United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Tributes pour in for pioneering transgender Latinx activist Lorena Borjas who has died from coronavirus

The pioneering transgender activist Lorena Borjas has tragically passed away from coronavirus early on Monday morning. Borjas, 60, was known as the mother of the trans Latinx community in Queens. As a…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Idaho governor signs two bills that limit the rights of transgender people

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two bills into law Monday that limit the rights of transgender people. One measure bans transgender girls from playing on girls' and women's sports teams, while the…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Isolation and HIV memories hit LGBT+ elderly hard in lockdowns

As lockdowns are imposed around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus, LGBT+ groups are scrambling to support older members of their community who are more likely to live alone and…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

HIV-Positive Service Members Targeted by Trump Win Partial Victory

A federal judge has refused the Trump administration’s request to remove the Modern Military Association of America from a lawsuit challenging discrimination against HIV-positive service members, meaning a greater number of troops…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

Quarantine Chronicles: Returning Home as a Gay Person

For as long as I felt possible, I put off making the decision to leave behind my life in San Diego and return to my hometown to quarantine myself. For about a…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

First NYC Nurse Reported to Die of COVID-19 Is a Gay Man

Kious Kelly has died after a battle with COVID-19. The 48-year-old assistant nurse manager at Manhattan's Mount Sinai West is the first nurse reported to have died of the virus in New…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

Teen with lesbian moms forced to listen to anti-LGBTQ “sermons” before school basketball practice

In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, two mothers in Tennessee allege that their son’s middle school basketball coach forced kids to attend his sermons in order to stay on the team.…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Trump Cabinet’s Bible teacher says gays cause ‘God’s wrath’ in COVID-19 blog post

In a blog post titled “Is God Judging America Today?” a pastor who leads a weekly bible study group for members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet appeared to blame the coronavirus pandemic…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

Petition urges repeal of restrictions on gay donors amid blood shortage

LGBTQ advocates are calling on the U.S. government to allow gay and bisexual men to give lifesaving blood without restriction to address donation shortages amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, the disease…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2020

LGBT+ homeless fear violence, illness as coronavirus shuts U.S. shelters

The coronavirus is causing the closure of homeless centers across the United States, putting LGBT+ people without housing at increased risk of suicide, health complications or hate crimes, according to homelessness experts.…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

These South Korean women went abroad to get married. Then one spoke out at home, and the backlash began.

Kim Kyu-jin doesn't describe herself as an activist. That's a label that tends to scare people in South Korea's conformist society. She sees herself as just a working woman who wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

AS PEOPLE SOCIALLY DISTANCE, AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT APP SEES A BOOST IN LISTENERS

Adam Lippin is the founder of a peer emotional support app called HearMe. Lippin was inspired to create this app because of his own experience dealing with addiction and loneliness. He remembers…

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