Gender issues

The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 22, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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October 21, 2018 - 6:48 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Yara Shahidi attends the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills,Calif. Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing regardless of ethnicity, gender, identity, sexuality, ability, religion or any other identity that we choose," the 18-year-old "grown-ish" actress said at the ceremony. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 20, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing...
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Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, left, and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez, right, pose with hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan prior to a gubernatorial debate at the studios of WBGH-TV in Boston, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH-TV via AP, Pool)
October 17, 2018 - 10:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl. Baker made the...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:04 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's new Cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country's first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. "Our women ministers will disprove the old...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama, greets the parents of Matthew Shepard, Dennis and Judy, during a White House reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in Washington. Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death, the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT and anti-violence organizations that lobbied over nearly a decade for its passage. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 12, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death , the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT and anti-violence organizations that lobbied over nearly a decade for its passage. President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr...
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This image released by The CW shows Nicole Maines in a scene from "Supergirl." Maines, a Maine transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school, is making her debut as the character Nia Nal on the superhero series which premieres its fourth season on Sunday. (Bettina Strauss/The CW via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An activist in Maine who won a lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school is making her TV debut as a transgender superhero. The Bangor Daily News reports 21-year-old Nicole Maines will appear on Season 4 of The CW's series "Supergirl" Sunday. The Orono (OR'-uh-noh)...
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October 08, 2018 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who "a step in the right direction" when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn't feel that she's broken a glass ceiling because there's more work to be done. The long-running television series...
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Sister Jean Bingham, left, Relief Society General President, greets President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, speaks during the general women's session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. At right is Sister Rayna Alburto, Second Counselor of the Relief Society General Presidency and President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who...
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File - In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Human rights activist Nadia Murad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Denis Mukwege and Murad have been named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the...
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