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United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 08/28/2021

Catholic Medical Association joins lawsuit over HHS ‘transgender mandate’

The Philadelphia-based Catholic Medical Association Aug. 26 joined in a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s mandate that doctors and hospitals perform gender-transition procedures on any patient despite any moral or medical objections…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

CANADA: TRUE NORTH FOR LGBTI AFGHAN REFUGEES

  While thousands of vulnerable Afghan refugees look to flee their homes, LGBTI refugees aren’t included by most countries as being vulnerable. Canada is a proud exception.  Canada’s history of providing protection…

ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

On Her Last Stop In Southeast Asia, VP Harris Emphasizes Human And Worker Rights

HANOI — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris turned her attention to issues surrounding worker rights and civil liberties Thursday as she closed out her visit to Southeast Asia, elevating activists in a…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2021

64 members of Congress urge US to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans

More than 60 members of Congress on Tuesday urged the U.S. to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans from their country after the Taliban regained control of it. The letter to Secretary of State Antony…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Gay Immigrant Recalls Tumultuous Escape From Nigeria

Uchechukwu Onwa, a gay immigrant from Nigeria, said he knew it was time to leave his home country when a group of men brutally raped his teenage friend for appearing “effeminate.” Months…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2021

49ers expand LGBTQ outreach, DT Maurice Hurst shares love for his gay friends

As the San Francisco 49ers held a special Diversity & Inclusion Day at training camp last Thursday — inviting members of the LGBTQ fan group 49ers Pride to attend the team’s Community…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2021

Moderna starts human trials for its revolutionary HIV vaccine this week

This week, the biotech company Moderna will start human trials for its HIV vaccine. Its HIV vaccine will be the first of its kind to use messenger RNA (mRNA), an approach that…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

92% Of LGBT Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

LGBT adults have nearly universally adopted the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a report released Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the education arm of the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate,…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

LGBTQ Adults Are Facing Hunger At Almost Twice The Rate As Others, New Data Shows

LGBT adults living in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic than non-LGBT adults, according to new survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

LGBT+ students ‘scared’ after campus pride flag replaced with Confederate symbols

A rainbow pride flag was removed from a religious centre at the campus of Virginia Tech university and replaced with confederate flags, an incident that has left LGBT+ students in fear and…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

US Census starts asking sexual orientation, gender identity questions

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Thursday that its Household Pulse Survey is now asking respondents their sexual orientation and gender identity in addition to their sex. The questions are part of Phase…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

US expands citizenship for children born abroad in win for same-sex couples

The US says children born abroad using assisted reproductive technology can now qualify for citizenship, in a move seen as a win for same-sex couples. To be eligible before, babies born overseas…

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