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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

K-Quarantine: The Condemnation or Resurgence of LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

The United States and South Korea sit on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the successful containment of COVID-19. As South Korea enters its second wave of infections and…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2020

Christian Activist Calls For Violence Against Those Who Use Pandemic To Impose Socialism

Trump-loving radical right-wing activist Scott Lively warned listeners during an online Bible study yesterday that they need to establish a modern-day Underground Railroad for Christians to escape coming persecution and prepare to…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Coronavirus claims San Francisco’s oldest gay bar

San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, The Stud, has fallen victim to the coronavirus. “We want to let you know that we are not reopening our location at 399 9th St.,” the bar…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2020

COVID-19 delayed a United Methodist schism. But it has left LGBT members in limbo.

Rebecca Bernstein says she wants to go to a United Methodist seminary. But her dreams of becoming an ordained Methodist minister are on hold for now. That’s in part because of COVID-19,…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Sheroes: The Lesbian Stonewall

Popular history tells the story of the Stonewall Uprising with men as the star protagonists, the trans community limited to Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, and lesbian activists like me as…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

US Navy grants first waiver for transgender service member to serve under their preferred gender

The US Navy has granted a waiver allowing a transgender service member to serve "in their preferred gender" for the first time since the military enacted a transgender ban. "The acting Secretary…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Michigan woman at center of transgender civil rights case dies at 59

The Michigan woman at the center of a high-profile transgender rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court has died, her family said. Aimee Stephens, 59, who had kidney disease, had been…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

LGBT+ adults in US are more than twice as likely to be homeless

Almost one in five LGB adults in the US has experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Moreover, trans people are even more likely to be homeless. That’s according to a…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

Opinion: Little Richard’s Queer Triumph

It was during a 1966 concert in Paris when Little Richard, drenched in sweat, told a mostly white audience, “I’m ready, ready, ready teddy, I’m ready, ready, ready teddy!” He took off…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

Franklin Graham Is Taking Down His N.Y. Hospital, but Not Going Quietly

The last patients have been discharged from the Central Park field hospital run by Samaritan’s Purse, the evangelical organization led by the Rev. Franklin Graham. Its white tents will soon be dismantled…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2020

Flexible Salafis: The Growing Political Power of ‘Woke,’ Modernist Islamism

Imam Omar Suleiman rarely talks about da'wah – the Islamic duty of proselytization. He never talks about Islamist designs for an Islamic state. Instead, America's leading Islamic cleric speaks about broad political…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

Aimee Stephens, transgender woman at center of pending landmark Supreme Court case, is in hospice care

Aimee Stephens made national headlines when she said she was fired from her job at metro Detroit-based GR & RG Funeral Homes in 2013 after coming out as a transgender woman. Stephens…

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