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US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

The US Education Department has ruled that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports leagues is illegal, and could mean that schools allowing the practice would lose federal funding, it said in a letter made public on Thursday. The department’s civil rights office said the policy violates federal civil rights law, which guarantees equal […]

US: Gay weddings boost economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

US: Gay weddings boost economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalised in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday. Nearly 300,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot since the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, according […]

US: LGBT+ Court win secures social security benefits

US: LGBT+ Court win secures social security benefits

Gay and lesbian spouses in the United States can claim social security survivor’s benefits, even if they were married for less than nine months, a federal court has ruled, overturning a requirement that left some widows and widowers homeless. The US District Court for Arizona said that it was unconstitutional for the Social Security Administration […]

US: LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance – survey

US: LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance – survey

Americans are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate the benefits of visibility to the LGBT+ community. Nearly half of those who saw LGBT+ images in the media were more receptive of gay, lesbian, bisexual […]

US: Lawmakers push for LGBT+ coronavirus patients to be counted

US: Lawmakers push for LGBT+ coronavirus patients to be counted

Authorities must count how many novel coronavirus patients are LGBT+, as they face greater health risks than the population at large, a California lawmaker said on Tuesday, after introducing a bill that would make such data collection mandatory. Figures on the number of LGBT+ people infected by the virus are not yet widely available, but […]

Streisand among stars staging coronavirus fundraiser for LGBT+ centres

Streisand among stars staging coronavirus fundraiser for LGBT+ centres

American comedian Billy Eichner and Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh on Sunday kicked off an event of music, comedy and personal stories to raise funds for the LGBT+ community during the coronavirus pandemic. Pop musicians, actors and politicians mainly from the United States, all performed or gave rallying calls from their homes during the Together […]

US: Rights groups seek LGBT+ protection in coronavirus response

US: Rights groups seek LGBT+ protection in coronavirus response

More than 180 rights groups on Monday asked the US Congress to take steps to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the community faces long-standing bias in health care that has left them wary of seeking help. In a letter, the coalition called upon Democratic and Republican party leaders in the […]