United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Gays for Trump Found Peter Boykin Calls Transgender Troops ‘Mentally Challenged’

Peter Boykin, founder of the campaign group Gays for Trump, is running for the North Carolina House of Representatives under the slogan “MAGA for everyone.” It seems that his slogan doesn’t include transgender soldiers, whom he described…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

Emma Gonzalez and Stoneman Douglas Gay-straight Alliance Receive Honors from Equality Florida

On Saturday, Equality Florida, the state’s foremost LGBTQ-rights group, presented its annual Voice for Equality award to Emma González and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance. “The students of MSD who are here…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

Japan: LGBTI Pioneer Calls for Strategy to Spread Message

Evan Wolfson, one of the chief architects of a movement that helped win same-sex marriage equality in the United States, told a seminar in Tokyo on Tuesday that the time is ripe…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2018

US No Longer LGBTI Rights World Leader, says Leo Varadkar

Mr Varadkar said he believed the majority of American people would agree with him, even if the Trump administration does not. The Irish premier made the comments during an interview at the…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2018

And the Next Transgender Bathroom Bill Just Turned Up in… Alaska

So if Anchorage passes an anti-transgender ballot initiative in their municipal election on April 3, many transgender Alaskans—nearly 30 percent of whom already live in poverty, according to one survey—will have no choice but to…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2018

LGBTI Dreamers Left in Limbo as Bills Fail in Senate

A bipartisan immigration proposal failed in the Senate last week, as President Donald Trump’s deadline to reform immigration, particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, looms. Meanwhile, federal courts continue to…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

Lesbian Couple Told They Can Now Attend Alabama School Prom Together

A young lesbian couple in Alabama have been told that they will now be allowed to attend school prom together. The women attend Alexandria High School in Calhoun County. On 30 January,…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

He Was Convicted of a Sex Act That’s No Longer a Crime. Years Later, He’s Deemed a Sex Offender.

Charlton Green was 20 when he was arrested after having oral sex with a 16-year-old male in a Georgia hotel room. He was convicted of a sex crime — not because the…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

One Man’s Journey Through Gay Conversion Therapy

Bojidar Kandar was a senior at Amherst Central High School when he finally told his mother he was gay. “She thought something was wrong that she couldn’t fix,” said Kandar, now 30.…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2018

Law That Forces Teachers to Say It’s Wrong to Be Gay Could Finally Be Repealed in Alabama

A law that forces schools in Alabama to teach kids that homosexuality is “not acceptable” could finally be lifted in the state. Alabama is one of seven states with so-called ‘no promo…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

Doctors Should Stop Defining Sexual ‘Normality’

On October 26, 1996, a small group of activists picketed outside an American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Boston to draw attention to the fact that cosmetic surgeries were routinely being performed…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

It Is Not Only LGBT Jamaicans Who Welcome the Government’s Ban of Controversial U.S. Preacher

Human rights activists, online campaigners — and many other Jamaicans — were pleased with the government's recent decision to deny entry to American fundamentalist pastor, Steven Anderson. While concerns regarding free speechlinger, it was not…

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