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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

Anti-LGBT, Anti-Islam, Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Featured Alongside Racist Dog-whistles and Trump Cabinet Officials at WCS 2018

The ostensible headliners of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on June 8 and 9 were embattled Trump cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions (still under fire from the president for not recusing…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

One Year After LGBT Pride Event Curtailment at Vicenza, Soldiers Will Take the Stage

When most of U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s first-ever gay pride event was canceled last year after some parents complained they didn’t want their children “indoctrinated,” organizer Bert Gillott was frustrated. “It makes…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Why Does the FBI Refuse to Call the Pulse Massacre a Hate Crime?

Minutes after bartenders put out a last call for drinks at Pulse on June 12, 2016, a man burst past a ticket counter and into the main room of the Orlando gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2018

Court Applies Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling to Uphold Ariz. LGBT Ordinance

A state appellate court on Thursday upheld a city non-discrimination ordinance in Arizona, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in the reasoning for the decision. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

After 34 years, Trans Lawyer Quits DOJ Under Trump for LGBTI Legal Group

After working for the Justice Department for 34 years, a transgender attorney who objected to Trump administration anti-LGBTI policies has left her leadership position for work at a prominent LGBTI legal group.…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2018

Poll: 51% of White Evangelicals Support Business’ Refusal of Service to LGBTI Customers

While a majority of Americans oppose religion-based refusal of service to LGBT customers, most white evangelicals support such measures. A new Morning Consult poll shows that most Americans (57%) disagreed with businesses refusing to serve customers who…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2018

Supreme Court Sides With Colorado Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. The court’s decision was narrow, and it left…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2018

Gay Conversion Film at London Festival Hits Home for Campaigners

The contentious practice of gay conversion therapy will be in the spotlight at the British spin-off of the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, a move welcomed by gay rights activists. The film…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

Advocates Call for Release of Gay Nigerian Asylum Seeker

Udoka Nweke arrived in the United States in late 2016 seeking asylum, telling authorities that as an openly gay man in his homeland of Nigeria he could be punished with a long…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

Transgender Honduran Woman’s Death in US ‘ice box’ Detention Prompts Outcry

A transgender Honduran woman died in Ice custody last Friday after coming to the US as part of a caravan of Central American migrants, including several dozen other transgender women fleeing persecution in…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Gay Puerto Rico Hairdresser Rebuilding Hurricane-Ravaged Home, Salon

A gay hairdresser in Puerto Rico who the Washington Blade profiled earlier this year says the situation for him and his family has improved “a lot” since electricity was restored at their…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ+ Minors Is Now Banned in Hawaii

Hawaii has become the 12th US state to ban therapists from offering conversion therapy to minors. The law, which will come into effect on July 1, was signed by Hawaii Governor David Ige.…

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