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US cities hit record highs in LGBT+ protections, research shows

US cities hit record highs in LGBT+ protections, research shows

A record number of US cities earned perfect scores this year for LGBT+ legal protections, extending their laws and policies to include more gay and transgender people, a leading rights group said on Tuesday. This year, 88 cities scored 100 points on the Municipal Equality Index, up from 78 cities last year. and 11 cities […]

US: AMA will support ban on conversion therapy

US: AMA will support ban on conversion therapy

The US physicians’ group, the American Medical Association, announced on Tuesday it would begin supporting a ban on so-called conversion therapy, as well as working toward more inclusive healthcare record-keeping for transgender patients. […] “It is clear to the AMA that the conversion therapy needs to end in the United States, given the risk of […]

HRC: 2019 MEI rating cities on LGBTQ Inclusion

HRC: 2019 MEI rating cities on LGBTQ Inclusion

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 88 cities across the US earned the highest possible score in the eighth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, policy and services. Cities and municipalities are meeting and […]

US: Food chain Chick-fil-A changes donations after LGBT+ protests

US: Food chain Chick-fil-A changes donations after LGBT+ protests

US fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, said on Monday it had stopped funding two Christian organisations, including The Salvation Army, that have come under fire from LGBT+ campaigners. The fast-food chain’s charitable arm, Chick-fil-A Foundation, donated millions of dollars over a period of years to The Salvation Army, and to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which […]

LGBTQ characters on US television at all time high

LGBTQ characters on US television at all time high

(Reuters) – Shows like Batwoman, Pose, and Euphoria have brought the number of LGBT+ characters on US television to a record high, helping to accelerate acceptance of sexual diversity in wider society, according to a report issued on Thursday. Advocacy group GLAAD said that LGBTQ characters made up 10.2% of prime-time series regulars on traditional […]

US: Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule struck down by judge

US: Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule struck down by judge

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds. US District Judge, Paul Engelmayer, in Manhattan, said the “conscience” rule was unconstitutionally coercive, because it would let the US […]

US: Biden would withhold foreign aid for LGBT+ discrimination

US: Biden would withhold foreign aid for LGBT+ discrimination

(Reuters) – Former US Vice President, Joe Biden, said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute LGBT people, as he joined eight other Democratic presidential candidates at a forum on LGBTQ issues. The televised Los Angeles event was the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating […]