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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

Recovering Queer Identities

In the Castro District, the well-known hub of San Francisco’s gay community, bronze plaques embedded in the sidewalks honor famous LGBTQ individuals from around the world. Recognizing ancestors has a long pedigree…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

U.S. ambassador says EU criticism of Poland ‘overblown’

The U.S. ambassador to Poland said the European Union’s criticism of Poland’s adherence to democracy is “overblown”, as Warsaw faces cuts to EU budget funds over its judiciary reforms. Since coming to…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

LGBTQ rights supporters remember civil rights icon John Lewis

LGBTQ rights supporters are mourning the loss of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and died late Friday after a battle with…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2020

Washington state sues Trump administration to block rollback of transgender health care protections

The state of Washington is suing the Trump administration to block the rollback of an Affordable Care Act regulation that has prohibited discrimination in health care against patients who are transgender. In…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2020

Baja California state congress says no to gay marriage

After much debate, Baja California’s State Congress turned down an initiative to establish equal marriage protections for gay couples. Baja California is just south of California. Technically, same-sex marriage in the state…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2020

Her death sparked Transgender Day of Remembrance. 22 years later, still no answers

Rita Hester fought like hell. The story was written in blood. The phone had been ripped from the wall. Half a shoe print — not Rita's — marked the bloody floor. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2020

LGBTQ+ community sees spike in first-time depression in wake of coronavirus​

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depression rates are spiking in the LGBTQ+ community, especially in individuals who hadn't struggled with those issues in the past, say researchers. "What…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2020

Trump’s New Asylum Regulations Could Have Devastating Effects For LGBTQ People

In June, the Trump administration released a 161-page draft rule that many say would essentially shut down the United States asylum system. The regulations would impose harsh restrictions on who can qualify…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2020

Facebook & Instagram Ban All Content Promoting So-Called “Ex-Gay” Conversion Therapy

On Friday, Facebook and Instagram announced a ban on all videos, images, and written content promoting so-called “ex-gay” conversion therapy or reparative therapy, a widely disavowed and debunked form of psychological torture…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2020

Supreme Court’s religious employer ruling could weaken LGBTQ protections

The Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, which strengthened the legal protections that shield religious institutions from job discrimination lawsuits, could weaken LGBTQ worker protections, according…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2020

US Scrabble bans racist and LGBTQ slurs from tournaments

North American Scrabble competitors will no longer be able to play racist and homophobic slurs from the "N-word" to "bumboy" and "poofs", the head of the players' association has said, in an…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

57 Million Viewers Joined Virtual LGBT Pride Celebration Global Pride

More than 57 million people tuned in to the first-ever Global Pride. Global Pride replaced the annual LGBT Pride parades and festivals canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Headliners included…

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