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US: LGBTQ History Project launches Podcast

US: LGBTQ History Project launches Podcast

August Bernadicou is a 26-year-old gay historian, who has conducted hundreds of interviews with famous and not-so-famous LGBTQ activists, since he was 14. With his newly formed nonprofit, the LGBTQ History Project, he is archiving their important stories, and sharing them with the world.

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

A federal court in the US state of Idaho has overturned a state-wide ban that stopped transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates to match their gender identity. Idaho Governor, Brad Little, looked set to face a legal battle, after he signed into law two controversial bills in March regarding the trans […]

Openly gay Ritchie Torres declares victory in NY primary

Openly gay Ritchie Torres declares victory in NY primary

(Reuters) – US Representative Carolyn Maloney, who has represented a New York City district in Congress since 1993, declared victory in a hard-fought Democratic primary on Tuesday, defeating progressive challenger Suraj Patel. Maloney announced the win in New York’s 12th congressional district after the New York State Board of Elections certified the results from the […]

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Economic impact of coronavirus hits Black LGBT+ Americans

Black LGBT+ people are getting struck hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, according to a study published on Tuesday, and are more likely to have lost jobs or had work hours reduced than their straight, white peers. The study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advocacy group found Black LGBT+ people were […]

Video: ‘I’m Fighting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban’

Video: ‘I’m Fighting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban’

Nic Talbott is fighting to overturn President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people enlisting in the United States military Nic Talbott has dreamt of enlisting in the US Army since he was young, but in July 2017, the Trump administration banned transgender people serving openly. This is how he’s fighting back.

US: Still stigma around HIV study finds

US: Still stigma around HIV study finds

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found. Half the 2,506 American adults questioned in the survey, for media advocacy group GLAAD and pharmaceutical company Gilead, felt knowledgeable about […]

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

US: Supreme Court may hold key to housing for LGBT+

In the six years since she was kicked out by family, student Aramis Huff has struggled to find somewhere to call home. If her mother was outright abusive, the outside world hasn’t been much kinder to the 24-year-old Black woman who identifies as queer: Huff says she has faced repeated rejection from potential roommates due […]

US: Rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

US: Rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

The US government proposed a rule on Friday last that would let homeless shelters deny access to transgender people based on their gender identity, a proposal that rights supporters said marks an “unconscionable” setback for trans acceptance. The rule would apply to federally funded, single-sex shelters, and is intended to better protect homeless women while […]

US Olympian Lea Davison cycles past homophobia toward winning

US Olympian Lea Davison cycles past homophobia toward winning

Two-time US Olympic mountain biker, Lea Davison, should be pedaling towards her dream of winning a gold medal this week. But since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak prompted Japan to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to next year, even Olympians have slowed down. “The silver lining is that I get to be with my wife,” […]

US: Number of LGBT+ elected officials hits new high

US: Number of LGBT+ elected officials hits new high

The number of openly LGBT+ elected officials in the United States grew by more than a fifth in the past year, according to a survey published on Thursday, with a record high of some 840 gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in office across the country. The report, from the LGBTQ Victory Institute, comes as […]