United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

Brittney Griner’s story always transcended sport. She’s a real American trailblazer

The images of Brittney Griner from 15 April 2013 are striking. It was the night of the annual WNBA draft, and Griner was beaming from ear to ear. For months, everyone expected her…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2022

First James Webb images arrive amid calls for telescope name change, links to LGBTQ abuse.

NASA released the first, highly-anticipated deep space images from its James Webb Space Telescope this week. But the arrival also spotlights continued calls to rename the groundbreaking machine – in light of…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2022

LGBTQ farmers often go unnoticed. But their perspective may help reshape agriculture

Growing up on her family’s farm in Coggon, Iowa, Shae Pesek couldn’t envision being able to have the life she wanted here. She didn’t know any queer people in agriculture. "I really…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2022

The military is offering to transfer troops affected by anti-LGBTQ laws, but the process isn’t easy.

Military families can move to new bases if they're stationed in states with laws hostile to LGBTQ people. But families who try to take advantage of the program may face barriers. In…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

For gay couples hoping for a military burial, the fight for love doesn’t end with death

In Willamette National Cemetery in Oregon, lines of marble rise row on row above acres of vivid green. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Linda Campbell knew the view well. She had chosen…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

‘The Book of Queer’ Creator Eric Cervini On The Subversive Joy of Telling Our Own History

Just because June is over, it doesn’t mean we stop commemorating Pride. It’s actually more important to not contain our celebration to one singular month, and we must stay vigilant and vocal…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

I can’t take my family to Texas,’ or another red state: Military parents fight to protect their transgender kids

Over the past 19 years, Alleria Stanley's family has grown accustomed to packing up and moving wherever the Army tells them to go, measuring time by all the different states and countries…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world

The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Proud Boys Showed Up To A Pride Month Library Event But Were Met With A “Human Shield” Of LGBTQ Supporters

Kathryn Vargas wasn’t sure whether she would take her kids to the Pride Month Family Storytime event on Saturday at a public library in McKinney, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. The straight mom of…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2022

Meet the 14-year-old bringing a queer youth conference to rural Texas

A ninth grader in Mission, Texas is bringing a queer youth conference to his rural hometown after winning a $10,000 grant from the nonprofit group It Gets Better. Mars Gamez told TODAY that…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

LGBTQ community braces for rollback of rights after abortion ruling

Abortion rights supporters Courage Universe, left, and Nikki Enfield embrace outside the Supreme Court after it issued a ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade on June 24. The Supreme Court’s ruling overturning…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Is the LGBT Community Doing Enough to Fight Monkeypox?

“Monkeypox is not a gay disease.” “Anyone can get monkeypox.” We’ve heard this ad infinitum—and it’s accurate—but as we attempt to avoid stoking stigma and homophobia, I fear the LGBT community and the…

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