Gender issues

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from the film "The Shape of Water." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman nominated for best...
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Cher speaks during a Women's March rally Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Singer and actress Cher is urging thousands of people at a Las Vegas women's march and rally to make themselves heard at the polls. The music icon showed up to take to the podium and remind the...
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Demonstrators participate in the Women's March rally at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester, Minn., on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Protesters have gathered near the Eiffel Tower to rally against sexual misconduct and sex discrimination in solidarity with women's marches marking the anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency...
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January 19, 2018 - 5:17 pm
A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force. The 2017 rally in...
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Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., center, poses for a photo with Delali Dzirasa after speaking with members of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Cardin, who has served two terms in the U.S. Senate, is facing a Democratic challenger after Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, confirmed via Twitter on Sunday her intention to run in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chelsea Manning's high-profile bid for the U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. The former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking over 700,000 classified documents has an uphill battle to defeat Sen. Ben Cardin. But Manning's international fame will...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT RANK TO INTELLIGENCE ANALYST - FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Chelsea Manning speaks during the Nantucket Project's annual gathering in Nantucket, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. She will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin who has served two terms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 13, 2018 - 8:47 pm
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning intends to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison. Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a meeting of House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department has paid out almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds to settle claims brought against Congressional offices that include sexual harassment and sex discrimination since 2003. One of those settlements, for $84,000, stemmed from a 2014 lawsuit brought against Farenthold by his former communications director. Farenthold denied the allegations. But after the settlement was revealed late last year Farenthold pledged to pay the money back. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 12, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly $300,000 in taxpayer funds has been spent to settle 13 claims against members of Congress or their offices since 2003 that include sexual harassment or sex discrimination, according to statistics released by a House committee on Friday. The Committee on House Administration...
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Billie Jean King, former ladies singles champion holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. King is in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her Australian Open victory. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 12, 2018 - 11:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. King, a trailblazer for equality and diversity in tennis, said she had initially been...
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FILE - A Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 file photo showing Team GB women's soccer head coach Hope Powell at a press conference at Wembley Stadium in London. English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for jobs around the national teams. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Since the job was created 72 years ago, every manager of the England men's football team has been white. When a successor to Gareth Southgate is eventually required, at least one black or ethnic minority candidate is set to be interviewed. Drawing inspiration from the NFL, the English...
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FILE - the July 7, 2017 file photo shows model Giuliana who became well known with the show "Germany's Next Topmodel" during a fashion show in Berlin. Germany’s edition of Playboy magazine said it will be featuring the transgender model on its cover for the first time ever this month. (Serene Stache/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 8:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German edition of Playboy magazine says it will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time. Editor-in-chief Florian Boitin said Tuesday that putting Giuliana Farfalla on the cover — topless, as is customary for such magazines in Germany — was in line with Playboy...
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