United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


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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ADDED ON: 01/22/2023

Protesters gather again outside Santee YMCA over locker room access for transgender residents

More than 100 people gathered Saturday outside the Santee YMCA to protest rules allowing transgender residents access to the locker rooms of their choice, a smaller crowd than had met earlier in…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2023

Transgender people in rural America struggle to find doctors willing or able to provide care

For Tammy Rainey, finding a health care provider who knows about gender-affirming care has been a challenge in the rural northern Mississippi town where she lives. As a transgender woman, Rainey needs…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

North Dakota Anti-LGBTQ Bill Would Imprison Librarians for Not Removing Books

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have introduced a bill that would jail librarians for keeping books on their shelves that include images depicting gender identity or sexual orientation. House Bill 1205, introduced…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Utah Senate approves controversial transgender youth bills

The Utah Senate has pushed through two bills affecting Utah’s transgender community. SB16 would ban gender-affirming surgery and hormone therapy for minors and SB93 would prevent issuing a gender-amended birth certificate to…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Santos, who lauded Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, denies claims he performed as drag queen

Embattled Rep. George Santos, who has aligned himself with far-right Republicans who have pushed anti-LGBTQ policies, has denied reports that he performed as a drag queen years ago in Brazil. "The most…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Reviled, reclaimed and respected: the history of the word ‘queer’

Recently, a number of people have questioned or critiqued the use of the word “queer” to describe LGBTIQA+ folk. One writer to the Guardian claimed that the “q-word” was as derogatory and offensive…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2023

A trans woman founded a group to help trans people leave the U.S. due to rising hate

In response to the flood of anti-trans legislation and anti-LGBTQ+ hatred in the U.S., a transgender woman has founded TRANSport, an organization helping trans people flee the country. Rynn Azerial Willgohs, a 50-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2023

Is George Santos even his real name? Video shows LI congressman using different name in 2019

A video from a 2019 conservative event shows LI congressman George Santos introducing himself as “Anthony Devolder.” The video casts further doubt on Santos’ identity after a series of lies about his…

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