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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

Events bring awareness to asexual and intersex communities

The week of Oct. 23 was dedicated to two LGBTQ awareness periods: Asexual Awareness Week and Intersex Awareness Day. The former, also known as “Ace Week,” occurs every last full week of…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

Should Pre-K Kids Learn About Drag Queens and ‘Intersex’? MD School District Says Yes

One of Maryland's wealthiest school districts has moved forward with an LGBTQ-inclusive book list for elementary school students while allegedly declining to recommend several children's books that promote "American values." According to…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2022

Clear spike in anti-trans rhetoric sets stage for violence like Colorado Springs shooting, experts say

A rapid increase in recent anti-trans and anti-gay rhetoric and protests set up violence like the overnight murders at Colorado Springs’ Club Q, political scientists and activists trying to keep their communities…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

First openly transgender NFL cheerleader Justine Lindsay a ‘face of the possible’

After becoming a member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats cheerleaders in March, Justine Lindsay had heard that there was nothing like the team's first home game of the season. That sentiment proved…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

‘Rainbow wave’ in U.S. midterms lifts LGBTQ hopes, but battles lie ahead

A “rainbow wave” that lifted record numbers of LGBTQ candidates to victory in the U.S. midterms is a promising sign of growing acceptance, but tough legislative fights still lie ahead in many…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Senate clears hurdle to move gay marriage bill toward final passage

The Senate on Wednesday cleared a key procedural hurdle to move forward the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that will codify same-sex marriage into federal law. The bill earned bipartisan support in a…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

‘Anatomy inventory’ fosters more inclusive care for transgender, non-binary patients

PHILADELPHIA — Taking an “anatomy inventory” during visits can help cultivate a more supportive environment for transgender and non-binary patients to discuss their gender identity and the need for organ-specific care, a…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

As Texas cracks down on trans youth, some families feel trapped

Every morning, Mary's eight-year-old daughter Paige walks into school in the Texan city of Austin with a legal letter in her rucksack, neatly packed with her schoolbooks and her lunch, just in…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

U.S. judge rejects Biden administration’s LGBT health protections

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden's administration had wrongly interpreted an Obamacare provision as barring health care providers from discriminating against gay and transgender people. U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

Hate speech surged on Twitter during first week under Musk’s ownership: report

Hate speech surged during the first week of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter, according to a new report released by the Center for Countering Digital Hate. Social media analytics tool…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2022

OPINION Twitter takeover: Real-world risk to LGBTQ+ users

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has sent a shockwave through social media and the LGBTQ+ community. Bloomberg reports the world’s richest man has ordered a review of the platform’s hateful conduct policy, “specifically…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2022

Leigh Finke to become first transgender legislator in Minnesota House

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Leigh Finke will be the first transgender legislator in the Minnesota House after she handily won the seat for District 66A on Tuesday night. According to the secretary of…

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