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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

World reacts to murderer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict: ‘Victory would be George Floyd being alive’

The 12-member jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced their verdict on Tuesday (20 April) after less than a day of deliberation. Chauvin was found guilty on three charges – second-degree murder, third-degree murder…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

NYC Launches First-of-Its-Kind Program to Help Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth Find Jobs

Although attacks on LGBTQ+ young people, especially trans children, persist across the nation, some hope materialized today for New York City’s homeless LGBTQ+ population. On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office and…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Raúl Castro speaks about LGBTQ rights during Communist Party congress

aúl Castro in his report to the eighth congress of Cuba’s Communist Party (PCC) that began last Friday and will end on April 19 in Havana referred to the rights of LGBTI+…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Immigrant Detention For Profit Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump

A dozen Central Americans in T-shirts that read Mujeres Luchadores — Fighting Women — marched through a small Texas town last month toward the gates of an imposing private detention center where…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Corporations ask Legislature to drop bills targeting LGBT Texans

Raising concerns about legislation targeting LGBTQ people, a group of leading corporations is urging Texas lawmakers to focus instead on urgent issues involving the pandemic, electric grid and education. "We are concerned…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

‘It’s not safe’: Parents of transgender kids plan to flee their states as GOP bills loom

George and Emily Spurrier are leaving their home of 16 years in central Arkansas due to a new law that will ban the health care that they say their 17-year-old transgender son…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Mormon sex therapist faces excommunication for supporting LGBT+ community

Natasha Helfer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, who is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

Sex ed rules passed in Arizona would require parents to sign off on LGBT discussions

Arizona has passed new sex education rules that would require parents to sign off on their children learning about LGBT issues. It "requires the school governing board to develop procedures by which…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Transgender and Non-Binary Youth Influencers Launch Book Collection with Kids Media Disrupter A Kids Book About

CHICAGO, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- While many teens took e-learning as an opportunity to level-up their gaming skills, a group of young people chose instead to write a collection of books…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

‘I want to show the pride’: photo essay of the Two Spirit Indigenous people

When Monique “Muffie” Mousseau was in the fourth grade she got expelled from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. Her classmates didn’t like…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Biden scrambles to create Plan B on LGBT rights as Equality Act meets resistance

President Joe Biden vowed on the campaign trail to pass a law protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination within his first 100 days in office. But with the Senate’s backing for the Equality…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2021

Anti-LGBT+ groups are now pushing voter suppression and anti-vax conspiracy theories

In an unsurprising development, a cluster of right-wing groups that actively campaign for anti-trans bills are also backing voter suppression and anti-vaccine conspiracies. New restrictions that could see tougher limits on early…

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