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US: Most Americans back trans troops – Reuters/Ipsos poll

US: Most Americans back trans troops – Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) – Nearly 60 percent of Americans said transgender people should be allowed to serve in the US armed forces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll conducted ahead of a congressional panel’s review, set for Wednesday, of Trump administration curbs on transgender service. The US Supreme Court on January 22 ruled in favour of letting […]

Trans asylum-seeker killed after US deportation back to El Salvador

(Reuters) – A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday last, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration’s hardening policy on asylum seekers. El Salvador’s ASPIDH Rainbow Trans Association said Camila Diaz Cordova, a 29-year-old sex worker, applied for […]

US: Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

US: Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

(Reuters) – Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault, and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Smollett, 36, an openly-gay African-American performer, who plays a gay character on […]

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

San Francisco: Police post reward for serial killer dubbed the ‘Doodler’

San Francisco: Police post reward for serial killer dubbed the ‘Doodler’

(Reuters) – San Francisco police have posted a $100,000 reward for a serial killer known as the “Doodler” as they renew their search for a suspect believed responsible for killing five gay men and assaulting two others in the mid-1970s. The unidentified man, who struck terror in the Bay Area’s gay community four decades ago, […]

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

Models will strut the runway during New York’s semi-annual Fashion Week to help prevent suicide among LGBT+ teens, taking advantage of the crowds and attention to raise awareness of the risk to more than 1 million young people. Dubbed #YOLO: You Only Live Once, the show on Saturday is aimed at raising money for the […]

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

People in New Jersey will be able to mark their gender as ‘undesignated/nonbinary’ on their birth certificates from Friday, the latest US state to liberalise its policies. A report in October that US President, Donald Trump’s administration was considering defining gender as male or female, based on genitalia at birth, drew widespread condemnation. Here are […]