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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

State anti-transgender bills represent coordinated attack, advocates say

Bills in at least 20 states are targeting the transgender community in what LGBTQ advocates say is an organized assault by conservative groups. On Thursday, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Transgender Woman Is Killed in ‘Vicious and Violent Attack’ in Her Miami Apartment

An attack that a police detective describes as "very vicious and violent" has authorities searching for the killer of a 45-year-old transgender woman found dead two weeks ago in her Miami apartment.…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

LGBTQ people now protected under the Fair Housing Act

For the first time, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are now protected from housing discrimination under federal law. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this month that the Fair…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

A wave of killings against transgender people in Puerto Rico

Forty-four transgender or gender non-conforming people were killed in the United States in 2020. Six of those people were killed in Puerto Rico alone. This January, the island’s governor, Pedro Pierluisi, declared…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

Drag queens rally to make sure LGBT+ seniors had a Valentine’s Day to remember

A group of drag queens in Chicago showed the power of the queer community when they came together to make sure local LGBT+ seniors received Valentine’s Day cards. The Chicago Black Drag…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Sam Edelman felt like a girl for as long as he could remember, his dad said. As Sam’s 18th birthday approached, and after years of researching hormone treatments, the high school senior…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Betsy West & Julie Cohen explain why Pauli Murray is the most important queer you’ve never heard of

How could anyone ever top Ruth Bader Ginsberg? Documentary filmmakers Betsy West & Julie Cohen faced that same question upon completing their Oscar-nominated film RBG. Fortunately, the late, great justice had already…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Joe Biden invited to Nigeria to ‘marry a man as his second wife’ by raging homophobic bishop

The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on the human rights of lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

QAnon supporters claim COVID-19 vaccines turn people gay, transgender

QAnon supporters are peddling the false conspiracy theory that COVID-19 vaccines turn people gay or transgender. BBC investigative reporter Shayan Sardarizadeh posted screenshots from Telegram – the new home of many conspiracists…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

8 Bills Across 7 States: Coordinated Anti-Transgender, Anti-LGBTQ Legislative Push Ramps Up In State Houses Across The Country

The legislative fight to pass discriminatory anti-transgender legislation is ramping up in state houses across the country, with a significant number of bills expected to have hearings or votes this week. Opponents…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

LGTBQ seniors in Philly get COVID-19 vaccine

Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled for next month. A team of four from…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

LGBTQ people of color 2X likely to test positive for COVID-19 as straight white people

Data collected in fall 2020 finds that LGBTQ people—in particular LGBTQ people of color—have disproportionately experienced the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the…

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