North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

U.S. Special Envoy Stern Set To Visit India & Nepal To Promote Human Rights Of LGBTQI+ Community

Jessica Stern, a special envoy of the US, will embark on a 8-day trip to India and Nepal in order to promote the human rights of the LGBTQI+ community. The visit beginning…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Drugmaker Gilead to help fund monkeypox education for LGBTQ+ groups

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) plans to announce on Tuesday that it will provide up to $5 million in grants to help a coalition of LGBTQ+ and human rights advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Gay couple assaulted on D.C. street by attackers shouting ‘monkeypox faggots’

Two young men appearing in their late teens shouted the words “monkeypox faggots” at a gay male couple walking along 7th Street, N.W. in the city’s Shaw neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 7,…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Meet 5 queer trailblazers making visibility matter in small-town America

When Sylvia Ximi was in middle school, she recalls looking around her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, for any sign there were other queer people around. One low-slung building at a four-way stop…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Renewed push for repeal of Navajo Nation’s same-sex marriage ban

LGBTQ rights activists are renewing their push for a repeal of the Navajo Nation's same-sex marriage ban. While the United States Supreme Court declared marriage equality the law of the land, it…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

Trans equality wins in federal court as state Medicaid ordered to pay for gender affirming care

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled this week that West Virginia’s Medicaid program can no longer exclude gender-affirming medical care for its transgender members. The ruling will apply to the…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2022

Search renewed for remains of 4 victims of 1973 gay bar fire

Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Social contagion’ isn’t causing more youths to be transgender, study finds

“Social contagion” is not driving an increasing number of adolescents to come out as transgender, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. The study also found that the proportion of…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Powerful Anglican bishops call on ‘homosexual practices’ to be rejected because gay sex is a sin

On Tuesday (2 August), bishops of the Anglican Communion from across the globe held a confidential discussion on sexuality and human dignity. The once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which brings together international bishops of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2022

Scoop: Senate eyes changes to gay marriage bill

Senators are working behind the scenes on changes to a House-passed bill codifying marriage equality to get it across the finish line, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The legislation has been…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Post-‘Roe,’ Transgender People Fear for the Future

Minutes after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the country’s full-fledged attack on bodily autonomy reached new proportions in the bistate Kansas City metro area,…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2022

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

President Joe Biden has nominated a gay California state superior court judge to the federal bench. It follows criticism that the Biden administration has been slow to appoint LGBTQ federal judges. Friday,…

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