United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

Philadelphia Woman Becomes Fifth Transgender Person Killed in 2019

Michelle “Tamika” Washington, 40, is the fifth transgender person killed in 2019, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reports. A longtime trans-rights advocate, Washington was fatally shot Sunday in North Philadelphia. According to…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

Puerto Rico’s First Center for LGBT Elders Opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Puerto Rico’s first center for LGBT elders took place in San Juan on Tuesday. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke alongside Wilfred Labiosa, executive director of Waves…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Artist Nicolas Gonzalez-Medina spoke out from the stage on Saturday, in front of about 200 people: He’s an undocumented immigrant, living in the United States without government permission. And he doesn’t care…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

House approves Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

For the first-time ever, a chamber of Congress has approved legislation — with bipartisan support — that amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban comprehensibly discrimination against LGBT people.…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2019

Trump administration opposes Equality Act ‘filled with poison pills’

The Trump administration does not support the Equality Act, which the House is expected to take a vote on Friday. “The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2019

‘I Knew I Had to Get Out to Survive’—Violence Drives LGBT Central Americans North

The desperation of daily life in Honduras is driving thousands of people to join other Central American migrants in their long march northward toward what they hope is asylum and safety in…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2019

Lavender Scare’ bill seeks to address midcentury purging of gay federal workers

Democratic lawmakers are trying to make amends for a dark period in U.S. history — when thousands of federal employees were fired or forced to resign between the late 1940s and 1960s…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2019

Could Pete Buttigieg make history in LGBTQ-friendly Nevada?

Pete Buttigieg has focused heavily on his background when stumping across the nation, touting his identity as a younger voice in the Democratic party, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, and…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2019

First It was the Word ‘Gay”

First, it was the word “gay.” For decades, conservatives objected to people using the word to describe homosexuality on the grounds that it corrupted a perfectly good word and prevented it from…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Looted art, gay rights merge in recovery of Polish painting

A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging in their kitchen had been…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Bolsonaro cancels US trip after outcry from LGBT activists

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled an upcoming trip to the U.S. amid growing outrage among LGBT activists and other groups. Bolsonaro was scheduled to accept an award from the Brazilian-American Chamber…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Ireland ‘still on’ for gay-hate preacher Steven Anderson after Dutch ban

An American preacher who says homosexuals should be executed, and who was banned by Dutch authorities last week from entering the Schengen area, still plans to visit Ireland as part of a…

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