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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Biden appoints Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary of health, a historic first for transgender people

For the first time in history, a transgender person will go before the Senate to be confirmed for a presidential appointment. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

New CA Bill Would Limit Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new first-in-the nation bill would limit medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children in California; that is, on babies born with anatomical differences in their genitalia. Senate Bill 225…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

Study Details Disparities Impacting Black Queer Americans

Black LGBTQ adults face more health disparities, discrimination, economic woes, and violence than non-LGBTQ Black adults, according to a new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA. The wide-ranging report, which concluded…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

N. Carolina cities begin passing historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws

Three North Carolina municipalities passed discrimination protections for LGBTQ people this past week, shortly after the expiration of a yearslong moratorium on such measures. Hillsborough, Carrboro and Chapel Hill passed ordinances protecting…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America

The Trump administration spent the majority of its four years in office launching a barrage of attacks infringing on the rights of LGBTQ people, promoting discriminatory policies, and creating barriers to access…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

‘An inspiration’: How Marta’s engagement gave Brazilian LGBT community strength in fight against homophobia

On 4 January, Brazil’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner Marta logged onto Instagram and posted three pictures of herself alongside her partner and Orlando Pride teammate Toni Deion Pressley, who was sporting a…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

California bill would ban intersex surgery for young kids

A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are at least 6-years-old, hoping a narrower focus combined with new legislative leadership will be…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

Biden Should Cement Rights in US Policy

(Washington, DC) – US President-elect Joe Biden should work with global leaders who have sought to shore up a defense of human rights around the world, Human Rights Watch said today in…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

Biden Admin. to Terminate Flawed Asylum Agreement with El Salvador

President-elect Joe Biden said he will terminate a flawed asylum agreement with El Salvador, the Human Rights Watch reported. LGBT groups within the country experience violence and discrimination from churches and authorities.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Court blocks Trump’s sad assault on LGBT+ asylum seekers as administration’s death rattle rings out

A court has shot down Donald Trump‘s sweeping new immigration rules that would make it significantly harder for LGBT+ people to claim asylum. The Department of Homeland Security had issued drastically revised…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Transgender Man Murdered in Puerto Rico

(WB) A transgender man was murdered in Puerto Rico on Jan. 9. Media reports indicate authorities found Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín’s body in the middle of a highway in Trujillo Alto, a…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

WOMAN WHO THREATENED TO BOMB SCHOOL PLEADS GUILTY TO HATE CRIMES

After threating to kill students and teachers by bombing the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington DC in May 2019, a woman has plead guilty to hate crimes. Enraged by the school’s…

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