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Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

Loving Male Interracial Same Sex Couple Cuddling Baby Daughter At Home In Garden Together

Respect for Marriage Act protects same-sex and interracial marriages

In a rush before the upcoming Republican takeover of the House of Representatives next year, the US Senate has successfully enacted the Respect for Marriage Act, which seeks to safeguard same-sex unions. The bill must now be passed by the House, which majority leader Steny Hoyer predicted may Read More...

Trans actress Laverne Cox walks the runway

Laverne Cox makes history as first trans Barbie doll

Laverne Cox, an American actress, and LGBTQ+ advocate was the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since Angela Morely in 1990. She is making history yet again as the first trans-Barbie doll. Mattel released the Read More...

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US airport security to become more inclusive of non-binary and trans travelers

In the United States, a 2021 study estimated around 1.2 million adults identified as non-binary or gender X, meaning they do not identify as male or female. Such a large percentage of the population falls into this category but is not recognized in many parts of US legislation. Thankfully, Read More...

LGBTQ rainbow flag flies against the sky, silhouette of a person making a heart with both their hands

France and New Zealand criminalize "conversion therapy"

Conversion therapy is the damaging and degrading practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual identity or gender identity, based on the idea that an individual’s sexual orientation is something that needs to be “cured.”  Late last year, we shared an article celebrating Canada’s Read More...

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Indian health insurance to expand coverage options for transgender people

Ayushman Bharat, India’s flagship health insurance scheme for the least privileged communities in the nation, has announced that the government’s new scheme, Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise (SMILE), will provide medical coverage for transgender individuals Read More...

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Germany elects their first-ever transgender members of parliament

Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik from the Greens part have made history in Germany as the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in the recent national election. The Greens party came third in the election, increasing its share of the vote to 14.8 percent from 8.9 percent in 2017, and Read More...

Argentina’s new trans em

Argentina's new trans employment law further protects LGBTQ rights

Argentina has proven to be a leader when it comes to protecting and expanding the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals in their country. It was the first country in Latin America to not only legalize same-sex marriage but to give same-sex couples the right to adopt, as well as the first country in the Read More...

Sarah McBride just became Amer

Sarah McBride just became America’s first transgender state senator

History was made on Election Day after voters in Delaware elected the first transgender state senator in American history. On Tuesday, Democrat Sarah McBride defeated Republic Steve Washington to win a seat that became open following the retirement of the longest-serving legislator in Delaware Read More...