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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

LGBTQ people of color 2X likely to test positive for COVID-19 as straight white people

Data collected in fall 2020 finds that LGBTQ people—in particular LGBTQ people of color—have disproportionately experienced the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

White House defends trans kids in sports: ‘Trans rights are human rights’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held firm Tuesday under questioning from Fox Radio on President Biden’s commitment to transgender rights, asserting under questioning about transgender kids in school sports: “Trans rights…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Lawmakers In 19 States Cloning Idaho’s Transgender Athlete Bill

Feb. 3, Utah House Representative Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan, introduced HB302, which would require public school athletes to play on teams which aligned only with their sex at birth. Similar legislation has now…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Pete Buttigieg picks gay Navajo Nation member as assistant transport secretary

The newly sworn in US transport secretary Pete Buttigieg has chosen a gay Navajo Nation member as one of his assistant secretaries. Gay Democrat Arlando Teller was, until now, an Arizona state…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

Biden signs foreign policy memo putting U.S. at ‘forefront’ of global LGBTQ rights

President Joe Biden has issued a historic memorandum committing the United States to promoting LGBTQ rights on the international stage. Released to the public Thursday evening, the Memorandum on Advancing the Human…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

LA HOPE DEALER HELPING BREAK DOWN BARRIERS THROUGH ART

Corrie Mattie came to Los Angeles after growing up on the East Coast and knowing it is a competitive industry for creatives. The uncertainty of this, in addition to the uncertainty when…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

Brighter days: LGBTQ seniors find support through Rainbow Collective

To be older and alone is a challenge. For LGBTQ seniors, who are far more likely to be childless and estranged from family, the experience can be even more challenging. "LGBTQ seniors are…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

Transgender Navy SEAL: Biden order ‘going to give a lot of other individuals that chance to finally be themselves’

When Navy SEAL Ashley Nefzger heard rumblings that President Joe Biden could sign an executive order to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military, she was cautiously hopeful.…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

Discrimination Leads to Internalized Homophobia, Increased Suicide Risk for Sexual Minorities

A recent article, published in the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, examined the relationships between external minority stressors, internalized homophobia, LGBT community connectedness, and suicidal ideation. The researchers suggest that…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

LGBT+ history month: forgotten figures who challenged gender expression and identity centuries ago

Non-binary and trans people have always been here, not least in every recorded society from the ancient world onwards. Why is it then that they’re often absent from the tales and lists…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

New York Repeals ‘Walking While Trans’ Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday that repeals a state anti-loitering law, commonly called the "walking while trans" ban, that critics say police used to harass and arrest law-abiding…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

What’s next for these transgender asylum seekers stranded in Mexico?

Kataleya Nativi Baca, 29, can see the yellow grasslands of San Ysidro, California, from the crests of Tijuana’s hills. The palm trees swaying less than a mile from her shack are rooted…

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