United States

LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Reports: Russians targeted LGBT community with disinformation

A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBT issues and, in some cases, pushed LGBT voters…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

The Role of US Christian Conservatives in Taiwan’s LGBT Referendum Defeats

Like in Australia, the debate about foreign interference in Taiwan usually centers on the shadowy intentions of China. But a very different source of overseas influence is blamed, at least in part,…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2018

New GLOBE Act asserts U.S. opposition to anti-LGBT abuses overseas

New comprehensive legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday seeks to enshrine into law U.S. policy against anti-LGBT human rights abuses overseas and the process by which LGBT people facing persecution can…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

There’s No Easy Path to Asylum, But It’s Even More Difficult for Queer People

Making asylum claims more difficult for members of the LGBTQ community, caravans of refugees — as with those that have traveled up through Central America hoping to reach the United States —…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

These Teenage Trolls Are Pretending to Be LGBT, and Screwing Up Scientific Studies

Scientists studying LGBT youth may have a big problem on their hands: meddling kids. More specifically, meddling kids who think it’s funny to identify as gay or lesbian on surveys—and who then give exaggerated responses to other questions…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

GSA Not Allowed to Say Gay or LGBT+

Staff members at Leo Jr./Sr. High School won't let their recently-founded Gay-Straight Alliance use the word "gay" or the initialism LGBT+, according to New Now Next. The alliance was originally called Leo GSA, but the…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

LGBT-owned Denizens Brewery challenges straight bro beer culture

Washington residents need not be reminded that long nights, pizza and beer are staples of the political campaign lifestyle. When Julie Verratti and her wife, Emily Bruno, left their campaign lives in Boston…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Anti-trans group admits bathroom predator myth is made up

An anti-trans group has acknowledged the failure of bathroom predator scare-mongering tactics in the Massachusetts referendum on transgender rights protections. The realisation came as part of an analysis of the failure of…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Fired for not using trans student’s pronouns, teacher argues ‘that is not tolerance’

Before he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student, Virginia teacher Peter Vlaming defended his convictions. “We are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed on…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Mexico Recognizes A Gay Couple’s U.S. Marriage In An Extremely Important First For The Country

Gay rights in Mexico is a tricky subject — same-sex marriage is legal in 12 of 31 states plus Mexico City, and gay marriages are federally recognized. However, it's still not technically…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

Trump Strips LGBTI Rights From USMCA Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada

The Trump administration has exempted the United States from provisions in the new USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada that require LGBT+ rights protections to be put in place. The trilateral United…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2018

Newly-signed USMCA points at increased auto imports, watered-down LGBTQ protections

Initial analysis of the final text of the new North American trade pact Canada signed on Friday is pointing to two changes – one potentially helpful for the auto sector, the other potentially problematic…

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