United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 10/05/2019

Russian man sues Apple after cryptocurrency “turned him gay”

A Russian man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging that a cryptocurrency app caused him to turn gay, according to a copy of the complaint seen by news agency AFP and…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2019

Star Stanford swimmer Abrahm Devine says he was kicked off team because he’s gay

An accomplished former Stanford swimmer claims in an Instagram post that he was kicked off the university's team because he's gay, CBS San Francisco reports. Abrahm Devine says in a caption under…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Pope meets U.S. priest attacked by conservatives for ministering to gays

Pope Francis on Monday gave a high-profile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals. By meeting…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Transgender boxer becomes new face of Everlast

A transgender man will be the new face of the iconic boxing brand Everlast, in a move lauded for showing that there are "many ways to be a man." Patricio Manuel is…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Native American tribe becomes first to pass hate crime law protecting LGBT people

The Oglala Sioux Tribe may have become the first Native American tribe to introduce a hate crime law protecting LGBT+ and two spirit people. There is no comprehensive data on law codes…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2019

Trans March on DC called ‘first major step’ in visibility campaign

Organizers and observers said between 1,500 and 3,000 people turned out on Saturday for the first ever National Transgender Visibility March on Washington in which scores of participants held signs proudly declaring…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2019

Transgender Woman in Supreme Court Case Is ‘Happy Being Me’

Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing.…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2019

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

The toymaker behind Barbie launched a range of gender-neutral dolls on Wednesday which can be styled as either girls or boys, saying children were moving away from traditional stereotypes. Mattel’s “Creatable World”…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

LGBTQ and black passengers face more rideshare cancellations, study finds

Though rideshare apps were intended to be a more egalitarian transportation option than traditional cab services, they have a demonstrated history of bias against minority passengers before pickup. Numerous studies have established…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Anti-LGBT Republican opposes abortion so much he’s introduced a bill to protect gay foetuses

Sean Duffy – who up until this week was a member of the House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 7th district – has a track record of being anti-LGBT+. But that isn’t stopping…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Russian gay couple under investigation for adoption request United States asylum

A Russian gay couple has requested asylum in the United States after authorities launched a criminal investigation over their adopted children, their lawyer said Thursday. The two men, Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

Family’s rainbow flag burned down days before Pride

Authorities are investigating a suspected hate crime after a Kansas family’s rainbow flag was set on fire just days before Pride. The Gingrich-Gaylord family hung a Pride flag outside their house in…

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