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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 02/06/2023

Remembering LGBTQ+ Rights Pioneer Charles Silverstein

Charles Silverstein, who helped remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental illnesses and coauthored The Joy of Gay Sex, has died at age 87. Silverstein’s death was announced on Twitter by…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2023

How antisemitic tropes are being used to target the LGBTQ community

Over the past year, a new front for hate has opened up across Canada and the United States, with drag performances and gender-affirming care providers becoming targets of harassment and threats. But…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2023

FBI joins investigation of threats against LGBTQ+ bars in St. Louis

The FBI has joined the investigation into violent threats of bombs and shootings against three LGBTQ+ bars in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis this past weekend. A fourth threat against a…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

The Americans Who Are Fleeing the United States

If there’s any truth to the popular superstition that a bird pooping on you brings good luck, then hopefully the pigeon that relieved itself on me on the chilly morning of November…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2023

Trump unveils sweeping attack on trans rights

Former President Trump is promising to radically roll back transgender rights if elected president in 2024. The big picture: Gender-affirming care would be directly under threat from Trump, who vowed in a…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2023

Gay deaf man shared ‘hurtful’ Grindr messages to make an important point about ableism

As a gay man who is deaf, Hayden Ira May has had his fair share of choice Grindr messages. Hayden tells PinkNews that his love life “looks similar to that of a…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2023

PROUD Academy, set to open in September, will be CT’s first school for LGBTQ youth

Early in her teaching career, Patricia Nicolari was harassed by her students, who assumed she was a lesbian. Some sneered “I have a dyke for a teacher.” A vandal scratched “lez” in big…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2023

Santos’ ‘groomer’ rhetoric highlights hypocrisy

The revelations of photos showing George Santos in drag prompted a wave of news stories pointing out that the latest developments represented yet another chapter in the freshman lawmaker’s never-ending trail of…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2023

Under Eric Adams, a Rikers Island Unit That Protected Trans Women Has Collapsed

In December 2021, as Christmas was approaching, a trio of trans women decided to bring some holiday cheer to their dorm at the Rose M. Singer Center, a jail complex on the…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2023

‘Most dangerous session we’ve seen.’ Missouri leads nation in anti-LGBTQ legislation

For State Sen. Greg Razer, the only openly gay member of the Missouri Senate, it’s been painful to watch his colleagues file an onslaught of bills that attack his community. He worries…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2023

Hundreds of backpacks delivered for homeless LGBTQ youth

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Volunteers made 700 backpacks with essential items for homeless LGBTQ youth Sunday. Each pack had things like shampoos, gloves, and hats. The San Diego Human Rights Campaign does…

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