United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

US Congress Rejects Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people planning on fostering or adopting children in the US have a victory to celebrate. The US House of Representatives approved an appropriations package for the…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

LGBTQ Community Cheers Passage of New Law That Protects from Discrimination

Tuesday night leaders in Cuyahoga County gave the green light to the formation of a commission on human rights that extends new protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Previously those individuals…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Diverse UMC Clergy Group Wants ‘Gracious’ Way for Churches to Leave Over LGBT Differences

A theologically diverse group of United Methodist Church clergy and laity have called on thehttp://alturi.demotrac.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=news_items# denomination to create a "gracious" means of allowing congregations to leave. Next February, the UMC will hold…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Mix of Setbacks, Gains Unsettles Many Transgender Americans

For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks. The steps forward have included numerous legislative actions and court rulings buttressing civil rights and a victory by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

With More Than 200 L.G.B.T. Candidates, Advocates Hope for a ‘Rainbow Wave’ in the Midterms

The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates running for office this year is higher than ever. But there is a partisan split among the nominees. The number of lesbian, gay,…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2018

Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns LGBTI Flag on Church Grounds

A North Side priest says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the cardinal he claims…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

Gay Dating App Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ of Racism, Transphobia

Gay dating app Grindr has announced a “zero tolerance policy” towards racism, transphobia and other discrimination on the platform as it looks to crack down on abusive behavior within the LGBT dating…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

5 Things You Need to Know about One of the Anti-LGBT Movement’s Biggest Events: The ‘Value Voter Summit’

One of the most powerful anti-LGBT hate groups, the Family Research Council (FRC), is getting ready for its annual gathering in the nation’s capital. Thousands of supporters and partner organizations are gearing…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Judge Rules Against Faith-based Agency in Landmark Case over Lgbt and Religious Rights

A federal judge Friday in Michigan allowed a lawsuit to move forward that experts say impacts faith-based charities across the country that provide adoption services as well as LGBT couples seeking to…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2018

Christian Right Looking to Putin’s Russia to Save Christianity from the Godless West

At a gathering of some of the world’s most virulent opponents of LGBT equality, Russian conservative activist Dmitry Komov warned of the destructive agenda underlying the spread of liberal values. The West,…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2018

Muslim Council Asks Government to Stop Evangelical Preacher With Links to Trump Visiting UK

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called on the Home Office to stop an evangelical preacher from the US coming to the UK. Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham, is linked to Donald…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2018

Conversion Therapy Ban Coming to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia will move to ban conversion therapy — a widely discredited and controversial treatment designed to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Both Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservatives and the NDP introduced bills Friday at…

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