought the United States was the last place where their inability to get married might get…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2019

A very LGBTQ decade: Gay marriage, trans rights and a ‘rainbow wave’

At the dawn of the year 2010, few Americans could predict that the coming decade would revolutionize the legal and cultural landscape for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. After all,…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2019

LGBT Truckers Ride With Pride, Raising Awareness Around Country

At the wheel of the Rainbow Rider, a semi-tractor truck wrapped in a rainbow-hued road map, the LGBT Truckers can't help but attract attention. And that's their intention. The online support group,…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2019

Beloved transgender activist who raised awareness about transphobia killed in Toronto

A Canadian transgender activist who worked to raise awareness about transphobia was killed in Toronto, Canada’s The Globe and Mail reported. Julie Berman was found by police on Sunday afternoon at a…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

The March For LGBTQ Rights Is Storming Through Trump Country

Chris Hartman hunched over his laptop keyboard in the corner of a campus classroom late one evening this fall, pondering an unfamiliar but welcome dilemma: Kentucky’s LGBTQ rights groups, including the one…

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