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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

Different fight, ‘same goal’: How the Black freedom movement inspired early gay activists

On April 25, 1965, three teenagers refused to leave Dewey’s Restaurant in Philadelphia after employees repeatedly denied service to “homosexuals and persons wearing nonconformist clothing,” according to Drum magazine, which was created…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Different fight, ‘same goal’: How the Black freedom movement inspired early gay activists

On April 25, 1965, three teenagers refused to leave Dewey’s Restaurant in Philadelphia after employees repeatedly denied service to “homosexuals and persons wearing nonconformist clothing,” according to Drum magazine, which was created…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

The Untold Story of Queer Foster Families

When Don Ward was a child, in Seattle, in the nineteen-sixties, his mother, each December, would hand him the Sears catalogue and ask him to pick Christmas gifts. By the time his…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

More young people identify as LGBTQ+ than ever before, poll finds

More young people are out than ever before, and most people who identify as LGBTQ+ are attracted to more than one gender, according to new data. A study released Wednesday by Gallup…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

LGBT+ Americans inch closer to ‘freedom’ as House passes Equality Act

By a vote of 224 to 206, the House passed the landmark Equality Act, which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Outrage as Marjorie Taylor Greene displays transphobic sign in Congress

The Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene attracted widespread condemnation – from transgender groups, Democrats and her own party – after she hung a transphobic sign outside her office in response to fellow…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

American anti-trans activist invited to give Singaporeans a ‘better understanding’

An American doctor who believes transgenderism as a “myth” and has supported the forced “conversion” of homosexuals has been invited to lead a discussion of the issue Saturday in Singapore. After details…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Transgender Arkansan killed in Pennsylvania

A 24-year-old transgender woman from Springdale was killed Thursday in Pennsylvania , according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Chyna Carrillo's death is at least the seventh killing of a transgender person in…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

A record 5.6% of Americans identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record 5.6% of Americans - or 18 million people - are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, a Gallup poll found on Wednesday, attributing a significant…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

‘I’m still here’: Transgender troops begin new era of open military service

As the U.S. military adapts to evolving and increasingly complex global threats, highly-trained cyber warriors like Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brock Stone are at the tip of the spear. "All the…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Guam LGBTQ leaders target ‘systemic discrimination’

More LGBTQ candidates for public office and more local policy reforms will be sought through Equality Guam, a new LGBTQ advocacy group supported by the island's lieutenant governor and public auditor, as…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

The Fight To Stop 48 Anti-Transgender Bills (and Counting) Across The Country

The legislative fight to pass discriminatory anti-transgender legislation has been fast and furious, with a significant number of bills seeing hearings and votes in recent weeks. Opponents of equality failed to claw…

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