United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

One in four pre-teen suicides may be LGBT youth

Youth 12 to 14 years old LGBT are much more likely to die by suicide than their heterosexual peers, a disparity that persists but becomes less pronounced by early adulthood, a U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Key LGBTI Groups Not Invited to Trump Summit on Decriminalizing Homosexuality

LGBT groups in the United States working to advance LGBT rights overseas and major LGBT groups in Europe weren’t invited to the international summit in Berlin on the Trump administration’s new global…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Transgender woman deported from US murdered in El Salvador

A transgender woman who the U.S. deported back to her native El Salvador died earlier this month after she was attacked outside the country’s capital. Asociación Aspidh Arcoiris Trans, a Salvadoran trans…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Kenyan United Methodists oppose allowing LGBT clergy, pray for church unity worldwide

During a recent prayer service here at the Kayole St. John’s United Methodist Church, more than a hundred worshippers followed Rev. Wilton Odongo, one of the church’s head pastors, as he led…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Inside Monica Roberts’ Mission to Identify Transgender Murder Victims

Monica Roberts does in 30 minutes what reporters have been failing to do for years. She identifies murder victims who are transgender. Whenever she discovers through Facebook that there’s been a death…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

Federal judge temporarily blocks military from forcing out HIV-positive airmen

A federal judge on Friday blocked the military from forcing out a pair of HIV-positive airmen, saying she had seen no evidence that the disease should prevent them from serving. "These are…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

Outing the Irish LGBT past, telling the truth to the present at New York Irish Center

For most of the 20th century, LGBT Irish citizens were forced to live in a kind of exile in their own country, with the laws, the church and public opinion all working…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2019

Black queer people are victimized every day

Stacey Long Simmons, director of advocacy at the National LGBTQ Task Force, vividly recalls the time, as a young college student, she was walking outside of campus and a group of white…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2019

Lawmaker pulls proposed transgender birth certificate ban

A proposal that would have blocked transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates in Utah was shelved Thursday, prompting relief from LGBT advocates but leaving the issue in…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

Dems introduce bill to take gender-specific terms out of tax code to make it LGBT-inclusive

A bill introduced by two Democratic lawmakers Thursday would update the U.S. tax code to remove gender-specific references such as “husband” and “wife” and would replace the terms with “spouse” in an…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Two transgender women joined migrant caravan. Only one survived journey to San Francisco.

Moments before paramedics rushed Roxsana Hernandez out of an ICE jail in New Mexico, Charlotte consoled her dying friend. They’d known each other only a few months, but the Honduran women had…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

LGBTQ pride and Mexican culture in sweet harmony

Mariachi music is one of Mexico's most beloved forms of music. It's also among the most traditional. After coming out as a gay man, Carlos Samaniego found that he was not welcome…

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