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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

Apple Blocks the Gay Pride Watch Face in Russia

Russia continues to heavily discriminate against the LGBT community, and Apple has quietly complied and blocked its rainbow Gay Pride watch face for any Apple Watches linked to an iPhone with its…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2018

Conversion Therapy Bill Dies at the Hand of Gay Politician in California

Democratic Assemblymember Evan Low unexpectedly withdrew his support yesterday for his own conversion therapy bill. It would have made the fraudulent practice illegal for adults in California. And now the religious right is…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

We Cannot Forget Jamel Myles’ Name – His Death Must Move Us All To Work Harder For LGBTI Equality

Last Thursday Jamel Myles took his own life in his family home in Colorado. He was nine-years-old. It had only been four days since he started in the fourth grade. Over the summer…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

Pioneering Gay Pastor, Who Called for Church to Welcome LGBTI People in 1960s, Dies Aged 95

Robert Wood, who called on churches to welcome gay people in the 1960s, has died aged 95. Wood passed away at his home in New Hampshire on August 19, his friend Rejean Blanchette, who cared…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

How a Rainbow-colored Armband Led to a Soccer Riot

A year ago, soccer player Guram Kashia lay in bed filled with fear and anxiety while facing social media threats, denouncements, political commentary and protests from a small pocket of people in…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

How Are Queer Musicians Subverting Religious Oppression? By Spinning It into Perfect Pop

Anti-queer messages of hatred and disapproval, spread via religion, have inevitably shaped the way society – devout or not – sees the LGBTQ+ community. But animosity is often the greatest catalyst for…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

US Boy, 9, Killed Himself after Homophobic Bullying, Mum Says

A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says. Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

States Ask Supreme Court to Limit LGBT Protection

A group of 16 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 23 to rule that companies can fire workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity without violating federal workplace discrimination…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2018

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Ends Adoption, Foster Services to Avoid Placing Kids With Gay Couples

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will no longer provide foster care and adoption services to new clients because a New York state law would force it to violate Catholic teachings on homosexuality and…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Gay Tennis Trailblazer Brian Vahaly: ‘I Heard Homophobia All the Time – It Was Part of the Culture’

The briefest of glances at the entry list for the men’s event at this year's US Open underlines tennis's apparent diversity. Scroll down the list and you will find players from six…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Where Does Brett Kavanaugh Stand on LGBTI Rights? It’s a Mystery

Most LGBT people come out. Brett Kavanaugh’s views on LGBT people, by contrast, seem to be staying in the closet. As LGBT advocacy groups rush to block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee during the build-up to September’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Transgender Girl Demeaned, Threatened by Parents at Oklahoma School Is Moving to Texas

The 12-year-old transgender girl who was bullied and threatened by parents at her Oklahoma school is moving to Texas. Maddie, who was assigned male at birth, has been living as a girl…

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