United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/01/2020

Far-right groups are taking their anti-LGBTQ agenda to lockdown protests

A slew of far-right groups who have openly embraced anti-LGBTQ messages are taking part in so-called "lockdown protests" across the country — further endangering the lives of LGBTQ people who are already…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2020

Wave of trans murders sparks fear of ‘hunting season’ in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been hit by an “epidemic of violence” with five transgender murders in two months, LGBT+ activists said on Wednesday, adding that homophobic rhetoric from politicians and religious leaders may…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2020

Gay in Nigeria: The Stark Reality For LGBT People In The West Africa Country

Michael Ighodaro was attacked by homophobes in his home city of Abuja when he was waiting for a taxi outside his friend's home. His attackers stormed up behind the LGBT activist, hurled…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2020

This woman realising her chickens are in a lesbian relationship is the ultimate quarantine love story

Two hens brought together in quarantine have fallen in love, and the story of how their owner realised she had lesbian chickens will melt your heart. Nothing about the match between the…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2020

COVID-19: LGBTQ community kept in closet by public health officials

Everyone knows I’m queer. Except one group of colleagues. Ironically, they’re the ones from my own field — public health professionals. I work for the National LGBT Cancer Network, a CDC-funded, LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2020

Two transgender women found burned to death in Puerto Rico

The bodies of two transgender women were found burned to death inside a vehicle this week in Puerto Rico, according to activists, raising alarm about the killings of several transgender people on…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2020

Amid Pandemic, Trump is About to Roll Back Protections for LGBT Patients

President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be just days away from rolling back an Obama-era policy prohibiting discrimination against LGBT patients. Politico reports: The health department is close to finalizing its long-developing…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2020

During COVID-19 this Catholic group wants to warn you about the ‘mass production’ of LGBT+ people

Bill Donohue is an anti-LGBT+ extremist who heads the Catholic League, an American Catholic anti-defamation and civil rights organisation. His previous claims to fame include telling gay people they can’t celebrate Christmas,…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2020

Books with LGBT+ themes are ‘most challenged’ in U.S.

Books with gay and transgender topics got a record number of objections at U.S. libraries and schools in 2019, said research on Monday showing growing protests over LGBT+ themed literature. Eight of…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2020

Netflix’s ‘A Secret Love’ Traces Lesbian Couple’s Unlikely Romance Across 6 Decades

After years of keeping their relationship under wraps, Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel are getting candid. A new Netflix documentary, “A Secret Love,” explores the couple’s powerful and heartwarming story. Produced by…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2020

Texas attorney files complaint comparing judge’s pride flag to swastika

An openly gay Texas judge says she was forced to take down her rainbow pride flag and other colorful materials after a local defense attorney filed a complaint, comparing the symbol to…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2020

LGBTQ Orgs Say They’re in Deep Fundraising Trouble Because of Coronavirus

Garden State Equality had its lowest month of fundraising in four years, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ organization has found itself at the center…

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