United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Celebrating Native American (and more) LGBT sports history on Indigenous People’s Day

Sharice Davids, a Native American and out lesbian who was a mixed martial arts fighter, was elected to Congress from Kansas last year. Sharice Davids, a Native American and openly lesbian who…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

TRUMP SPEAKS AT ANTI-LGBT GROUP’S EVENT: LIBERALS ARE TRYING TO SILENCE AND PUNISH CHRISTIANS

President Donald Trump has claimed liberals are attempting to "silence and punish" Christians, and pledged never to allow the federal government to harass communities of faith. Speaking at the annual Value Voters…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2019

Student punished for ‘The Prom’ shirt says peer came out to her after hearing her story

A West Orange eighth-grader and district officials are both looking at the bright side after the student was punished for wearing a shirt that said "We're all lesbians." Justice Cillo-Smith was issued…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2019

Elizabeth Warren’s deadpan quip in LGBT debate wins plaudits

It’s the type of tricky question designed to trip up a presidential candidate. But the US senator Elizabeth Warren’s deadpan response when quizzed about same-sex marriage during a TV debate drew applause…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

The Horrifying Campaign Against LGBTQ People in Poland—and How the U.S. Has Made It Worse

In a poll conducted last month in the lead-up to this Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Poland, Poles under 40 were asked to name what they considered the greatest threat to their country.…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

The migrant caravans: Finally feeling safe, she longs for her wife and son

Marveny Suchite lives with her American immigration sponsor in a bungalow here on a tree-lined street. A neighbor’s yard sign reads: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

Mum of teen who died by suicide after being outed demands urgent action

A mother whose son took his own life after bullies outed him online is calling for action on the “epidemic” of LGBT+ bullying. Tyler Clementi, 18, tragically died in 2010. He was…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2019

This negative guy schooling people about HIV on Scruff is a breath of fresh air

A negative guy educated a man he met on Scruff about HIV, clarifying some common misconceptions, and Twitter is taken aback by how well it went. Grant, a HIV educator from New…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

U.S. Supreme Court divided on LGBT employment protection; Gorsuch could be key

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

Gay Jamaican asylum seekers find new life in US with LGBT task force

Maurice Newman was thriving in Jamaica, fulfilling his dreams. He was teaching the fifth grade and also traveling for the government, training fellow teachers. He was building his life, living in the…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2019

Gay, transgender rights in spotlight as U.S. Supreme Court returns

The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2019

‘Born to Be’ Review: Intimate Portrait of Transgender Surgery Pioneer Gets It Right

“Not every patient wants to have a surgical transition. Transition can take many forms,” says Dr. Jess Ting in an early interview in “Born to Be,” a poignant and finely tuned documentary…

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