North America

LGBTI Rights in North America


ADDED ON: 03/16/2023

Tennessee Senate passes chilling bill that redefines sex and legally erases trans people

A “cruel” bill that would define trans people out of Tennessee state code has inched closer to reality after it passed through the Senate. In the latest attack on LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee,…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2023

For American Zionist LGBTQ group, Israel’s right-wing government has created an urgent crisis

The annual gala of A Wider Bridge, a Jewish LGBTQ group, had all the trappings of a festive event: Guests arrived in cocktail attire finery — one woman wore a tiered, ruffled…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2023

Sanders signs transgender care malpractice bill into law

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed legislation making it easier to sue providers of gender-affirming care for children, a move that could effectively reinstate a blocked ban on such care. Sanders…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2023

Biden says efforts to restrict transgender rights ‘close to sinful’

President Joe Biden called efforts to restrict transgender rights in Florida “close to sinful” in an interview released Monday, suggesting federal laws should be passed to protect those rights in all states.…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2023

Colorado Catholic group spent millions to identify priests using gay dating apps

A conservative Catholic group based in Colorado spent millions to obtain data that identified priests using gay hookup and dating apps, later sharing the data with bishops nationwide. The project was carried…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2023

Right-wing media rally behind Michael Knowles’ eliminationist anti-trans rhetoric

Daily Wire pundit Michael Knowles has spent the past week pushing eliminationist rhetoric about transgender people. It began on his show, where on February 27 he said “transgenderism” had to be “ban[ned] entirely” and…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2023

Anti-LGBTQ bills filed in states this year rapidly approaching 400 – already more than in all of 2022: ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is tracking 385 anti-LGBTQ bills filed by lawmakers across 38 states targeting the vulnerable community on at least seven broad issues including schools and education, healthcare, free speech,…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2023

Queerarchy, a store celebrating queer community, opens in north downtown Omaha

A group of kids, some with lime green and red balloons bobbing up and down, sat on a rug in front of Rowena Bennett for story time. As the kids squirmed and…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2023

The Nation’s First Transgender State Senator Stands Out by Fitting In

Sarah McBride rises to speak on the Senate floor in the state capitol in Dover, Del. Late in the afternoon on this winter’s day, the Democratic legislator is sponsoring two resolutions. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2023

The Republican War On LGBTQ People Reaches A Fever Pitch

Gwendolyn Herzig, a transgender pharmacist, went to the Arkansas statehouse last month to testify in support of providing transgender youth with gender-affirming health care. Herzig hoped lawmakers would take her expert background…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2023

Iowa students to leave class Wednesday in statewide protest over LGBTQ bills

Students at 14 Iowa public school districts and one university are planning to walk out of class Wednesday to protest bills introduced in the Iowa Legislature that they say discriminate against the…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2023

Ozarks residents speak out against proposed bill targeting LGBTQ students in Missouri schools

Protesters recently took to Park Central Square in Springfield to oppose Senate Bill 134. Among other things, the bill would ban school staff from discussing gender identity and sexual orientation with students.…

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