United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

G7 countries to increase Global Fund contributions

Germany, Italy and Canada have announced they will increase their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France,…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

Pulse survivors plan ‘ex-gay’ ‘Freedom March’ near Pulse nightclub

Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz, two survivors of the 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting, will appear at an “ex-gay” “Freedom March” about five minutes away from the massacre site in Orlando.…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

‘I-95’ serial killer who murdered six gay men in 1994 executed in Florida

Serial killer Gary Ray Bowles also known as the “I-95” killer was pronounced dead on Thursday, August 22 at age 57, after receiving a lethal injection, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2019

US fundamentalists deliver homophobic leaflets across Birmingham

A US Christian fundamentalist group have been dropping ‘homophobic and transphobic’ leaflets into homes across Birmingham. Singer Janique James, 23, was shocked to receive the Tradition, Family, Property Association pamphlet entitled ‘Gender…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

American-Georgian lawyer seeks prosecution of anti-gay hate leader

The bullying of Georgia’s gay community has at times taken on a medieval air: A local “knight” and his loyal legion of thugs have for years sought to smite any attempt by…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

How American Evangelicals Helped Stop Same-Sex Marriage in Cuba

Earlier this year, Cuban psychologist Dachelys Valdés Moreno and her American-born wife, Hope, welcomed their baby boy into the world. Although they live in Havana, they opted to give birth—as well as,…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Trump administration says transgender workers aren’t protected by civil rights

President Trump's administration has told the Supreme Court that transgender workers are not protected by federal civil rights law and can be fired because of their gender. The US government is arguing workers should…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

From Lil Nas X to Frank Ocean, the gay rappers changing hip hop’s homophobic culture

On June 30, the final day of Pride Month, the young country-rap sensation Lil Nas X came out to his 2.2. million Twitter followers “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

LGBTQ church vandalized six times in two weeks

An LGBTQ church has been vandalized six times in the past two weeks and churchgoers are worried their community is the target. "Really the first time, I thought, oh, maybe it was…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2019

Two conversion therapy survivors want protections for LGBTQ youth

For Thomas Argue, growing up in Victoria County in the 1990s was idyllic in some ways, humiliating and painful in others. Argue, who is gay, was raised in Plaster Rock, where his…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2019

America Moved On From Its Gay-Rights Moment—And Left a Legal Mess Behind

Roughly half of americans think federal law bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Despite four years of nationwide same-sex marriage, despite rapidly growing cultural acceptance for LGBTQ people, despite extensive…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender

The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender,…

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