United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Republican Governor Wants a Statewide Ban on Gay Marriage

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said at a debate on Wednesday night that he would enforce a state ban on same-sex marriage if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn its own…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2022

Judge Dismisses Second Challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

A federal judge has dismissed a second lawsuit challenging Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law, also dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law for its restrictions on speech related to LGBTQ issues. U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2022

Protest after transgender student suspended 3 times for using ‘incorrect’ bathroom

Dozens of students and community members came together in protest at Norman North and Norman High School on Friday over the suspension of a trans student using the bathroom she identifies with.…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Transgender woman deported from U.S. murdered in Honduras

A transgender woman who the U.S. deported to Honduras earlier this year has been murdered. Reportar sin Miedo, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Honduras, reported a group of “hooded subjects” shot Melissa Núñez…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Republicans aim to pass national ‘don’t say gay’ law

Congressional Republicans introduced a measure Tuesday that would prohibit federal money from being used to teach children under 10 about LGBTQ issues. The bill would prohibit the use of federal funds to teach children…

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J.P. Der Boghossian — Queer Armenian Library

Based in Minneapolis, the Queer Armenian Library is an online collection of curated works by or about queer Armenians. I spoke to founder J.P. Der Boghossian to learn more about the library…

ADDED ON: 10/19/2022

California Becomes First Sanctuary State for Transgender Youth Seeking Medical Care

California is the first state in the nation to create a sanctuary for transgender youth seeking gender-affirming medical care. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law in September that ensures transgender kids…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

The U.S. has never had a lesbian governor. These two women could change that.

Gubernatorial candidates Maura Healey and Tina Kotek are no strangers to political firsts. In 2009, Healey, who is now the Massachusetts attorney general, led the nation’s first successful challenge to the Defense…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Queer family-friendly Halloween event causes uproar in Encinitas

A Halloween event, “Boo Bash,” billed as the “queerest free Halloween party for youth and families,” sponsored by the TransFamily Support Services, which is hosting the event, has one North San Diego…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Conservative Muslims join forces with Christian right on Michigan book bans

A recent school board meeting at which about 1,000 people gathered in Dearborn, Michigan, to pressure district officials to censor books with LGBTQ+ themes was in most ways similar to hundreds of…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Transgender students fear being ‘deadnamed’ at college

Before the fall semester began, Eshe Ukweli emailed her professors. She wanted to make sure they knew her name. Ukweli, a journalism student at Howard University, has been in the process of…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Parents up in arms over transgender policy for US military draft

U.S. policy states that transgender women who were registered as males when they were born must register for the military draft with the Selective Service, while transgender men who were recorded as…

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