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US: Eco-Feminist/Artist Mira Lehr – Confronting Climate Armageddon

US: Eco-Feminist/Artist Mira Lehr – Confronting Climate Armageddon

At the age of 85, and with a career that spans six decades, US eco-feminist and artist, Mira Lehr, is creating more new art now than at any other point in her life – with a heightened sense of urgency. “The time to act is now. We must start referring to this perilous issue as […]

US: NYC to add gender-neutral ‘X’ to death certificates

US: NYC to add gender-neutral ‘X’ to death certificates

New York City will start offering a gender-neutral option on death certificates, officials said on Tuesday, as part of a growing movement away from strictly male or female designations. As of next year, the city’s Health Department will include an ‘X’ option for residents who do not identify themselves as male or female.

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

Last week, a coalition of organisations, including the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Modern Military Association of America, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union, and Palm Center, expressed disappointment that the final FY20 National Defense Authorization bill does not include the […]

US: MerleFest – John Prine, Billy Strings, Kelsey Waldon for 2020

US: MerleFest – John Prine, Billy Strings, Kelsey Waldon for 2020

MerleFest Announces Lineup Additions For 2020 Festival  John Prine, Billy Strings, and more to play annual North Carolina festival MerleFest, presented by Window World, has announced the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26.

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Anti-LGBTQ VanDyke

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Anti-LGBTQ VanDyke

On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), urged the Senate Judicary Committee to reject the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in light of his anti-LGBTQ history and a rare “unqualified” rating from the American Bar Association. “Lawrence VanDyke has made clear that he has no intention of upholding the […]

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 […]