United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 05/08/2020

Activists call on Tinley Park to show support for gay rights in Polish Sister City

Activists in Europe are calling on Tinley Park residents and village officials to show support for gay rights in a Sister City community in Poland. European rights groups want Tinley Park and…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2020

U.S. lawmakers push for ‘invisible’ LGBT+ coronavirus patients to be counted

Authorities must count how many novel coronavirus patients are LGBT+ as they face greater health risks than the population at large, a California lawmaker said on Tuesday, after introducing a bill that…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2020

Famed NYC Lesbian Bar Seeks Community Help After Feds Deny Aid

Henrietta Hudson, the country's longest operating bar for queer women, is pleading for financial help from the LGBTQ community after requests for government aid went unanswered. “Over the years we have seen…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2020

Hate crime or stray bullet? Kansas City man’s death stirs fears in LGBTQ communities

Ta’Ron Carson knew how to apply makeup, so his expertly contoured jawline and highlighted cheekbones stood out as he twirled along the sidewalk on Main Street in Midtown Kansas City on a…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2020

Indiana restaurant is using drag queens to deliver food to customers

The Michigan City, Indiana restaurant Fiddleheads is now offering Dragside Pickup. Customers can order online or telephone and when they arrive to pick it up, a drag queen will bring it to…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2020

Students unite in support of gay teacher sacked from Catholic school because of his sexuality

English teacher Jim Zimmerman had worked at Alter High School in Ohio for 23 years, and is a graduate of the school himself. He was forced out when an anonymous person sent…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2020

Two arrested in alleged hate crime killing of transgender women in Puerto Rico

Two men have been arrested in Puerto Rico in the shooting death of two transgender women whose bodies were found last week in a burned-out car. The two suspects, Juan Carlos Pagán…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2020

Groups Express Grave Concern about the Commission on Unalienable Rights

As human rights organizations, scholars, defenders and activists, we the 167 undersigned, write to express our grave concern about the work of the U.S. State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights and any…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2020

Far-right groups are taking their anti-LGBTQ agenda to lockdown protests

A slew of far-right groups who have openly embraced anti-LGBTQ messages are taking part in so-called "lockdown protests" across the country — further endangering the lives of LGBTQ people who are already…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2020

Wave of trans murders sparks fear of ‘hunting season’ in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been hit by an “epidemic of violence” with five transgender murders in two months, LGBT+ activists said on Wednesday, adding that homophobic rhetoric from politicians and religious leaders may…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2020

Gay in Nigeria: The Stark Reality For LGBT People In The West Africa Country

Michael Ighodaro was attacked by homophobes in his home city of Abuja when he was waiting for a taxi outside his friend's home. His attackers stormed up behind the LGBT activist, hurled…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2020

This woman realising her chickens are in a lesbian relationship is the ultimate quarantine love story

Two hens brought together in quarantine have fallen in love, and the story of how their owner realised she had lesbian chickens will melt your heart. Nothing about the match between the…

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