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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

Ray Yeung has been telling queer Asian stories for years and people are finally taking notice

In the ongoing conversation about LGBTQ representation, sometimes the need to expand beyond the American zeitgeist gets lost. Last year, writer/director Ray Yeung managed to do just that with his critically-acclaimed film…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

School principal ‘tried to censor’ queer graduate’s moving valedictorian speech. It backfired, spectacularly

Bryce Dershem was sharing his turbulent experience of coming out at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, New Jersey, when his microphone was muted. Wearing a Pride flag draped around his graduation…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2021

Cultural Closet: It’s a challenge for LGBT Asians to come out to relatives in their homelands

Xiukui Ji, a then-22-year old Chinese international student at the University of Arizona, was on the phone with his sister when he told her, "Oh, by the way... I'm gay." "I knew…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Carl Nassib Is The First Active NFL Player To Come Out As Gay

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out in a personal Instagram post on Monday, saying he has "agonized over this moment for the last 15 years." "I just want to take a…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

Stonewall Inn to pour Bud Light down the drain in Anheuser-Busch protest

The owners of the Stonewall Inn in New York say they will not serve some beers at the famous LGBTQ+ bar during Pride weekend – and will ceremonially pour some down a…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

V.A. Plans to Offer Gender-Affirming Surgeries for Transgender Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to offer gender confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, announced over the weekend at a Pride event in Orlando, Fla.,…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2021

Pride Exhibit Debuts on White House Ground Floor

The White House partnered with the Smithsonian Institution for an exhibit that displays information on LGBTQ+ history and features photos, documents, and memorabilia. The exhibit is on the Ground Floor Corridor of…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2021

Supreme Court sides with Catholic adoption agency that refuses to work with LGBT couples

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a unanimous defeat to LGBT couples in a high-profile case over whether Philadelphia could refuse to contract with a Roman Catholic adoption agency that says its…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

I’m a gay, Christian pediatrician and have no doubt: Jesus would reject anti-trans laws

“What would Jesus do?” This slogan has been used by Christians for decades, serving as a reminder to act in the way Jesus did (and would today) by showing love, mercy, compassion…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2021

Brooklyn Liberation March Brings Attention to Trans Youth

For a second consecutive year, a large crowd of people donning white shirts marched in the historic Brooklyn Liberation demonstration — and this time the focus was placed squarely on transgender youth.…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2021

In US, wave of anti-transgender legislation casts shadow on Pride Month festivities

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

Transgender athletes fight Florida’s new ban

They’ve spent months in limbo, anxiously waiting to figure out how they would be able to celebrate Pride Month 2021. They could emerge from more than a year of isolation to celebrate…

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