United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/29/2020

Pride, Juneteenth flags to be raised at Richmond City Hall

The Juneteenth and LGBT Pride flags will be raised at Richmond City Hall on Monday, June 1, in a ceremony that the public can view via Zoom here. The City of Richmond…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2020

Widower’s U.S. court win secures social security benefits for LGBT+ couples

Gay and lesbian spouses in the United States can claim social security survivor’s benefits even if they were married for less than nine months, a federal court has ruled, overturning a requirement…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2020

LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance, research finds

Americans are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate the benefits of…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2020

Larry Kramer, Pioneering AIDS Activist And Writer, Dies At 84

Larry Kramer was one of the first activists against AIDS, back when the disease didn't even have a name. In the early 1980s, Kramer witnessed hundreds, then thousands of gay men die…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2020

Anti-LGBT+ church sued over historic child sex abuse and ‘protecting abusers’

An anti-LGBT+ California church is being sued for allegedly failing to protect two young boys from sexual abuse more than 30 years ago. Carl Epperson and Larry Spencer are suing the anti-LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

K-Quarantine: The Condemnation or Resurgence of LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

The United States and South Korea sit on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the successful containment of COVID-19. As South Korea enters its second wave of infections and…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2020

Christian Activist Calls For Violence Against Those Who Use Pandemic To Impose Socialism

Trump-loving radical right-wing activist Scott Lively warned listeners during an online Bible study yesterday that they need to establish a modern-day Underground Railroad for Christians to escape coming persecution and prepare to…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Coronavirus claims San Francisco’s oldest gay bar

San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, The Stud, has fallen victim to the coronavirus. “We want to let you know that we are not reopening our location at 399 9th St.,” the bar…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2020

COVID-19 delayed a United Methodist schism. But it has left LGBT members in limbo.

Rebecca Bernstein says she wants to go to a United Methodist seminary. But her dreams of becoming an ordained Methodist minister are on hold for now. That’s in part because of COVID-19,…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Sheroes: The Lesbian Stonewall

Popular history tells the story of the Stonewall Uprising with men as the star protagonists, the trans community limited to Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, and lesbian activists like me as…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

US Navy grants first waiver for transgender service member to serve under their preferred gender

The US Navy has granted a waiver allowing a transgender service member to serve "in their preferred gender" for the first time since the military enacted a transgender ban. "The acting Secretary…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Michigan woman at center of transgender civil rights case dies at 59

The Michigan woman at the center of a high-profile transgender rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court has died, her family said. Aimee Stephens, 59, who had kidney disease, had been…

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