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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

Our time to seek justice is now’: Transgender woman speaks for first time since Oak Cliff attack

A transgender woman made her first public comments Saturday, a week after she was attacked by a large group in east Oak Cliff. Edward Dominic Thomas was arrested days after the attack…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2019

Converse releases new Pride collection that features both rainbow and trans flag designs

Converse has unveiled its Pride collection for 2019 and we couldn’t be happier to finally see the flag that represents the transgender community be included in the designs for the first time.…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2019

Honduran transgender woman freed after a year in US detention

A Honduran transgender woman who was detained in a US immigration facility for seven months despite being granted asylum has been released after a legal challenge. Nicole García Aguilar was freed from…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2019

LGBT ally and psychiatrist who argued homosexuality isn’t a disorder dies

A pioneering LGBTQ ally and psychiatrist has died at the age of 82. Richard Green was one of the first psychiatrists to speak out against labelling homosexuality as a mental disorder. His…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2019

LGBT groups, HHS clash over asking youth in foster care about sexual orientation

LGBT rights groups and the Department of Health & Human Services are clashing over the proposed elimination of questions seeking to identify the sexual orientation of youth in foster care, which the…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

NYC museum to no longer host gala for Brazil president

The American Museum of Natural History in New York on Monday announced it will no longer host an event at which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be honored. The New York Times…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Buttigieg shrugs off anti-LGBT protesters in Iowa swing

Pete Buttigieg is confronting another sign that his history-making candidacy is rising to the top tier of the Democratic presidential race: protesters. A few anti-LGBT protesters, including religious activist Randall Terry, have…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Brunei once held off on strict Islamic law to stay in a U.S.-backed trade pact. Then Trump pulled out.

When more than 100 members of Congress raised worries in 2014 over plans to include Brunei in a sweeping Pacific trade deal, envoys from the tiny sultanate rushed to Washington with a…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Navy will allow off-duty sailors to ‘live socially’ according to their preferred gender, but not do so on duty

For transgender people in the U.S. military, April is shaping up to be a bittersweet month. But mostly bitter. Just a few days before the implementation of President Trump’s ban on transgender…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

The LGBT Equality Act began life in 1974. It’s still waiting to be passed.

When the news broke that Rep. Bella Abzug had introduced a bill to protect lesbian and gay people from discrimination to Congress, David Mixner cut out the article and hid it the…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Calls for pastor who celebrated Orlando massacre to be banned from Ireland

A petition has been signed almost 5,000 times calling for anti-LGBT+ pastor Steven Anderson to be banned from entering Ireland. Anderson—a preacher with the Faithful Word Baptist Church in the United States—is…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

More than half of banned books challenged for LGBTQ content

More than half of the top 11 most frequently challenged and banned books of 2018 include LGBTQ content, according to a report released Monday by the American Library Association. “Books for youth…

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