Gender issues

Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, casts her vote at Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Manassas, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 10:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use. Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in...
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Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles answers a question during a mayoral debate on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Lyles is opposed by Charlotte City Councilman Kenny Smith in the general election. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
November 05, 2017 - 9:00 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest city and its capital are preparing for mayoral elections; whoever is elected will most likely have to wrestle with the sensitive issue of gay and transgender rights. Charlotte will elect Tuesday a new mayor to replace Jennifer Roberts. She lost the...
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Jorge "Lumni" Sanders-Galvez hands back a handgun to Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Perras as he testifies during his first-degree murder trial, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk, Iowa. Sanders-Galvez is one of two men accused of killing Kedarie Johnson, 16, of Burlington, Iowa. (John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye via AP, Pool)
November 03, 2017 - 5:32 pm
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — A man was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a gender-fluid Iowa teenager that drew the attention of the U.S. Justice Department. A jury convicted Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, in the death of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson of Burlington, the Des Moines...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey impersonates Johnny Carson at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A former worker on "The Bachelor" television series and its spinoffs has sued the show's producers, accusing them of sexual harassment and pervasive...
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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. A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 30, 2017 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington on Monday barred President Donald Trump's administration from excluding transgender people from military service. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that transgender service members who had sued over Trump's policy were likely to win...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, calls the House of Representatives to order in Austin, Texas. Straus, a powerful moderate voice that kept the country's largest conservative state from moving even father to the right, abruptly announced Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, that he won't seek re-election. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 25, 2017 - 6:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' moderate Republican House speaker abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, clearing the way for the ruling GOP in the nation's largest conservative state to lurch further to the right. The departure of Joe Straus, 58, sent shockwaves through the Texas Capitol and...
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October 23, 2017 - 5:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders say a federal judge should dismiss a lawsuit involving the replacement for the state's "bathroom bill" before considering a deal pushed by the Democratic governor that would affirm gender identity as the basis for restroom access...
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FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Falls Church, Va. The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year. LGBT advocates have long been skeptical of Sessions' pledge to prosecute acts of violence against transgender people. But the move, outlined in recently filed court papers, is a sign he intends to do so. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
October 15, 2017 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year, an unusual decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions even as he takes other steps to erode the rights of transgender people broadly...
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In this Saturday, June 10, 2017 photo transgender woman Anna Kouroupou applies a make up at her home in Athens. Marginalized, stigmatized, often abused and rejected, Greece’s transgender community is now hoping a controversial new law passed by Greece’s parliament Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 will improve their daily lives and foster greater acceptance in what is often a deeply conservative society. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 10, 2017 - 12:18 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Before she had even reached puberty, Anna Kouroupou knew she wasn't what her birth certificate said she was: a boy. But having herself officially declared female was a painful process, and one that could only legally be done if it included gender reassignment surgery...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, Stiles Zuschlag, a transgender teen, stands outside Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine. The Maine teen who was crowned homecoming king at his new school says he wants to use the attention to spread love and tolerance. (Deb Cram/Portsmouth Herald via AP, File)
October 10, 2017 - 12:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A transgender Maine teen who was crowned homecoming king at his new school says he wants to use the attention to spread love and tolerance. Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine, named Stiles Zuschlag homecoming king on Oct. 6. He came out as a transgender male in 2015...
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