United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Transgender students fear being ‘deadnamed’ at college

Before the fall semester began, Eshe Ukweli emailed her professors. She wanted to make sure they knew her name. Ukweli, a journalism student at Howard University, has been in the process of…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Parents up in arms over transgender policy for US military draft

U.S. policy states that transgender women who were registered as males when they were born must register for the military draft with the Selective Service, while transgender men who were recorded as…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender-affirming surgery for minors

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has paused gender affirming surgeries for patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker Friday. Republican Tennessee…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Putin says U.S. wants to push gender “perversions” on Russian schoolchildren

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed anti-LGBTQ views in his speech following the annexation of four Eastern Ukrainian regions into Russian territory. Putin delivered the speech last Friday in Moscow after Ukrainians in Donetsk,…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2022

Legal ruling may signal trouble for Biden’s Title IX plan, LGBTQ guidance

Some legal experts say a new federal court ruling striking down pro-LGBTQ employment policies from the Biden administration may spell trouble for similar guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and its…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

New Supreme Court term includes critical LGBTQ case with ‘terrifying’ consequences

The U.S. Supreme Court, after a decision overturning Roe v. Wade that still leaves many reeling, is starting a new term with justices slated to revisit the issue of LGBTQ rights. In 303…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

From “grooming” to “child abduction”: Right’s accusations against LGBTQ advocates get even worse

Last spring, as the right began using the word "grooming" as a slur against LGBTQ people and their allies, journalist Melissa Gira Grant noted at the New Republic that the word provided a way…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Challenge to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Thrown Out by Judge

A federal court in Florida dismissed a challenge to the state’s “don’t say gay” law last week, but left open the possibility the case could be refiled in the future. In a…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are getting married virtually through weddings hosted in Utah

Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are using digital technology to circumvent China’s non-recognition of same-sex marriages. Since 2021, around 200 Chinese and Hong Kong couples have tied the knot via virtual weddings hosted in…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Transgender Guatemalan woman’s deportation case to get U.S. Supreme Court review

The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it will take up a transgender Guatemalan woman's bid to avoid being deported after a U.S. immigration board said she did not prove that…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

A Portland initiative to help unhoused LGBTQ people is facing backlash

The American Rescue Plan provided more than $5 billion for housing and services for homeless people, and cities are using that money in a variety of ways. In Portland, Ore., a cluster…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

Scottish pro Zander Murray inspires fellow soccer player to come out as gay

Two weeks after making headlines as the first-ever senior Scottish pro soccer player to come out as gay, Zander Murray is revealing the impact his courageous decision has had on at least…

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