United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

A trans woman made a map of affirming clinics. Hateful people turned it into a hit list

When transgender activist Erin Reed first started transitioning, she found it difficult to locate gender-affirming health centers that provide informed consent around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and its effects. So, as an…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights: Why mainstream Jewish groups didn’t defend Yeshiva University

The latest exchange in the ongoing battle between Yeshiva University and the YU Pride Alliance, a student LGBTQ club, allowed for at least a temporary ceasefire between the two sides. But the…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Tennessee GOP urges pediatric clinic to stop providing gender-affirming surgeries

A group of GOP lawmakers in Tennessee sent a letter Wednesday to Vanderbilt University Medical Center calling on the hospital’s Pediatric Transgender Clinic — the only one of its kind in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Cardinals Cupich, Dolan blast HHS plan to require transgender procedures over religious objections

Two of America’s most prominent Roman Catholic leaders — Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan — said Tuesday that a Biden administration proposal to require Catholic hospitals to…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

The Most Dominant Toxic Election Narratives Online

Ballot mules. Poll watch parties. Groomers. These topics are now among the most dominant divisive and misleading narratives online about November’s midterm elections, according to researchers and data analytics companies. On Twitter,…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

In a political first, two gay candidates face off in congressional election

A historic number of LGBTQ candidates will appear on ballots across the country in November. At least 1,095 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people have run or are still running for…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

Michigan Senate passes resolution condemning state’s controversial LGBTQ teacher training videos

In the first Senate session day since July, a resolution voted along party lines condemning controversial Michigan Department of Education (MDE) teacher training videos was adopted in the Michigan Senate Monday, Sept.…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Montana to let transgender people change their birth record

After months of defiance, Montana’s health department said Monday it will follow a judge’s ruling and temporarily allow transgender people to change the gender on their birth certificates. The judge issued a…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

‘Life-changing’ Hamilton softball league becomes 3rd in Canada to join prestigious LGBTQ+ alliance

An LGBTQ-friendly softball league in Hamilton has joined the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), becoming the only Hamilton sports league and just the third in Canada to be part of…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Texas judge halts investigations of transgender families who belong to national advocacy group

A state district judge on Friday granted a temporary halt into the investigations of families with transgender children who belong to one of the largest LGBTQ advocacy groups in the country. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Japan’s first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society Museum welcomed Taiga Ishikawa, Japan's first gay member of parliament, during his recent visit to San Francisco. Ishikawa, 48, is Japan's highest-ranking and only LGBTQ politician currently…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2022

Youth activists hold D.C. rally for LGBTQ rights

About 100 youth activists and their supporters from throughout the country turned out for a rally on Monday, Sept. 12, at D.C. ‘s John Marshall Park near the U.S. Capitol to call…

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