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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

‘A Butterfly With My Wings Cut Off’: A Transgender Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Come to California

When she turned 15, like so many girls in her town in Guatemala, Luna Guzmán celebrated with a quinceañera. “My friend lent me the dress because she saw the way I used…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2020

LGBT-friendly companies outperform in the stock market, Credit Suisse says

Companies more tolerant of differences in sexuality and gender identity have seen a stock-price boost as well, according to an analysis from Credit Suisse. The investment bank put together a list of…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Two Lesbians of Color Named to White House Communications Staff

Two longtime political activists, both lesbians of color, have been named to White House communications positions by President-elect Joe Biden. Karine Jean-Pierre, who is Black, will be principal deputy press secretary in…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

NFL vet Ryan K. Russell still wants to play after coming out. He’s more ready than ever.

It was August 29, 2019. There were still 11 Democratic presidential candidates. Alex Trebek had recovered from chemotherapy and announced his return to work filming episodes of Jeopardy. The “bisexual chair,” and…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Gay parents shouldn’t both be on child’s birth certificate, Indiana AG argues

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that it should reverse a federal appeals court’s ruling that allowed both members of same-sex couples in Indiana…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2020

Biden Names Gay Man As White House Social Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has named the first openly LGBT person to a position in the incoming administration. According to The Hill, Carlos Elizondo has been named the White House social secretary. Elizondo…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2020

LGBT Marching Band Is First To Perform In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC) on Thursday became the first LGBT marching band to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. LGBAC, one of the first queer marching bands…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

First LGBT+ digital banking platform launches in United States

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first LGBT+-owned and targeted digital banking platform launched in the United States this week, part of a growing effort to meet the needs of gay…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Trump’s ban on transgender troops hurts military, former top service physicians say

The Trump administration’s ban on transgender troops has harmed the military’s ability to protect the nation, according to former military surgeons general. Three top former military health leaders were co-authors of a…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

This Digital Posada Is All About Helping The LGBTQ Migrant Community, Who Face A Uniquely Challenging Reality

With homosexuality still illegal in more than 60 countries around the world and attitudes towards transgendered people often even less welcoming, it’s obvious why so many people risk their lives to migrate…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2020

Trump’s ban on transgender troops hurt the military, former service surgeons general say

President Trump’s order banning many transgender people from serving has eroded the military’s ability to fight and win wars by narrowing its recruiting pool and lowering morale among transgender troops exempt from…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2020

Native American LGBT+ youth are at a terrifyingly high risk of suicide: ‘There’s an urgent need to de-colonise systems’

New research from the Trevor Project shows that LGBT+ youth from American Indian and Alaskan Native backgrounds are 2.5 times more likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year, compared…

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