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A new survey conducted in the United Kingdom reveals that there is a substantial rise in the number of people identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual (+ 2.2 percent in one year).
In 2018 the Michigan Department of Civil Rights reported 44 cases of discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.
However, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act introduced in the state in 1976 doesn’t protect LGBTQ people. The listed categories that are protected from discrimination are religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, family status, and marital status.
Therefore, as you can see, there is no protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
It is true that Ukraine has not legalized marriage equality, nor same-sex civil unions, and that there is no recognition for LGBTQ couples. But despite the persecution of LGBTQ people in the country, Pride Marches are getting better and better every year.
In Kansas, Olathe City Council was to consider a non-discrimination ordinance for LGBTQ people.
This was an opportunity to promote equality and diversity while providing protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In this way, all Olathe residents would feel that they were living on an equal footing. That was the plan.
Many LGBTQ people contributed to the Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia in the 1700s. Today, a guide that highlights their contribution has been created. They thus regained their rightful place in history.
Katie Hill, 32-year-old, became the first ever openly bisexual person to be elected to the U.S. Congress in the mid-term elections of 2018. It was a real pride for this young politician and for our community.