Gender issues

July 31, 2017 - 4:05 am
BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier who emailed 200 fellow troops to announce she was transgender says it was devastating to see President Donald Trump's tweet proclaiming transgender troops are no longer welcome in the U.S. military. Capt. Jennifer Sims says she feared initially that...
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Graphic shows demographic characteristics of 100 most popular films of 2016; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
July 31, 2017 - 3:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women, Hispanics and the disabled are among the most underrepresented groups in popular Hollywood films, according to a study examining the ongoing epidemic of inequality on screen and off. A report to be released Monday from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative...
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July 27, 2017 - 12:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese transgender man says a court has ruled that he was unjustly dismissed by a former employer, in the country's first such discrimination lawsuit. The 29-year-old man, who identifies himself only as "Mr. C" to protect his parents' privacy, said the verdict delivered to him...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. With his move to ban transgender people from military service on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 26, 2017 - 11:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile. Leaders of major advocacy groups...
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Alaina Kupec, right, and her wife Kathy Brennan work on putting bombs on a model F18 jet after pulling it out from a moving box in the home they just moved in to, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Orange, N.J. Kupec, a transgender woman who worked with pilots who flew F18 jets while serving as a Navy intelligence officer from 1992 until 1995, said she felt "heartbreak" after she heard about Trump's Twitter pronouncement banning transgender people from military service. The 48-year-old publicly transitioned to life as a woman in 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 26, 2017 - 11:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve. Another transgender service member said he will not be kicked out without a fight. Transgender veterans and active...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” that “the U.S. Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 26, 2017 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed...
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Noi Liang, an intersex woman who works part-time as a patient advocate at Children's Hospital Colorado, stands for a photo at the medical center in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 7, 2017. Liang, who works for a technology firm, says the parents considering surgery for very young intersex children tend to be thorough and thoughtful in their deliberations, hoping that the decisions they make will be the ones that their children _ looking back years from now as adults _ would have wanted them to make. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 25, 2017 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault,...
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July 18, 2017 - 2:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died. A niece, Rita Roland, says Betty Dukes died July 10 at her home in Antioch, California. She was 67. The San Francisco...
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July 18, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of advocacy groups are urging state education officials around the country to protect transgender students after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era guidance on school bathroom use. In a letter sent Tuesday, the nation's leading civils rights organizations say...
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