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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/22/2018

Queer Heroes of America’s Territories

Activists and LGBT leaders in the American territories have to work even harder sometimes. Here are just a few leaders leading the good fight. Trans activist and educator, Dr. Vene Sele, has…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

LGBT Students Face Heartbreaking Treatment at an Oregon High School

LGBTQ students at the rural North Bend High School school on the Oregon coast have been harassed, threatened, bullied, and assaulted just for being who they are. What is worse is that…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

Royal Wedding: Bishop’s Church Threatened with Expulsion from Anglican Communion for Embracing Same-Sex Marriage

Bishop Michael Curry made waves at the Royal Wedding after showing his stance on equality – which has even caused his church to be punished for embracing equal marriage. In 2016, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Inside the Fight Against America’s Wave of Anti-LGBT Adoption Bills

On May 11, Oklahoma became the eighth state to allow state-licensed child welfare agencies to cite religious beliefs in order to discriminate against LGBTpeople looking to foster or adopt children. The Sooner…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Pride Fort Lauderdale to Host Pride of the Americas in 2020

Fort Lauderdale will be the inaugural location of Pride of the Americas in April 2020, an international LGBT festival that is expected to draw people from several continents, including South America and…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Maryland Bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for Minors

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday to prohibit health professionals from practicing “gay conversion therapy” on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Anti-LGBT Leader Appointed to Religious Freedom Panel

A new member has been named to an international religious freedom panel whose advocacy for the issue has focused on enabling anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of “religious freedom.” Tony Perkins, president…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2018

Looking for Rohmer Challenges China’s Cinematic Gay Taboo

A low-budget film has made headlines in China, not for its glowing success at the box office or critical acclaim, but simply because it made it into cinemas at all. Looking for…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

New NRA Chief Once Compared Fighting Gay Rights to Fight Against Slavery

“Some say that we must ignore social issues, like the definition of marriage, the sanctity of life, religious freedoms,” North said. “I say those are not social issues, they are deeply moral…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

Texas Teacher Who Says She Was Suspended for Being Gay Sues School

A teacher filed a lawsuit against a Texas school district on Tuesday, saying she was suspended in September after a parent claimed she was promoting a “homosexual agenda” during Get to Know…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Jay-Z’s Mother Gives Moving Speech About Coming Out to Her Rapper Son

In April, the rapper revealed he cried "tears of joy" when mother Gloria Carter came out as gay, saying he was happy "she was free". His song 'Smile', featured on his latest…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBTI People More Likely Than Peers To Live In Poverty, New Study

Though the gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century—especially the last two decades—a new report highlights a bleak reality: LGBTI people are more likely…

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