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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to LGBTI rights when he spoke alongside President Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Bolsonaro, speaking through a…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Google’s queer female pi world record breaker hopes to inspire LGBT community

Emma Haruka Iwao, a queer software engineer at Google, who calculated pi to a new world record, has said that she hopes her achievement will inspire others in the LGBT+ community. Speaking…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Irish prime minister attends Pence St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with partner

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner on Thursday attended a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at Vice President Pence’s official residence. Pictures that Varadkar posted to his Twitter page show him…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

Fresno’s LGBT community ‘outraged’ over plea deal for man in transgender woman’s death

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago. According to the Fresno…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2019

How ‘Real America’ Became Queer America

This may seem like a strange time to feel optimistic about the future of L.G.B.T. rights in America. But as a queer transgender woman who has spent most of her adult life…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

American Transgender ‘Woman’ Named ‘Miss International Queen’

American contestant Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at a beauty pageant for transgender women, becoming the first person of colour to win the competition since…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

Trump to host Brazil’s anti-gay president Jair Bolsonaro at White House

Donald Trump has invited Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro to the White House. The far-right Brazilian leader, who holds extreme anti-LGBT beliefs, will meet with Trump at the White House on March…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

After decades-long legal battle, gay couple’s 1971 marriage officially recognized

In 1971, gay couple Michael McConnell and Jack Baker applied for a marriage license from Blue Earth County, Minnesota. The clerk, not realizing one of the individuals listed on the application was…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

161 businesses form coalition to push for Equality Act

A coalition of 161 major businesses —including Apple, Coca-Cola and Target Corp. — has formed to urge Congress to ban anti-LGBT discrimination with passage of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Equality Florida Sounds Alarm Over Preemption Bill

Equality Florida, the only statewide LGBT rights group, is sounding an alarm over HB 3, which could threaten local LGBT rights protections if passed. “So House Bill three is a sweeping preemption…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Pelosi: Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination to be introduced next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday during her weekly news conference the Equality Act, legislation that would enact long sought-after federal protections against anti-LGBT legislation, would be introduced next week. Pelosi…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Trump’s newly confirmed federal judge has ties to anti-gay ‘hate group’

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, handing the 36-year-old judge a lifetime seat on one of the nation’s top courts.…

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