Gender issues

June 15, 2017 - 7:36 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has approved a new rule giving its residents the option of not specifying their gender on driver's licenses, learner's permits and identity cards, becoming the first state in the US to do so. LGBT rights organizations hailed Thursday's move. According to the Oregon...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. Laurie McCann, senior attorney for the AARP Foundation...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, right, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak during the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 11, 2017 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation's capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump. The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by...
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June 07, 2017 - 2:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — British author Naomi Alderman has won the international Women's Prize for Fiction with gender role-reversal thriller "The Power." Alderman, a prize-winning novelist and online games designer, was awarded the 30,000 pound ($39,000) prize at a ceremony in London Wednesday for her novel...
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Venezuela's defender José Manuel Velázquez (6) scores against United States goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) in the first half during an international friendly match Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 04, 2017 - 1:54 am
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Adjusting to altitude and blending in players returning from injuries produced an uneven game for the United States. Christian Pulisic scored early in the second half, defender John Brooks limped off with a hip injury and the Americans played a 1-1 exhibition tie against...
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Gov. Kate Brown, seated, signs House Bill 2673 in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, making the process more private for transgender individuals to change their birth certificate records. The new law makes Oregon the second state with an alternative option for transgender people to update their birth records. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen)
May 31, 2017 - 9:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure, which takes effect next...
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Gov. Kate Brown, seated, signs House Bill 2673 in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, making the process more private for transgender individuals to change their birth certificate records. The new law makes Oregon the second state with an alternative option for transgender people to update their birth records. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen)
May 31, 2017 - 9:20 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure, which takes effect next...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Gal Gadot arrives at the world premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles. Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. The movie opens June 2 based on the DC Comics character. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 27, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some haters are grumbling on social media about women-only screenings planned for the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film starring Gal Gadot. Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. That...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, file photo, a Shariah law official whips one of two men convicted of gay sex during a public caning outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh province Indonesia. The public caning of a gay couple for consensual sex in Aceh, a remote Indonesian province that practices Shariah law. More than a thousand people packed a mosque courtyard Tuesday to witness the caning. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
May 25, 2017 - 9:07 pm
A first-ever ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Asia. A public caning in Indonesia. A soldier convicted in South Korea. For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia, where traditional values often clash with modern views on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte in 2019, two years after the city was to host the event, the NBA announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 2:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years later than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The league...
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