United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

Taylor Swift explains why she got vocal for LGBTQ rights

Taylor Swift revealed that she was inspired to get vocal about LGBTQ activism after having a conversation with her friend, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall. In an interview with…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2019

Religious activist fined for burning library’s LGBTQ books

A religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of a library in Iowa has been convicted of criminal mischief and fined. Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2019

Sonoran marriage equality measure begins legislative journey

For the time being at least, Sonora’s family code defines marriage as the “legitimate union of a man and a woman,” and further states that same-sex marriages are “legally impossible.” But on…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Ohio GOP chair calls for state lawmaker who blamed mass shootings on gay marriage

Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Murphy Timken on Monday called for GOP state Rep. Candice Keller to resign after the lawmaker linked mass shootings in the U.S. to things such as gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Radical Baptist church preaches LGBTQ hate just miles from California’s Capitol

Pastor Roger Jimenez implored his congregation at Verity Baptist Church to separate themselves from the ways of a modern, wicked world. Burn your Harry Potter books. Trash your rock ‘n’ roll CDs.…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2019

ORAM appoints new ED

Steve Roth has been tapped to head the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration. ORAM announced Roth's appointment as the LGBT refugee and asylum organization's new executive director July 16. Roth, 49,…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

‘GLOBOHOMO AGENDA’: UW COLLEGE REPUBLICANS DEMAND GOP STOP EMBRACING LGBT COMMUNITY

Both Democrat and GOP state officials have denounced a tweet from the University of Washington College Republicans warning that conservatives—including President Donald Trump—are embracing the "cosmopolitan, GloboHomo agenda" of the left. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

Hate crimes rise to decade high in US with LGBT people among most targeted, finds report

Hate crimes have risen across the USA to a decade high, with most extremist homicides carried out by white nationalists or those in the far right, according to a new report. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2019

Dallas police offer free self-defense class after attacks targeting LGBTQ community

It can take years to master a martial art form, but learning a few simple moves can keep people safe on the streets, a self-defense instructor told an especially vulnerable group Saturday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Native lesbian couple overjoyed about Oglala Sioux Tribe same-sex marriage ruling

The Oglala Sioux Tribe says they're making history by becoming the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize same-sex marriage. In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2019

Ricky Martin joins mass protest against Puerto Rico’s anti-LGBT governor

Ricky Martin joined Puerto Rican protestors to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló, who has been accused of degrading women, the LGBT+ community and other disadvantaged groups. Tens of thousands marched…

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