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Questions tagged [lgbt]

Acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. This is the most commonly used of the various acronyms. This tag is not exclusive to those groups and should be used to discuss sexual orientation and gender identity policies.

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Did Ernesto “Che” Guevara sent homosexuals to concentration camps?

I recently read this article on Huffington Post about Ernesto Che Guevara and was wondering how much it was true? The main source I've found comes from a Frenchman named Regis Debray who met Che ...
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Does an Official LGBT Manifest exist?

The gender ideology comes with several definitions, concepts, or "ideas" for (I think, in this chronological order): Biological sex, Sexual orientation, Sexual identity Sexual expression, among ...
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What is the logic behind forbidding LGBT conversion therapies?

I am very pro-LGBT, however I have never understood the logic behind wanting to forbid voluntary conversion therapies, as many of my fellow peers do believe is a good idea. Why? If somebody, ...
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Is the Southern Poverty Law Center A Political or Information Organization? [closed]

I have read in many of the answers in Politics.SE references to the SPLC. The assumption is that SPLC is a prestigious enough organization that their information is authoritative. It is not just here ...
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What medical costs burden the military enough to warrant banning all transgender people?

Reported in Donald Trump bans transgender people from serving in the military President Trump tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United ...
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In Muslim-minority countries, is it unusual for Muslim MPs or lawmakers to vote in favour of gay marriage or related legislation?

In Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favor of same-sex marriage? on Skeptics.SE, someone was surprised by a claim that Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favour of gay marriage. I wasn't that ...
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Why was homosexuality unacceptable in USSR?

USSR was all about fighting for the working class rights against capitalism being inherently multicultural - so there seems to be nothing in its ideology that would go directly against homosexuality. ...
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Why is it so hard to obtain gay marriage recognition at EU level?

According to this article two men who got married in 2010 and attempted to move to Romania realized that their marriage cannot be recognized: Romanian LGBT activist Adrian Coman and his American ...
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Can California really ban their residents from traveling to states without LGBT protections?

The State of California passed legislation (AB 1887) that banned travel to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and most recently, Texas. Alabama, South Dakota, and Texas all recently ...
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What are Theresa May's views on LGBTQ+ rights?

Written in Theresa May says not to worry about DUP views on ‘LGB…what’s the rest of it?’: The Prime Minister was meeting the 1922 Committee of backbenchers today amid controversy over the ...
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What has Trump done to oppress the LGBT+ Community?

In a recent Charlotte Observer Article the Charlotte Pride committee in response to questions about their refusing a Deplorable Pride, pro Trump, entry into there parade said: Organizers have made “...
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What can the UK government do to help resolve the persecution of the LGBT community in Chechnya?

With the Kremlin backed Chechnya president reportedly vowed to wipe out homosexuality in the region by Ramadan: Chechnya’s president has vowed to ‘eliminate’ all gay men by the end of May. Ramzan ...
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how are governments approaching the “bathroom laws” globally? [closed]

The discussions on the various bathroom laws in the usa got me thinking: Q: how do other countries or governments manage folks' desire to go into the bathrooms of opposite sex? In the United States, ...
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Trump on Trans/Bathroom Issue: Libertarian or Conservative?

Obama took the liberal policy (trans choose which bathroom to go to, whether or not private businesses approve or not) regarding trans and bathrooms of private businesses. However, Trump recently ...
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Why did the UK Conservative government push through gay marriage?

There seems to be a widespread sense that the Conservative UK government pushed through legislation to legalise gay marriage. There appeared to be no great angst with the status quo for gay couples (...
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How are the rights of lgbt people secured in a Socialist government? [closed]

I have looked online at Sweden's website because they seem to be the most socialist country. However, same-sex couples do not have the same benefits and privileges of heterosexual couples. Isn't this ...
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Why are gay rights opposed in Japan?

There is a non-trivial amount of gay rights opposition in Japan. For example, slightly over half oppose gay marriage. Given that Japanese people are predominantly not from Abrahamic religions (2.3% ...
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Is there any tangible effect of position on same sex marriage for a polititian (as opposed to party affiliation or other policies) among LGBT voters?

We all know that most LGBT people in USA are strongly politically left wing as expressed via voting preferences [citation too lazy to bother with]. One typical explanation given for it is that "Right ...
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What is the purpose of gay pride parades? If the purpose is clear, is it productive or counterproductive?

I am pretty unsure about gay pride parades. What is the essential goal? With suffragettes they had definite requests on voting rights. Personally I have no problem with homosexuals, I am pretty ...
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Why does the “Right to Privacy” not apply to reparative therapy?

Reparative Therapy, sometimes called Conversion Therapy or "Pray away the Gay" is a form of counseling which is sought by some people in order to change a perceived sexual orientation. While there is ...
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Are clergy required to perform interracial and/or same-sex marriages in the United States?

In Loving v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court invalidated laws against interracial marriages. This, along with laws around equal protection and non-discrimination made for a compelling ...
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What non-religious arguments, if any, are used against LGBT rights in general and marriage equality in particular?

It appears to me that opposition to marriage equality comes primarily from religious groups, in particular from the Abrahamic religions. Quoting Wikipedia: Many forms of religions, including the ...
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Did any countries precede Nepal in introducing a 3rd legal gender?

From this article in The Scotsman: Nepal’s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category “third gender” for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. ...
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Are there any notable Gay Rights groups advocating “Get the Government out of marriage” solution to same-sex marriage?

One of the main arguments made in favor the of US (or non-US) Government recognizing same-sex marriage is the "equality" one - that heterosexual couples have unequal rights with same-sex couples in ...