United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

The LGBT Equality Act began life in 1974. It’s still waiting to be passed.

When the news broke that Rep. Bella Abzug had introduced a bill to protect lesbian and gay people from discrimination to Congress, David Mixner cut out the article and hid it the…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Calls for pastor who celebrated Orlando massacre to be banned from Ireland

A petition has been signed almost 5,000 times calling for anti-LGBT+ pastor Steven Anderson to be banned from entering Ireland. Anderson—a preacher with the Faithful Word Baptist Church in the United States—is…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

More than half of banned books challenged for LGBTQ content

More than half of the top 11 most frequently challenged and banned books of 2018 include LGBTQ content, according to a report released Monday by the American Library Association. “Books for youth…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Two-Spirit: Meet the Native Americans embracing their LGBT+ tribe members

The sound of drums, singing and prayers marks the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon. Marchers carry the flags of the United States and some of Arizona’s tribal…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

New Study: LGBT People A ‘Fundamental Part of The Fabric Of Rural Communities’

LGBT people are typically depicted as city and coastal dwellers. And those who live in rural America are often characterized as people yearning to escape rural life for more acceptance in urban…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2019

Most Americans are a-OK with a gay presidential candidate. That’s a big shift in less than 15 years.

With Pete Buttigieg's campaign saying he raised an impressive $7 million in the first fundraising quarter, the South Bend, Indiana mayor is looking more and more like a significant factor in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2019

For many Native Americans, embracing LGBT members is a return to the past

The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. Marchers carried the flags of the United States and some of…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

Revealed: Trump-linked US Christian ‘fundamentalists’ pour millions of ‘dark money’ into Europe, boosting the far right

US Christian right ‘fundamentalists’ linked to the Trump administration and Steve Bannon are among a dozen American groups that have poured at least $50 million of ‘dark money’ into Europe over the…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

LGBTI migrants from Central America find refuge in D.C.

Méndez, a transgender woman from San Salvador, El Salvador, told that she and Rony Alexander, a gay man from Honduras’ Lempira department, became a couple when they arrived in D.C. earlier this…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2019

Trump’s transgender ban on the military gets full legal blessing

The Trump administration’s long-wished-for transgender military ban now is officially – and legally – cleared to proceed. Different variations of the ban have been floating in legal limbo for several months. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

Majority of Americans back LGBTQ protections — but support is sliding

Nearly 70 percent support nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, though support has fallen since 2015. A majority of Americans across every state and almost every demographic support LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

LGBT Groups Want Pete Buttigieg to Be More Than the ‘Gay Candidate for President’

LGBT political movers and shakers were thrilled when Pete Buttigieg won a spot on the debate stage—but say he has to keep impressing them if he wants to earn formal support. As…

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