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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

LGBT+ conversion therapy thrives even as bans gather pace

LONDON, Sept 15 (Openly) - Doctors once prescribed long, hard bike rides and testicular transplants to cure gay men of their "sexual abnormality". More than a century on, fear and controversy still…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Progress Continues on 10th Anniversary of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Ten years ago this week, the odious policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) came to an end. The law prevented gay people from serving in the military. People who went…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Transgender people in Puerto Rico say they are invisible in the eyes of the island — and it’s contributing to a culture of violence

While celebrating her 16th birthday at a gay bar in Puerto Rico a few years ago, Lina, a trans woman, said an older man drugged her and attempted to rape her. She…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

Joe Biden Cancels Meeting With HH After Nalumango Gay Rights Snub

The highly publicized meeting between US President Joe Biden and President Hakainde Hichilema has been cancelled after Vice President Mutale Nalumango told Parliament that Zambia will not entertain gay rights. According to…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

12 Yr Old Gamer Deserves An Ally Award For Saying It Like It Is

We’ve all heard of horror stories of overly masculine men (or insecure closeted ones) making online gaming not so much of a safe space for LGBTQ+ gamers. There are even games out…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2021

LGBT vets with other than honorable discharges will get VA benefits under new plan

Tens of thousands of LGBT veterans forced from the military for their sexual orientation and given other-than-honorable discharges will be able to receive full Veterans Affairs benefits despite their dismissal status under…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

Transgender professor ordered reinstated with tenure at university in Oklahoma by federal court

A transgender professor who was denied a promotion more than a decade ago must be reinstated with tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University because the school discriminated against her, a federal court…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Anti-trans legislation will have drastic effects on intersex people & their healthcare

For months, a conservative-backed wave of anti-transgender legislation has taken the country by storm, leading this year to have the most anti-LGBTQ laws enacted in American history. And the laws are likely…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

Inter-American commission calls for Venezuela to protect LGBTQ rights

WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called for Venezuela to do more to protect LGBTQ people from violence and discrimination. The report the commission released on Sept. 8 specifically…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

Two New Jersey agencies are working with HRC toward fully LGBTQ inclusive foster care

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released a new report, 2021 Change-Makers, highlighting the HRC Foundation All Children-All Families (ACAF) program’s partnership with 119 organizations—a 19 percent increase in participation from last…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Evangelical Lutheran church installs 1st transgender bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday. The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2021

Could Texas abortion ban strategy be double-edged sword?

The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues. While private residents…

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