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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 12/24/2020

Rejected by her family, this woman has been ‘Queer Santa’ for 22 years

For the past 22 years, Linda Warren has called herself “Queer Santa.” Each December, the 77-year-old woman suits up in a classic Santa Claus outfit for an elaborate gift-giving operation in Denver,…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2020

Washington DC bans gay & trans “panic” defenses in criminal cases

Defense attorneys have also argued the same theory when it comes to crimes against transgender people, saying that when their clients discovered their sexual partner was transgender, they panicked or flew into…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2020

LGBTQ advocates sue Trump administration over strict, new asylum rules

“The Trump administration is pretending to follow the law, but actually it is changing the rules,” said Jennifer Pizer, an attorney with Lambda Legal. “The new rules say it has to be…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2020

LGBT-owned kilt maker denounces kilt-clad Proud Boys

A Virginia kilt company is "disgusted" that their yellow kilts were worn by the far-right Proud Boys. Members of the group were seen sporting the bright garments at a pro-Trump rally this…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

Biden picks Buttigieg as 1st gay cabinet secretary

President-elect Joe Biden finally announced a gay cabinet secretary pick Tuesday. Pete Buttigieg is set to become the first LGBTQ cabinet secretary after being nominated as the 19th U.S. secretary of transportation…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

An anti-LGBTQ extremist now heads the prestigious Voice of America

The Voice of America has long been a bastion of serious journalism. As the U.S. government’s official outlet for news, the organization has long modeled the values of democracy through objective reporting.…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

Civil Rights News: Judge Rules Companies Don’t Have To Serve Gay Customers, Attorney General Appeals

Michigan's attorney general is appealing Monday's ruling by a state judge that businesses can choose to not serve customers based on sexual orientation if on religious grounds. Attorney General Dana Nessel said…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2020

Power Up: LGBTQ+ Caucus wants to see more representation in a Biden administration

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged the “most diverse” Cabinet in U.S. history. But the congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus released a letter last night expressing concern that LGBTQ+ representation is insufficient at the…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2020

North American companies pledge to mentor LGBT+ refugees

Nearly two dozen North American companies have signed up to mentor LGBT+ refugees, preparing them to find jobs while overcoming obstacles like discrimination in their new homelands, organizers said on Tuesday. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to transgender student accommodations

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday preserved an Oregon public school district’s policy of accommodating transgender students, rejecting an appeal challenging a policy that let students use bathrooms and locker…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

Joe Biden makes pledge to lead the “most pro-equality administration in history” of America

In brief remarks at the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference, President-elect Joe Biden told listeners that he is “committed” to making an LGBTQ-affirming administration along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Citing the record…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

No one can stop anti-gay therapy in Florida — for now. How LGBTQ advocates are rethinking their battle strategy.

Gay rights and mental health advocates in South Florida are trying to come up with new ways to fight conversion therapy, the practice of mental health counseling aimed at “curing” teenagers with…

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