Gender issues

FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon looks at the crowd as she introduced during a campaign event at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York. Nixon has announced that her 21-year-old son Seph Mozes has come out as transgender. The former “Sex and the City” star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday, June 22 to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Nixon is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary for governor. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 23, 2018 - 4:38 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former "Sex and the City" star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1961 file photo, three members of the Sentiment-Gentlemen Quartet, standing from left, barber Ancel Cochran, florist Jack Goza and insurance salesman George Roth sing in an Atlanta barber shop while Abner Cohen receives a shave. After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society announced Wednesday that women will be allowed to join the a Capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement on its website that membership to the society is open to everyone, effective immediately. (AP Photo, File)
June 20, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society has announced that women will be allowed to join the a capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement Wednesday on its website that...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney is photographed during practice in Austin, Texas. The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney. Kearney attorney Jody Mask on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018, told The Associated Press that the case will be dismissed. University spokesman Gary Susswein confirmed the school agreed to settle. Terms were not immediately disclosed. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black,...
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A gay and lesbian rights activist dances during the annual Gay Pride parade, protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Several thousand supporters of gay pride have held a march in Ukrainian capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents attempts to block them. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
June 19, 2018 - 8:07 am
VATCAN CITY (AP) — Young people have told the Vatican in a survey that they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues. The Vatican had solicited input from the young regardless of their religious views to help prepare for a gathering of bishops in Rome in October. The monthlong...
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June 10, 2018 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of women gathered Sunday to turn British cities into rivers of green, white and violet to mark 100 years since the first U.K. women won the right to vote. Part artwork, part parade, "Processions" will see women march through London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast clad in the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018., with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 7:28 pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he now doesn't endorse the G-7 joint statement after what he calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde wait for the arrival of President Donald Trump to the Gender Equality Advisory Council breakfast during the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 09, 2018 - 1:19 pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived late for a gender equality meeting at an international summit, prompting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to kick it off without waiting for "stragglers" to arrive. Trump created a distraction when he walked in late for Saturday's...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:19 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, signed bills Friday to protect transgender people from discrimination and ban therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of minors. The anti-discrimination law, which takes effect July 8, bans discrimination based on gender identity in...
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Gabriela Hernandez, executive director of the nonprofit New Mexico Dream Team, holds up an image Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M, of a Honduran transgender woman who died while in U.S. custody last month. Immigrant and LGBT advocates gathered outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Albuquerque to protest migrant Roxsana Hernandez's death, which authorities say came after she developed symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration and complications associated with HIV. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz).
June 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant and LGBT rights advocates on Wednesday protested the death of a Honduran transgender woman while in United States custody, saying the case underscores concerns that transgender migrants in detention facilities often do not receive adequate medical care. About 60...
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June 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A transgender woman filed a discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Alaska, saying she was denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment. The federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of Jennifer Fletcher, claimed the state health insurance plan excludes...
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