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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 01/25/2019

HRC co-sponsors Albania workplace workshop

The Human Rights Campaign is co-sponsoring a workshop in Albania next week that will focus on ways to encourage the country’s businesses to support LGBTI rights. The workshop is scheduled to take…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

How Coretta Scott King Leveraged MLK’s Legacy to Fight for Gay Rights

“I once told Martin that although I loved being his wife and a mother, if that was all I did I would have gone crazy. I felt a calling on my life…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

Trans women play visible role in Women’s March

Two transgender women gave rousing speeches on the main stage at a rally for the National Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March and rally took place one…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Medical Students Push For More LGBT Health Training To Address Disparities

When Sarah Spiegel was in her first year at New York Medical College in 2016, she sat in a lecture hall watching a BuzzFeed video about what it's like to be an…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

The ‘angels’ helping migrants at US-Mexico border

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The beat-up Jeep Cherokee he drives has…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2019

Yale announced ‘non-binary’ gender option in response to Trans Rights Coalition Petition

Registering as “non-binary” is now a non-issue at Yale. A November petition by the Ivy League university’s LGBT community has successfully changed the Student Information System. Students may now select “M” for…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Kelly Reinstates Protections for LGBTI State Workers in Kansas Eliminated by Brownback

Gov. Laura Kelly ordered Kansas state agencies on Tuesday to again prohibit on-the-job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees. And the first openly gay state representatives in Kansas history…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

New York bans gay conversion therapy, and passes historic trans protection law

The state of New York has passed bills banning gay conversion therapy and adding gender identity to its anti-discrimination legislation. The state’s legislative body approved the bills on Tuesday (January 15), according to Democratic…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Here’s why some gay Brazilians support their country’s rabidly anti-LGBTQ president

In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time before a newspaper covered one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Denver votes to ban conversion therapy

DENVER — With a unanimous City Council vote Monday night, Denver became Colorado’s first jurisdiction to ban use of conversion therapy to try to change the sexual orientation of minors, governing.com reports. Psychology’s governing bodies…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Conservative group sues to block trans women from using faith-based shelter

A conservative Christian group in the US has urged a district judge to block trans women from using a faith-based women’s shelter. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sued the city of Anchorage in…

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