United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

California requires correctional facilities to house transgender inmates by gender identity

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Saturday a package of measures intended to strengthen protections for LGBTQ people, including one that requires the state's correctional system to house transgender, gender-nonconforming…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Key Rights at Stake in US Supreme Court Pick

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, 2020 leaves a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and enormous uncertainty over the court’s future role in the protection of…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

A refuge for homeless transgender people is in the works in New Orleans

A group of advocates in New Orleans have raised more than $400,000 to create what will be the city’s first home for transgender and gender non-confirming people who are experiencing homelessness. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Vote like your life depends on it’: Pete Buttigieg’s message to LGBTQ youth

For Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to win a presidential primary or caucus, the threat of a second Trump term is both political and deeply personal. “When you see your…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Love Falls on Us’ explores the intersection of African LGBT rights and American activism

The book in this installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular — “Love Falls on Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives” — focuses on LGBTQ rights and…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of LGBTQ rights on the bench, dies at age 87

U.S. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined major decisions for LGBTQ rights on the bench and was known as the “Notorious RBG” in progressive circles, has died at age 87, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2020

Could the parents of LGBTQ kids decide the presidential election? Advocates say yes.

LGBTQ voters are becoming an increasingly key constituency for presidential candidates. On Super Tuesday, 10% of voters identified as queer, a marked jump from the 6% recorded in the 2018 midterms. But…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2020

The Most Powerful Man in the World Thinks My Family Is ‘Less Than’

It was the worst of times; it was the worst of times. I’m an optimist at heart, but there were days this year when looking on the bright side seemed like the…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2020

Andrew Gillum comes back to public life, starting with coming out as bisexual

Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum isn’t the first bisexual politician in the United States. But he is certainly the most prominent Black man to come out as such, and the way…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

Woman Opens 1st Mississippi Clinic Dedicated to Trans Healthcare

When Gulf Coast native Stacie Pace decided to open her own clinic, the nurse practitioner carefully considered one question: Whose healthcare needs were not being met? The answer, she concluded, was transgender…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

Meet the South Dakota swimmer who pushed back against homophobia to become Homecoming King

Meet Josh Sorbe, the 23-year-old swimming champion for the University of South Dakota. Sorbe captained the school’s Division 1 swim team his senior year, leading the men’s team to a second-place finish…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

Transgender anarchist wins GOP nomination for sheriff in Cheshire County

Keene’s Aria DiMezzo is the first transgender person to win the GOP’s nomination for Cheshire County sheriff after running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. DiMezzo, associated with the Free Keene movement of libertarian…

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