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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 06/28/2018

Anthony Kennedy and the Four Supreme Court Rulings That Changed Gay Life in America

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

How to Kill LGBT Marriage Equality, One Wedding Cake and Bouquet of Flowers at a Time

Is it a hot potato, a tennis ball? Maybe both. The “it” is LGBT rights and equality, and the two sides eyeing its mysterious, contested trajectory high in the air are LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. The majority of migrants aren’t dangerous criminals. Many are…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Gay Conversion Therapy’s Disturbing 19th-Century Origins

In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. All it took was 45 hypnosis sessions and a…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Juneteenth Festivities, Black LGBTQ Pride Converge in Dallas Celebration

Kyrs Yayo and Avion Wilson — one dressed head to toe in Fendi, the other in all white — spent months and hundreds of dollars coordinating their outfits for Saturday’s Juneteenth Unity…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

LGBTI Groups Condemn U.S. Exit From U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States today withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. is making because the body is anti-Israel —  but which comes a…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2018

What It’s like Growing up with an LGBT Parent, in Their Kids’ Own Words

Just in time for Pride in June, “Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends” (May 8, 2018) is a collection of intimate,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

Record Number of LGBT Candidates Seeking Office in 2018

More than 400 LGBTQ candidates are running for public office in the United States in 2018, more than ever before in an election cycle, according to data from the Victory Institute. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

The LGBT Community is Generationally Fractured, But One Organization Thinks it Can Fix That

72-year-old Hector Zuazo used to spent a lot of around young people. But since he retired from teaching, keeping up with the younger generations of queer people has been a struggle. And…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

These Two GOP Senate Nominees Sought Support from Extremist Anti-LGBT Group Whose Leader Called Obama a ‘Child Molester’

North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart both won their Republican primaries after receiving the support of the Public Advocate of the United States, an extremist anti-LGBT group. Both candidates answered…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

The Pentagon Abandons Support for LGBTI Pride Month

For the first time in six years, the Department of Defense did not release a memo marking LGBT Pride Month. The Pentagon also declined to send a high-ranking staffer to emcee an…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Recognizing Religious Freedom as an LGBTI Issue

On June 1, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a proclamation for Pride Month, acknowledging the human rights violations that LGBT people face worldwide. However, the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 —an annual survey on…

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