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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Former Gay Conversion Leader Denounces ‘Harmful’ Movement After Coming Out

The South Carolina-based founder of one of the nation’s largest “gay conversion” programs issued a formal apology for his role in the discredited movement this weekend ― just months after coming out…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Conversion Therapy Crusader Comes Out As Gay

The Post and Courier has reported that the Hope for Wholeness founder 51 year-old McKrae Game came out as gay, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

Inside the Supreme Court Discrimination Cases That Could Change LGBTQ Rights

On Oct. 8, the High Court is set to hear three landmark LGBTQ workplace-discrimination cases. They are as intensely personal as they are political. Until 2012, Aimee Stephens was, in her own…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Groups argue law doesn’t protect transgender woman from workplace bias

More than three dozen groups, from Christian colleges to feminists, filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to side with a Michigan funeral home business that fired a transgender employee who…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Boston ‘straight pride’ parade dwarfed by large counter-protest

A controversial “straight pride” parade in Boston on Saturday drew more than 1,000 counter-protesters and a few hundred supporters. The rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was “grand marshal” of the event, for which…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

Parents demand action after students from LGBTQ club in California HS allegedly harassed by group holding MAGA flags

A high school in Bakersfield, Calif., is investigating an alleged incident of harassment against students who participated in a meeting of an LGBTQ club. According to multiple social media posts, students from…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

How Silicon Valley fostered India’s LGBTQ+ movement

The moment I heard that Section 377 had finally fallen, I wondered if my friends Arvind and Ashok, sitting far away from India in their two-storey house in San Jose in California,…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

It’s been long march for LGBTQ rights — Straight Pride boosters skip over that

On Saturday there will be a Straight Pride Parade, where people will be marching many of the same streets as the Boston Pride Parade. The proponents of this parade wonder: If LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Principal Who Banned a Book With LGBTQ Themes Arrested for Child Porn

Phillip Todd Wilson had removed books parents objected to because of gay characters and controversial content. A high school principal who once banned books with LGBTQ content and other factors parents and…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

No single ‘gay gene’, reveals the largest-ever study of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour

Scientists have again debunked the idea of a single "gay gene", in the largest study to date of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour. Rather, their findings paint a diverse and complex…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2019

Another resignation shakes LGBT Republican group after Trump endorsement

The executive director Jerri Ann Henry of the Log Cabin Republicans, group working with Republicans advocate equal rights for lesbian and gay people, has stepped down from her post following the group’s endorsement…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

LAPD: anti-Trans DTLA bar incident a potential hate crime

The forceful removal of a group of transgender women and a gay man from a 6th street downtown bar and restaurant last Friday is being investigated as a hate crime, the Los…

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