United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 11/04/2019

Vulnerable LGBTQ migrants left to wait in Mexico

Migrants can still request asylum based on persecution because of their gender identity and/or their sexual orientation. Pedro Luis Perez arrived at the northern Mexico border in early 2019 looking for safety…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2019

I have a transgender child in Texas. I know gender affirming parenting can save a child’s life.

Politicians in my state are cruelly using a custody case to promote discrimination against transgender people and perhaps criminalize their loving parents. My son, Jeremy, is transgender. He is also an uncle,…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2019

Lesbian Olympic weightlifting couple show off strength in stunning viral wedding photo

There are many rituals lesbian couples can choose from to include in their wedding ceremony, but doing a tandem deadlift usually isn’t one of them. But this is exactly what lesbian couple…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

ICE ALLEGEDLY DETAINING LGBT ASYLUM SEEKER IN DEFIANCE OF COURT RULING

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have allegedly been detaining an LGBT asylum seeker in defiance of a federal judge's ruling. Darwin Garcia Portillo and his partner Oscar Juarez Hernandez came to…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

Trump anti-LGBT judicial nominee cries over accusation he’s anti-LGBT

Two of President Trump’s choices for the judiciary — one gay, the other with an anti-gay record — faced questions during their confirmation hearing Wednesday about their fitness for the bench, which…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

How Alfred Kinsey armed the early gay rights movement with research

There was a time when one out of every two Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey’s name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2019

‘The Daughters’ Reveals the Lesbians Who Changed History

“I hadn’t seen a play or history of my people," says Patricia Cotter—so she wrote ‘The Daughters’ which evokes a grand sweep of lesbian history, including the Daughters of Bilitis. In the…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2019

California poll workers to receive training on how to assist transgender, gender non-conforming voters

California will train poll workers to better assist transgender and gender non-conforming voters in next year’s presidential elections. The state has partnered with Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

This trans intersex person explains why they didn’t need surgery to be ‘fixed’

A trans intersex person has explained, in a moving opinion piece for Intersex Awareness Day (October 26), why they didn’t need surgery to be “fixed”. There are many different ways that a…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

Texas Is Afraid Of A 7-Year-Old Transgender Girl

What did 7-year-old Luna Younger of Dallas do that has mobilized conservatives and Christian fundamentalists across Texas into action? She declared, at age 3, “I’m a girl.” Her father, however, insists she’s…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2019

The Terror Gap: U.S. Laws Let White Supremacists Operate Like ISIS

The recent arrests of Jarrett William Smith, a former U.S. Army soldier who discussed plans to “bomb a major U.S. news network,” and Conor Climo, a Las Vegas man who plotted attacks…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2019

Praying to wake up in a girl’s body: LGBT group hosts transgender women explaining why, how they transitioned

Three individuals who transitioned from male to female shared their journeys recently when the Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association hosted a Transgender Education Panel at the Oak Park Library. Panelists…

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