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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Queer camp counselor was told not to come back. So they opened their own camp.

Shira Berkowitz loved being a counselor at an overnight summer camp in Minnesota. In 2007, Berkowitz, then 22, was primed to become the program director for ninth-graders, but then a message arrived:…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Judge strikes down Tennessee’s transgender bathroom sign law.

A federal judge struck down a Tennessee law Tuesday that would have required businesses in the state to post warning notices on their public restrooms if they have policies allowing transgender patrons…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

MEN HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN IS GAY, CLAIMS ‘STRAIGHT’ RIGHT-WING PODCASTER NICK FUENTES

‘America First’ leader, extreme right-wing, white nationalist, and anti-LGBTQI podcaster Nick Fuentes has a reason for being an involuntary celibate heterosexual. Fuentes, who considers himself the “straightest guy” recently said that any…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Gender Queer’ to stay on school library shelf, Hudson Board of Education decides.

After months of discussion and debate, the Hudson City Schools Board of Education has decided to keep a popular LGBTQ+ book on the library shelves. Hudson students, parents and community members attended…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Kansas’ first transgender lawmaker reflects on ‘emotionally charged’ legislative session.

State Rep. Stephanie Byers of Wichita has endured a session in which Republicans tried to pass bills curbing rights of trans kids and a fellow lawmaker complained about sharing a restroom with…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Buttigieg on abortion-LGBTQ+ rights as new poll shows 64% support Roe

CHICAGO – U. S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivering remarks at a symposium at The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics on Wednesday blasted Republicans for the reignited culture wars especially…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Federal court overturns ruling that demanded asylum seeker prove he’s gay

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against an immigration judge’s finding that denied an asylum bid by a Nigerian man who says he is gay.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Federal judge leaves open possibility Alabama transgender medicine law could go into effect

A federal judge Friday afternoon floated the possibility that state law making medication for transgender youth illegal could go into effect on Sunday without a ruling on a motion from families of…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Appeals Court Rejects Ruling That Gay Nigerian Didn’t Prove He’s Gay

A Nigerian man’s asylum bid has been revived after a ruling by a U.S. appeals court Wednesday. The man said he was applying for asylum because of his sexual orientation and his…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2022

Biden taps 1st Black woman, LGBT White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday named Karine Jean-Pierre to be the next White House press secretary, the first Black woman and openly LGBTQ person to serve in the role.…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2022

Obergefell was central to the Court’s landmark ruling on gay marriage. Now he’s terrified

In his draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito tries to limit the blast radius of his ruling by writing that abortion is fundamentally different from other privacy…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

From Ugandan Oppression To Detroit Freedom: One Gay Immigrant’s Story

Things were never great between Alistair Kiyingi and his father, but by 2017, they were getting worse, fast. In Kampala, Uganda, where his family lived, “there are not so many known homosexuals,”…

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