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US: LGBT law expert gets 2nd term at EEOC

US: LGBT law expert gets 2nd term at EEOC

(Reuters) – The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Seema Nanda, who filled various posts at the US Department of Labor during the Obama administration, as solicitor of [labour] and approved a new five-year term for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission member, Jocelyn Samuels. The Democrat-led Senate voted 53-46 to confirm Nanda, who was also the chief […]

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

The United States said on Wednesday it would add a third gender option on US passports, for people who do not define as male or female, in a victory for non-binary and intersex Americans. Wednesday’s announcement adds the United States to a growing number of countries offering a third – or ‘X’ – option on […]

Athletics: Telfer out of US trials due to eligibility rules

Athletics: Telfer out of US trials due to eligibility rules

(Reuters) – Hurdler CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the US Olympic trials this week, because she has not met World Athletics standards for transgender athletes, USA Track and Field said. Telfer had hoped to participate in the women’s 400 metres hurdles […] at the trials in Eugene, Oregon.

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday, by ruling in favour of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency, that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organisation, because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents. The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief […]

US: Most Republicans support same-sex marriage for first time – Gallup

US: Most Republicans support same-sex marriage for first time – Gallup

A majority of Republicans in the United States support same-sex marriage for the first time, a Gallup poll found on Wednesday, with a record 70% of all respondents backing gay weddings. The research shows a significant increase in approval of same-sex marriage since 2015, when it was legalised nationwide following a Supreme Court ruling, and […]

US: Pentagon won’t allow pride flags on installations

US: Pentagon won’t allow pride flags on installations

(Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow US military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President, Donald Trump, that limited the type of flags that could be flown on bases. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said that […]

US: Prides ban LGBT+ police in uniform

US: Prides ban LGBT+ police in uniform

Pride organisers in several US and Canadian cities will ban LGBT+ police officers from wearing their uniforms during events this Summer, as anger about police brutality against minorities simmers a year after the murder of George Floyd. Marching in uniformed groups waving rainbow flags, LGBT+ policemen and women have been a familiar sight at Pride […]

US: Suicidal thoughts for four in 10 young LGBT+

US: Suicidal thoughts for four in 10 young LGBT+

More than 40% of young, LGBT+ Americans say they considered suicide in the past year, laid low by COVID-19 lockdowns and political attacks in the Trump era, a survey found on Wednesday. According to the Trevor Project, a US non-profit dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBT+ Americans, about 70% of the 35,000 young people it surveyed […]

Rufus Wainwright urges Americans to fight global LGBT+ threats

Rufus Wainwright urges Americans to fight global LGBT+ threats

As conservative states seek to limit transgender rights in the United States, double Grammy Award-nominated singer, Rufus Wainwright, said Americans should not forget the hardships faced by LGBT+ people in other parts of the world. “It’s really important that gay people in North America should fight for what we need here, but always keep an […]

US: Biden revives LGBT healthcare protections

US: Biden revives LGBT healthcare protections

(Reuters) – Gay and transgender people will be protected against sex discrimination in healthcare, the US health secretary said on Monday, as President Joe Biden’s administration reversed a policy put in place under his predecessor, Donald Trump. Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, said the action restores protections under a provision of the Affordable […]