United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBTI People More Likely Than Peers To Live In Poverty, New Study

Though the gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century—especially the last two decades—a new report highlights a bleak reality: LGBTI people are more likely…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2018

There’s A New Mayor In Town – Texas Town Says YES To Gay Air Force Veteran

Some are reporting the news out of Del Rio Texas this morning as Gay Candidate Known for Wearing High Heels Wins Mayor’s Race in Texas. Yes, that will get us reading. It's…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2018

Majority of U.S. Muslims Now Support Gay Marriage, While White Evangelical Christians Remain Opposed

Opposition to same-sex marriage has decreased across a broad swath of religious groups in the United States, with white evangelical Christians one of the few movements for which a majority remains in opposition.…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2018

11 Things to Know about Scott Lively, the Anti-Gay Pastor Challenging Charlie Baker

The notorious homophobe has the blessing of the MassGOP to face Governor Baker in a primary. Scott Lively is not going to be the governor. You know it. He knows it. And the delegates…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2018

How Mary Ann Horton Invented the Email Attachment, Then Revolutionized Trans Rights

Computer scientist Mary Ann Horton is playfully modest about one of her best-known achievements. She calls uuencode—short for Unix-to-Unix-encoding—a “dumb little program” that she wrote in 1980, even though it has since…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2018

Hawaii Becomes 12th State To Ban Conversion Therapy

On Friday, lawmakers in Hawaii cleared the way for SB 270, a ban on licensed therapists performing conversion therapy on minors, to be sent on to Democratic Governor David Ige, who is…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2018

New Yorkers Rally Again To Protest Anti-Gay Purge In Chechnya

One year since reports of an anti-LGBT purge in Chechnya began to emerge, there has still been no official investigation by Russian authorities, and many victims remain missing. Spearheaded by grassroots activist organization Voices4,…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2018

Mexico’s LGBT Rights are Stronger Than the US’s. Here’s Why

Common stereotypes about Mexico’s macho culture might lead us to expect that the legal landscape for gay rights in Mexico would be far less egalitarian than in the United States. Major theories…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2018

Richard Grenell Confirmed as Highest Ranking Gay in Trump Administration

Richard Grenell is now the highest ranking gay man in the Trump administration. The hawkish former aide to National Security Adviser John Bolton was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

LGBTI Dreamer Granted Asylum by Chicago Immigration Judge

A federal immigration judge granted asylum Wednesday to a Chicagoan who argued that her status as a queer woman and LGBT rights activist made it too dangerous for her to return to…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

Homophobe Mike Pompeo Likely to Win Confirmation as Nation’s Top Diplomat

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the nomination of anti-LGBT politician Mike Pompeo as secretary of State, moving his nomination on to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. If approved…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

U.S.’s Largest LGBTI Group Takes on Workplace Discrimination in Mexico

The HRC Foundation, an arm of the Human Rights Campaign, is launching their second survey of major Mexican corporations to gauge their policies on LGBT employees. EquidadMX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral will query…

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