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US: Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women

US: Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women

(Reuters) – Protesters chanting “black trans lives matter” and “we will not be erased” on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States, and decried the Trump administration’s proposals to reverse transgender rights. Three black transgender women died of gunshot wounds within five days this month in Cleveland, […]

US: Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in Congress

US: Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in Congress

A bill protecting US citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Friday last (17 May). The Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that banned discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and national origin, will now be […]

US: ‘Conscience rule’ on health care raises fears for LGBT+ patients

US: ‘Conscience rule’ on health care raises fears for LGBT+ patients

A pending US policy allowing medical professionals to deny healthcare based on their personal or religious beliefs is raising fears that LGBT+ patients might be refused treatment, experts said on Friday. The so-called ‘conscience rule’ permits health workers to opt out of procedures such as abortions and sterilisations which violate their beliefs. Opponents of the […]

US opera features debut performance by transgender singer in lead role

US opera features debut performance by transgender singer in lead role

The opera, Don Giovanni, opened on Friday at America’s Tulsa Opera, with a transgender woman appearing for the first time in a principal operatic role in the United States, organisers said. Lucia Lucas, a baritone, stars in the title role of Mozart’s masterpiece, capping off the 71st season of the well-respected opera company in the […]

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

(Reuters Health) – Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from 3,075 transgender adults, as well as 719,567 adults who are […]

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered […]

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

Anti-LGBT+ biases dropped significantly as same-sex marriage was being legalised across the United States, according to new research looking at the link between attitudes and policy change. Biases declined both in states that legalised gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National […]