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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 04/13/2020

Puerto Rico HIV/AIDS service groups respond to coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has forced HIV/AIDS service organizations and advocacy groups in Puerto Rico to change the way they work. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Regional Director for Puerto Rico Silvana Erbstein on Tuesday…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2020

Leftover fabric from AIDS Quilt will become coronavirus masks for community workers

Unused fabric from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a landmark memorial to and celebration of those lost to AIDS, will be repurposed to produce face masks for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2020

Virginia Enacts LGBT Worker Protections, Standing Out in South

Virginians are now protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed a bill (S.B. 868) that prohibits biased treatment of LGBT people in the…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2020

Year after trans military ban, legal battle rages on

In the year since the Trump administration banned transgender individuals from serving in the military, a number of advocacy groups have challenged the policy and many active service members say they’ve been…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2020

Coronavirus pandemic highlights barriers to health care for transgender community

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for billions of people, forcing the world to deal with a sudden loss of jobs, security, and regular health care. But for those who identify as…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2020

Could Lessons From The Early Fight Against AIDS Inform The Coronavirus Response?

AIDS began as a frightening medical mystery, with clustered outbreaks in California and New York City. Dr. Paul Volberding, who later helped San Francisco General Hospital open a dedicated AIDS ward, remembers…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2020

They Were Warriors

Thirty years ago this month, activists — many fighting for their lives — took to the streets of downtown Chicago in one of the biggest AIDS demonstrations in history. When you cross…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2020

Evangelical field hospital requires health workers to take anti-gay pledge

Staff must agree to a statement of faith that says 'marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.' An evangelical Christian organization called Samaritan's Purse set up…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2020

Phyllis Lyon, LGBTQ rights pioneer, dies at age 95

Phyllis Lyon, an LGBTQ rights pioneer who, with her longtime partner, was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

Asians mobilize in face of coronavirus-related racism

LGBT Asians around the world are fighting back in the face of coronavirus-inspired racist attacks against Asians. "Obviously, there has always been racism toward the Asian community, but we've never seen anything…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2020

PrEP Users, Many Gay, Bi Men Barred from COVID-Antibody Plasma Donations

As public health officials worldwide scramble to develop antibody tests to enable individuals who have recovered from the coronavirus to donate their antibody-rich plasma for experimental injections to help aid sick patients,…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2020

Protester arrested at NYC COVID-19 field hospital run by anti-gay evangelist

The guerrilla theater activist known as Reverend Billy, decked out in a pink suit and a bandanna mask, was arrested Sunday afternoon at a COVID-19 field hospital in New York City's Central…

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