United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Local athletes find niche in triathlon community

TriOut Multisport. is the LGBT community group under the DC Tri Club umbrella. This week in the Blade’s All Star series, we spotlight the path of two LGBT athletes who have found their…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2019

An evangelical group is trying to strip LGBTQ protections from an anti-lynching bill

Congress is finally close to passing a bill that makes lynching a hate crime — but an evangelical group is trying to remove any reference to LGBTQ communities from the legislation. When…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2019

Fans mourn fatal shooting of openly gay rapper Kevin Fret in Puerto Rico

Fans are mourning the fatal shooting of Kevin Fret, one of Puerto Rico's only openly urban music artists. The rapper, who was 24, was shot several times as he was riding his…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

Inspired by her daughter, this first-time author is shining a light on LGBT Muslim teen experiences

Four weeks before the release of her debut novel, author Sabina Khan tweeted she hadn't been sure anyone would read her story when she first began writing. "I wasn't sure if anyone would want…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

For LGBTI People in Lebanon, They Go Through Their Own Stonewall

It is reported that on the night of June 28, 1969, transgender revolutionary Sylvia Rivera, infuriated and exhausted with the way the queer community had been treated, took off her shoe and…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

Evangelical Activists Want LGBTI People Excluded from Anti-lynching Bill

Evangelical activists are pressing Republican lawmakers to strip protections for LGBT+ people from an anti-lynching bill. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act cleared the US Senate on December 20 in a rare…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Colorado swears in the United States’ first ever openly gay governor

Jared Polis on Tuesday (8 January) was sworn in as governor of Colorado. With his inauguration, he became the state’s first Jewish governor and the country’s first openly gay governor. Polis made history on…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

New asylum policy has big ramifications for Nogales, Sonora

Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to ask for asylum in the…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

Same-sex marriages top number of church marriages

The number of same-sex marriages topped the number of marriages done in church, based on the Saipan Mayor’s Office records for January through September 2018. Saipan Tribune learned over the weekend that…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

LGBTQ Protections Now in Place for Congressional Staffers

On the Democrats' first day in power, they passed a rules package that says that bars representatives and House employees from discriminating against LGBTQ people, according to LGBTQ Nation. The LGBT Congressional Staff Association,…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

New Jersey to introduce gender-neutral birth certificates in February

New Jersey birth certificates will have the option of a third, non-binary gender starting on 1 February. Governor Phil Murphy signed this legislation, the Babs Siperstein Bill, into law last July. The…

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