USA News and Stories

The United States of America touts itself as a land of opportunity and a cultural melting pot, but the USA has a long history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. While the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in June 2015, many states in America still allow employers to fire someone for being LGBTQ and parents to send their LGBTQ children to harmful "conversion therapy". Nevertheless, the USA news isn't all bad. Though many US states could do more to protect LGBTQ people, many state and federal judges, city governments and businesses have begun pursuing policies to protect LGBTQ rights. Plus, American media has generally incorporated more LGBTQ characters into TV, film and even video games — media that ends up being distributed worldwide. But US media still has a long way to go for true inclusivity, especially for women, bisexual and transgender people, people with disabilities, Black people and other people of color.  
History
Watch These 6 Native American Teens Tell the True Story of Thanksgiving

Despite its modern celebration as an excuse to gorge ourselves into food comas, Thanksgiving is actually a pretty morbid reminder of American ruthlessness

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History
It’s Been 243 Years Since the First Man Was Thrown Out of the Army for Being Gay

George Washington himself wrote the report, and approved a sentence of exile from the U.S. Army

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Photography
The New York Public Library’s Archives Are a Treasure Trove of Queer History

Queer parties, protests and trans women who started the Stonewall Riots are all hiding in the New York Public Library’s massive photo archive.

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Sex
‘Bud Sex’ Is What Some Straight Guys Call Having Sex With Each Other

A sociology doctorate recently interviewed 19 men from white, conservative, rural areas about ‘bud-sex’, a heterosexual way of having gay sex.

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