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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

LGBTI Dreamer Granted Asylum by Chicago Immigration Judge

A federal immigration judge granted asylum Wednesday to a Chicagoan who argued that her status as a queer woman and LGBT rights activist made it too dangerous for her to return to…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

Homophobe Mike Pompeo Likely to Win Confirmation as Nation’s Top Diplomat

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the nomination of anti-LGBT politician Mike Pompeo as secretary of State, moving his nomination on to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. If approved…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

U.S.’s Largest LGBTI Group Takes on Workplace Discrimination in Mexico

The HRC Foundation, an arm of the Human Rights Campaign, is launching their second survey of major Mexican corporations to gauge their policies on LGBT employees. EquidadMX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral will query…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Christopher Wylie: The Gay Vegan Who ‘made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’

Steve Bannon ‘loved the gays’, according to the man who says he developed a tool to harvest personal data on millions of Americans for the US election. Christopher Wylie, a 28-year-old Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

LGBTI Student Group to Protest Steven Crowder Event at SMU

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in this city expressed support to the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Sogie) Bill, which is currently…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

‘TransMilitary’ Is the LGBTI Advocacy Film Middle America Needs to See

Any parent would struggle to send their child off to war, of course. But there’s another layer to the Cooks’ fear. As one of about 15,500 transgender troops in the U.S. military,…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Varadkar Must Use US Trip to Speak on LGBTI Rights

While the Taoiseach has enjoyed a successful State-side trip so far — bumping into Arnold Schwarzenegger, visiting the site of JFK’s assassination, and thanking the Choctaw Native Americans for their donations during…

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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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