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US: Corey Helford Gallery – Chishi Morimura Exhibition – Aimai

US: Corey Helford Gallery – Chishi Morimura Exhibition – Aimai

ON VIEW January 16 – February 20, 2021, COREY HELFORD GALLERY Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to ring in the New Year with a solo show from Japanese driftwood painter, Chishi Morimura, entitled Aimai, set to premiere today, Saturday, January 16, in Gallery 3. In celebration of Morimura’s new show, CHG will be hosting a virtual […]

US: Georgia elections – What’s at stake for LGBT+ rights?

US: Georgia elections – What’s at stake for LGBT+ rights?

The United States is poised [today] to elect two senators in Georgia, determining whether the Democrats have overall control of the country’s bicameral Congress – and the future of President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-LGBT+ rights agenda. If Democrats win both, the chamber will be split 50-50 with the Republican party, giving the tie-breaking vote to Democrat […]

US: 44 Rights Bodies Ask EEOC To Withdraw Proposed Discriminatory Update

US: 44 Rights Bodies Ask EEOC To Withdraw Proposed Discriminatory Update

In the US, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Human Rights Campaign, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the National Women’s Law Center submitted a comment on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Proposed Updated Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination, which would undermine employment protections for women, people of [colour], […]

US: Court overturns Ohio ban on trans birth cert changes

US: Court overturns Ohio ban on trans birth cert changes

A US federal court overturned a Ohio state ban on Wednesday, that prevented transgender people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, in a victory for LGBT+ advocates, who said the law led to discrimination and harassment. The decision found that the ban, implemented by the Midwestern state in 2016, was unconstitutional.

US: Biden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

US: Biden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

(Reuters) – American President-elect, Joe Biden, announced Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday as his nominee to lead the US Transportation Department, making him the first of Biden’s Democratic rivals for the presidency to land a role in his Cabinet. The appointment of Buttigieg, 38, is another step in a meteoric political rise for the former mayor […]

US: Starbucks barista who declined to wear PRIDE T-shirt sues over firing

US: Starbucks barista who declined to wear PRIDE T-shirt sues over firing

(Reuters) – A former Starbucks Corp barista in New Jersey sued the coffee chain on Thursday, claiming she was fired illegally because she did not want to wear a PRIDE T-shirt, which she said conflicted with her religious beliefs. Betsy Fresse said her August 2019 dismissal from a Glen Ridge, New Jersey store, near her […]

US: Top surgeon says COVID-19 is pushing trans people to brink

US: Top surgeon says COVID-19 is pushing trans people to brink

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing transgender patients to the brink, according to a top US surgeon, who says poverty, stress, and [lockdown] are forcing many to cancel life-changing surgery. “Many of our patients are living on the verge of poverty and have been pushed over,” Jess Ting, surgical director of one […]

US: First trans state senator wants to make a difference, not history

US: First trans state senator wants to make a difference, not history

LGBT+ activist Sarah McBride hopes her election as the United States’ highest-ranking transgender lawmaker will send a “reassuring message” to young LGBT+ Americans that they are represented – and can aspire to public office too. “I know how much of a difference it would have made to me to see this news,” said McBride, 30, […]

US: Aspiring trans soldiers ask Biden to end ban

US: Aspiring trans soldiers ask Biden to end ban

As Joe Biden began his first full day as US president-elect, a group of transgender military aspirants and campaign groups insisted that one of his first priorities must be to overturn a ban on new transgender personnel serving in the US military. […] Former Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016 allowed trans people to serve […]

US: LGBT+ hope Biden will help marginalised communities

US: LGBT+ hope Biden will help marginalised communities

Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election will help give a voice to marginalised LGBT+ communities, rights groups said on Saturday, after he promised to overturn a ban on transgender personnel joining the military, and clamp down on discrimination. Biden captured the presidency on Saturday, as voters [..] rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous […]