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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 12/01/2019

Catholic Pastor Tells Lesbian Chief Judge: ‘No Communion For You’

This is the first Sunday of Advent for the Roman Catholic Church, including St. Stephen in East Grand Rapids, Mich., a 96-year-old parish experiencing the same steady decline in the number of…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2019

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CAUGHT ON VIDEO SAYING ‘CRY ME A RIVER’ OVER TRANSGENDER SUICIDE TO LGBT ACTIVISTS

An Indiana school board member was caught on camera telling an activist to "cry me a river" after confronted about unmet needs of transgender students at a school. The board member appeared…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2019

Anti-LGBT priest defrocked after report finds he was sexually harassing young men in his church

The founder of St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Florida, has been removed from the priesthood after a report revealed his penchant for sexually harassing men at his church, ABC’s WTXL reports.…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2019

U.N. awards Cyndi Lauper first social justice prize for LGBT+ work

U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper, who is set to win the United Nations’ new social justice award, said on Wednesday that her drive to end LGBT+ homelessness began in support of family and…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

From the US to Peru, these ‘parent groups’ targeting sex education are all backed by the Christian right

In the US, numerous ‘concerned parent’ and ‘mommy groups’ have taken stands against LGBTIQ justice, comprehensive sex education and ‘drag queen story hours’. But many of these groups are not as independent…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

Under Trump, LGBTQ Progress Is Being Reversed in Plain Sight

When he campaigned for president, Donald Trump posed with the rainbow flag and became the first GOP nominee to mention LGBTQ citizens in his convention speech. In his first month as president,…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Sculpture honoring transgender community unveiled in New York City park

A new sculpture takes flight in New York City to celebrate the transgender community. The 10-foot tall sculpture is dedicated to the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Community (GNC) and was unveiled in…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Elizabeth Warren is number one choice for Democrat candidate among LGBT voters, landmark poll finds

Elizabeth Warren is the top choice for LGBT+ voters as the democratic presidential candidate to take on Donald Trump, a landmark poll by YouGov and Out magazine has revealed. The online survey…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

‘Sometimes, divorce is necessary.’ Fight for LGBTQ inclusion may finally split United Methodists

After years of debating gay rights, the United Methodist Church is probably headed for a big split. Months after global Methodist leaders voted against LGBTQ rights this year, five bishops representing the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

Uncovering Colonial Williamsburg’s LGBTQ history

Aubrey Moog-Ayers was outside of an apothecary shop a few years ago, working as an orientation interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, when two men pulled her aside. The men, who said…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2019

Lil Nas X makes Grammy history as the first openly gay rapper nominated in top categories

Last week Lil Nas X made history when his earworm of a hit “Old Town Road” nabbed a Country Music Assn. award, making him the first openly gay black male to do…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2019

American Medical Association announces support for U.S. ban on conversion therapy

The U.S. physicians’ group the American Medical Association announced on Tuesday it would begin supporting a ban on so-called conversion therapy, as well as working toward more inclusive healthcare record-keeping for transgender…

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