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US: HRC & Lyft to Give Ride Credits to Trans Community

Yesterday, the US-based Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced a partnership between its Transgender Justice Initiative and Lyft, to provide free transportation to transgender and non-binary individuals in need. This initiative was launched in an effort to help address the epidemic of violence against the Black and Brown transgender community.

US: Biden continues to support same-sex unions

US: Biden continues to support same-sex unions

White House says US President Joe Biden will continue to support same-sex unions (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden continues to support same-sex unions, White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, said on Monday, after the Vatican said priests cannot bless same-sex unions. Psaki said Biden, a devout Catholic, had no personal response to the Vatican […]

US: 2021 Record Year For Anti-Trans Legislation – HRC

US: 2021 Record Year For Anti-Trans Legislation – HRC

Legislation filed [in the US] this week [marks] the 80th, 81st, and 82nd anti-transgender bill introduced in the 2021 state legislative session, surpassing the 2020 total of 79, and marking the highest number of anti-transgender bills in history. The anti-transgender legislation filed, in the last two days, includes South Carolina HB 4047 (an anti-transgender medical […]

US: States seek curbs on trans girls in sports

US: States seek curbs on trans girls in sports

(Reuters) – Grace Walker, 17, was captain of the girls’ tennis team at her Minnesota high school, until the coronavirus pandemic wiped out her season. Now her state is one of 20 across the country, where lawmakers want to block transgender athletes like her from participating on high school and university sports teams, that conform with their […]

US: Boca Raton Museum – Paul Gervais – Faces and Forms

US: Boca Raton Museum – Paul Gervais – Faces and Forms

Leaning In to Reveal the Personal and the Imagined Paul Gervais: Faces and Forms On View through May 30 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art Features free virtual programs to enjoy worldwide online. A virtual visit to the artist’s studio will also be available free to the public, as part of the #BocaMuseumatHome series, sponsored […]

US: Taylor Swift, Tim Cook call on Senate to pass Equality Act

US: Taylor Swift, Tim Cook call on Senate to pass Equality Act

Taylor Swift, Cher, and Apple’s CEO Tim Cook joined a growing list of celebrities and corporations by Friday, calling on the US Senate to pass legislation expanding federal legal protection from discrimination, to LGBT+ Americans. The Equality Act, which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, […]

US: 5.6% identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds

US: 5.6% identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds

A record 5.6% of Americans – or 18 million people – are LGBT, a Gallup poll found on Wednesday, attributing a significant increase to greater social acceptance. The 2020 survey showed a 24% rise from the last poll in 2017, when 4.5% of adults identified as LGBT+. The increase was largely driven by Generation Z adults […]

US: Openly gay Arlando Teller is ally for tribal nations

US: Openly gay Arlando Teller is ally for tribal nations

Get more Native Americans to school, equip tribes with broadband internet, and help indigenous communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Formidable goals for an incoming government official, but ones which Arlando Teller, an indigenous lawmaker in President Joe Biden’s administration, is determined to achieve.

US: 7th Circuit judges seek mid-ground on gay bias claims

US: 7th Circuit judges seek mid-ground on gay bias claims

Some of the US Circuit Court of Appeals judges said they were leery of ‘extreme’ arguments in a case brought by a gay former church music director (Reuters) The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday appeared split, over whether an exemption from an anti-bias law for religious organisations applies to hostile work environment […]

US: Full Text of Biden’s Memo on Advancing LGBTQI Rights Around the World

US: Full Text of Biden’s Memo on Advancing LGBTQI Rights Around the World

Below is the full text of the memorandum on advancing LGBTQI rights around the world, issued by US President Joe Biden, on 4th February 2021, from the Briefing Room of the White House: ‘Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS […]