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Assassins & The Events: Black Swan shine a light on gun control

In his musical Assassins Stephen Sondheim traverses US history visiting each assassination attempt on an American President. From the well known, including the deaths of John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, to attacks on the lives of Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, James Garfield and William McKinley. It’s a musical journey highlighting that being leader of […]

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US anti-LGBT group to transform gay bar into church

US anti-LGBT group to transform gay bar into church

A far-right Christian group has purchased a gay bar in the United States to establish a new church in Ohio. In January the Greater Toledo House of Prayer purchased Bretz Nightclub, one of Ohio’s longest running LGBTI spaces for a new venue for the International House of Prayer. Citizens of Toeldo, Ohio have raised concerns […]

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Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that marriage equality should be recognised without discrimination. The court holds jurisdiction over all countries who are signatories to the American Convention of Human Rights, and will see same-sex marriage become legal in a number of Latin and North American nations. The ruling is a result of […]

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Federal US court rules against trans discrimination in landmark case

Federal US court rules against trans discrimination in landmark case

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled in favour of a young transgender student’s right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender in a high-profile case. The court, which presides over the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, found that the Kenosha Unified School District could not prevent trans student […]

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San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district

San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district

The City of San Francisco have created a district to act as a hub for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people – the first legally recognised district of its kind in the world. Compton’s TLGB District occupies six blocks in the southeastern section of the city known as the Tenderloin. Within the Tenderloin, Compton’s Cafeteria […]

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Native American Cherokee Nation now recognise same-sex marriages

Native American Cherokee Nation now recognise same-sex marriages

The Cherokee Nation’s attorney general has announced they will join with other Native American tribes in recognising same-sex marriage. As a sovereign nation, the Cherokee are not obliged to adhere to the US Supreme Court ruling to permit marriage equality in every state. Cherokee law did not exclude same-sex marriage until 2004, when it was […]

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Minnesota mother launches case to sue transgender daughter

Minnesota mother launches case to sue transgender daughter

A mother from Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old transgender daughter who received medical care for her transition without seeking parental consent. Anmarie Calgaro’s announcement was broadcast on Facebook Live, in which she refers to her son [sic] “J.D.K” as the defendant – along with care providers Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health […]

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US sorority members quit en masse to support transgender student

US sorority members quit en masse to support transgender student

Nearly half of the members of a US sorority have left the group to protest the mistreatment of a transgender student. Alpha Omicron Pi’s national organisation attempted to block the branch at Tufts University from allowing a trans woman membership once they heard she had been invited. The sorority has since allowed the student to […]

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President-elect Donald Trump says he is “fine” with marriage equality

President-elect Donald Trump says he is “fine” with marriage equality

The man who will be the next President of the United States, Donald Trump, has said he is “fine with” marriage equality in his first TV appearance since the election. The Republican President-elect has previously voiced his opposition to marriage equality and LGBTIQ+ rights, showing support for North Carolina’s anti-trans* HB2 bathroom bill and selecting […]

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Democrats file bill to repeal North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law

Democratic representatives in North Carolina have filed a bill to repeal the state’s controversial anti-LGBT law known as HB2. HB2, officially named ‘An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations‘, bans local government from […]

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