Gender issues

July 02, 2017 - 7:43 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a march Sunday in Istanbul despite the governor's ban against it and police security precautions that could eventually be used against protesters. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social...
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July 02, 2017 - 4:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Transgender rights activists say they will go on with a planned march in Istanbul despite the governor's ban. The rights group Istanbul LGBTI, host of the 8th Trans Pride March, said on social media it won't recognize the ban. The march is to begin at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) Sunday in...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, photo, Ivanka Trump applauds during the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report release at the State Department in Washington. Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female news anchor on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 01, 2017 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. It was a moment of silence that spoke to the challenges...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, photo, Ivanka Trump applauds during the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report release at the State Department in Washington. Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female news anchor on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 01, 2017 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. It was a moment of silence that spoke to the challenges...
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In this June 28, 2017, photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says he made the decision June 30. A Mattis memo obtained by The Associated Press says he wanted to give the services time to insure the change won’t affect the readiness and lethality of the force. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 01, 2017 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Mattis...
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In this June 28, 2017, photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says he made the decision June 30. A Mattis memo obtained by The Associated Press says he wanted to give the services time to insure the change won’t affect the readiness and lethality of the force. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 01, 2017 - 2:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military chiefs are getting another six months to determine whether allowing transgender individuals to enlist will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the armed forces. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided Friday to allow the extra time for conducting a review of the...
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June 30, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says Mattis made the decision Friday. A Mattis memo obtained by The Associated Press...
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Sudanese activist Tayeb Ibrahim, who had worked to expose Sudanese abuses in the volatile South Kordofan province and hopes to see family living in the U.S. state of Iowa, is hugged by his son Mohammed during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo in Egypt after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
June 28, 2017 - 5:26 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six...
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People watch during the Oklahoma City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Oklahoma City. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 10:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era. In San Francisco, revelers...
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Riot police move to detain a person as they stop protesters for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT Pride protest following a ban issued by the governor, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 25, 2017. The Istanbul governor's office on Saturday banned the LGBT event, for the third year in a row, citing reasons of safety and public order.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 25, 2017 - 6:34 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor. Organizers of the 2017...
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