LGBTI

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Number of LGBTQI+ elected officials is growing in the United States

A new report shows that the number of LGBTQI+ elected officials in national, state and local government roles continues to rise in the U.S.
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Why do many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?

Read on to learn why it matters what pronouns you use to refer to people and how the United States embraces sharing pronouns.
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Love is love: How same-sex marriage became a right in the...

The U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage was a major milestone on the path to equal rights for LGBTQI+ Americans.
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U.S. protects the rights of LGBTQI+ people [video]

The U.S. is committed to promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms for the LGBTQI+ community and all people. Learn more with this video.
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Biden administration appoints record number of LGBTQI+ officials

Meet four U.S. officials who have broken new ground as the first openly LGBTQI+ people in their positions as a part of the most diverse administration.
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Celebrate Pride Month 2021 [poster]

June is recognized worldwide as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Month. Download this poster to commemorate the occasion.
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With liberty and justice for all: The advancement of LGBTQI+ rights...

Safeguarding the rights of LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights that is entwined with U.S. history.
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U.S. supports the human rights of transgender people around the world

Learn more about transgender rights from three activists: Tashnuva Anan Shishir from Bangladesh, Zoe Joffre from Mexico and Chaber from Poland.
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U.S. supports transgender health clinics in India

For the past three years, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has helped foster public-private relationships to bring transgender health clinics to India.