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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

Transgender woman from El Salvador dies in ICE custody

A transgender woman from El Salvador died on Saturday while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. An ICE press release says Johana “Joa” Medina Leon, who was identified by her birth…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

President Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda Is Louder Than His Pride Message

On Friday, President Trump tweeted a message in support of Pride month, which was breathtakingly disingenuous given his administration’s systematic assault on LGBT rights. After ignoring LGBTQ Pride month since he took…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

U.S. embassy in Seoul faces backlash for flying Pride flag

The American embassy in South Korea is facing backlash from the country’s conservative and Christian groups for displaying a Pride flag on its building during Pride celebrations in Seoul. Harry Harris, the…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2019

Rainbow flags set on fire outside New York City LGBTQ bar

Two rainbow flags were set ablaze outside a New York City LGBTQ bar just as Pride Month festivities were set to get underway, police told NBC New York. It happened just after…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2019

In a survey of American Muslims, 0% identified as lesbian or gay. Here’s the story behind that statistic

In the United States, you could count the number of mosques like Masjid al-Rabia on two hands. It's a small community built on "five pillars of inclusivity," including pledges to be "women-centered,"…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks

Protesters chanting “black trans lives matter” and “we will not be erased” on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Trump admin seeks to roll back trans health care protections in Obamacare

In a surreptitious move on the Friday before Memorial Day — when much of Washington has already vacated town for the weekend — the Trump administration announced a proposed rule to undermine…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

Philadelphia Woman Becomes Fifth Transgender Person Killed in 2019

Michelle “Tamika” Washington, 40, is the fifth transgender person killed in 2019, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reports. A longtime trans-rights advocate, Washington was fatally shot Sunday in North Philadelphia. According to…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

Puerto Rico’s First Center for LGBT Elders Opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Puerto Rico’s first center for LGBT elders took place in San Juan on Tuesday. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke alongside Wilfred Labiosa, executive director of Waves…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Artist Nicolas Gonzalez-Medina spoke out from the stage on Saturday, in front of about 200 people: He’s an undocumented immigrant, living in the United States without government permission. And he doesn’t care…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

House approves Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

For the first-time ever, a chamber of Congress has approved legislation — with bipartisan support — that amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban comprehensibly discrimination against LGBT people.…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2019

Trump administration opposes Equality Act ‘filled with poison pills’

The Trump administration does not support the Equality Act, which the House is expected to take a vote on Friday. “The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the…

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