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LGBTI Rights in United States


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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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Nonprofit Group Uncovering the Hidden LGBTQ History of America’s Deep South

A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Republicans Pick ‘anti-LGBT Extremist’ to Challenge out Senator Tammy Baldwin

Republican voters have picked an anti-LGBT candidate to challenge the only out US Senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. The Democratic firebrand, who co-chairs the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, will face an anti-LGBT challenger…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Baker Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Back in Court

A baker who won a US Supreme Court battle over his refusal to bake a gay wedding-themed cake is again in the headlines, this time for turning down a request to make…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

New Trump Administration Memo on Obama Order Alarms LGBTI Advocates

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Trump administration has issued new guidance that seeks to uphold “religious freedom” in the implementation of former President…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Roncalli High School Can Legally Fire Counselor Over Same-sex Marriage, Expert Says

Roncalli High School is within its legal rights to terminate a guidance counselor after it was discovered she is married to a woman, a legal expert says. But students, parents and advocacy…

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