United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 08/02/2020

LGBT+ domestic abuse centre named for Stonewall pioneers Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera opens

London’s The Outside Project has opened a new LGBT+ domestic abuse refuge, named for transgender pioneers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. The grassroots organisation, which in 2018 opened the UK’s first…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2020

LGBT youth ‘robbed’ by coronavirus, says head of suicide-prevention org The Trevor Project

The coronavirus pandemic has “robbed” LGBT+ youth – who already had a higher risk of mental-health problems – of support, the head of The Trevor Project has written. Writing for the World…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2020

How Latino dads are using TikTok to connect with their children

Wearing a sultry look on his face and a long, curly gray wig, Genaro Rangel pulled his fake hair out of a ponytail and whipped it dramatically over his shoulders. "¡Qué pasó!”…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2020

Pro-Trump preacher unleashes homophobic rant at Chicago’s lesbian mayor Lori Lightfoot

Pro-Trump preacher Dave Daubenmire has taken aim at the mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, for being a married lesbian. Daubenmire, more commonly known as right-wing internet persona ‘Coach Dave’, hit out at…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2020

Grocery store’s coronavirus sign sparks Pride event and Trump-supporting counter protest

The small Pennsylvania town of Mifflinburg witnessed a face-off between LGBT+ protestors and Trump supporters on Sunday (26 July). It started as a response to a bizarre note stuck on a grocery…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2020

Rideshare Profiles With LGBTQ Symbols Canceled More Often by Drivers

Racial and anti-LGBTQ+ bias persists in ridesharing services even though companies have taken steps to reduce it, according to a new study from Indiana University Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business — and…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2020

Mexico City just outlawed traumatising conversion therapy

Mexico City has become the first jurisdiction in Mexico to outlaw the damaging practice of conversion therapy, in a historic victory for the country’s LGBT+ community. According to The New York Times,…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2020

Pennsylvania governor blasts ‘vile acts’ against transgender official leading pandemic response

The man sitting in a Pennsylvania carnival’s dunk tank at a fundraiser last weekend was going for a Marilyn Monroe look, he said, styling himself in a floral print dress and a…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2020

Republican platform condemned for claim LGBT+ people ‘recruit children’ and ‘prey’ on cis women

The Republican Party in North Dakota has been condemned by a raft of party officials after it published vile and offensive remarks about the LGBT+ community. In the party’s extended policy platform,…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2020

Her husband kicked out their teenage son for being gay, but this ‘Country Mama’ fought back

There has been a drastic change in public opinion over homosexuality in the past thirty years, especially when it comes to parents accepting their gay children. According to Pew Research, in 1985,…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2020

The first drag queen and LGBT rights pioneer was a former slave

While some still argue that homosexuality is a western import brought to African shores through movies, books, and other means, history shows that one of our most fabulous “exports” was the first…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2020

Madonna says Russia fined her $1M for gay rights speech but she didn’t pay

Madonna said Sunday that the Russian government fined her for a speech she made supporting LGBTQ rights at a concert in St. Petersburg eight years ago. The singer posted a clip of…

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