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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 11/22/2020

Federal appeals court strikes down ‘conversion therapy’ bans in Florida

A divided federal appeals court Friday struck down measures passed in Palm Beach County and the city of Boca Raton that blocked the controversial practice known as “conversion therapy,” saying the prohibitions…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2020

Intersex lesbian born with testicles and a vagina insists ‘people like me are not freaks’

Courtney Skaggs, 29, is genetically male but was also born with a clitoris. However, her body rejected its male hormones and she now lives as an 'intersex femme' following the invasive surgery…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2020

Trump Judges Strike Down Bans On LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’

A federal appeals court struck down Friday local ordinances prohibiting licensed therapists from engaging in "conversion therapy" practices that aim to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity—despite widespread consensus among…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

Lesbian political powerhouse Karine Jean-Pierre is the “top candidate” to be Biden’s press secretary

Several journalists are reporting that Joe Biden is considering lesbian Democratic advisor Karine Jean-Pierre to be the public face of the White House next year. If she is picked for the job,…

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Pedro Julio Serrano – Puerto Rico Para Tod@s

Pedro Julio Serrano is the executive director of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, a nonprofit organization in Puerto Rico that focuses on political movement support for LGBTQI+ people. He shares his story as…

ADDED ON: 11/18/2020

First NYC housing complex bought by and for the LGBTQ+ community opens

New York City's first LGBTQ+ owned and run housing complex opened in Queens on Friday, 30 years after the owner said she first conceived the idea. Ceyenne Doroshaw, a trans woman who…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2020

Justice Alito takes aim at gay marriage in ‘politically charged speech’

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito criticized same-sex marriage as a harbinger of the erosion of free speech in America, drawing renewed concern from LGBTQ advocates about the future of this recently gained…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2020

Gay Asian-American defeats Alt-Right extremist in Hawai’i State House race

In a race for a seat in the Hawai’i House of Representatives 22nd district— which includes Waikiki, Ala Moana and Kakaako on the island of Oahu, a 28 year old gay Asian-American…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

Equality Act hangs in the balance as Democrats falter in Senate races

On May 14, 1974, Rep. Bella Abzug, a feminist icon in women’s rights movement, introduced one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation ever ignored. It had just one co-sponsor.…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2020

LGBT+ rights groups hope Biden win helps marginalised communities

Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. presidential election will help give a voice to marginalised LGBT+ communities, rights groups said on Saturday, after he promised to overturn a ban on transgender personnel…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2020

She was fired by the sheriff for being a lesbian. So, she ran for his job and beat him.

It all began three years ago when Charmaine McGuffey was fired from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department by Sheriff Jim Neil. McGuffey claims it happened because she raised concerns over abuse of…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2020

2020 election is a ‘seismic’ shift for LGBT+ representation in politics

As the US election results pour in, the LGBT+ community is celebrating a significant milestone in the political landscape. In Delaware, Sarah McBride was elected to the state senate, becoming the first…

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