United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Gay couple assaulted on D.C. street by attackers shouting ‘monkeypox faggots’

Two young men appearing in their late teens shouted the words “monkeypox faggots” at a gay male couple walking along 7th Street, N.W. in the city’s Shaw neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 7,…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Meet 5 queer trailblazers making visibility matter in small-town America

When Sylvia Ximi was in middle school, she recalls looking around her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, for any sign there were other queer people around. One low-slung building at a four-way stop…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Renewed push for repeal of Navajo Nation’s same-sex marriage ban

LGBTQ rights activists are renewing their push for a repeal of the Navajo Nation's same-sex marriage ban. While the United States Supreme Court declared marriage equality the law of the land, it…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

Trans equality wins in federal court as state Medicaid ordered to pay for gender affirming care

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled this week that West Virginia’s Medicaid program can no longer exclude gender-affirming medical care for its transgender members. The ruling will apply to the…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2022

Search renewed for remains of 4 victims of 1973 gay bar fire

Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Social contagion’ isn’t causing more youths to be transgender, study finds

“Social contagion” is not driving an increasing number of adolescents to come out as transgender, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. The study also found that the proportion of…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2022

Scoop: Senate eyes changes to gay marriage bill

Senators are working behind the scenes on changes to a House-passed bill codifying marriage equality to get it across the finish line, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The legislation has been…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Post-‘Roe,’ Transgender People Fear for the Future

Minutes after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the country’s full-fledged attack on bodily autonomy reached new proportions in the bistate Kansas City metro area,…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2022

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

President Joe Biden has nominated a gay California state superior court judge to the federal bench. It follows criticism that the Biden administration has been slow to appoint LGBTQ federal judges. Friday,…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2022

Peru refuses to recognize lesbian congresswoman’s U.S. marriage

Peruvian Congresswoman Susel Paredes and her wife, Gracia Aljovín, have told the Washington Blade that they will sue Peru over its refusal to recognize their 2016 marriage in Miami. Paredes and Aljovín made…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2022

Texas suing USDA over requirement to add LGBTQ protections to nutrition programs’ nondiscrimination policies Texas suing USDA over requirement to add LGBTQ protections to nutrition programs’ nondiscrimination policies.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service announced in May that it would expand its definition of sexual discrimination to include gender identity and sexual orientation. Paxton and other attorneys general are suing…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2022

GOP congressman attends gay son’s wedding after opposing protections for same-sex marriage.

GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson attended his gay son's wedding last week, three days after opposing a bill in the US House that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage into federal law, CNN…

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