Gender issues

FILE - In this Saturday, July 2, 2016 file photo, participants walk towards the Parliament building during the Pride March of the 21th Budapest Pride LGBTQ Festival in Budapest, Hungary. A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents. The move marks a challenge to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.(Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP, File)
November 25, 2020 - 8:00 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians. In its decision last...
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November 23, 2020 - 3:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center...
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November 20, 2020 - 3:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana legalization...
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November 10, 2020 - 5:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit that said minority journalists and women were paid less than white reporters. Nearly 240 current and former reporters and editors will benefit from the settlement that was granted...
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FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz. Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging Trump’s executive order that banned federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training which the president has deemed “anti-American.”The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday, Oct. 29, in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 29, 2020 - 9:22 pm
New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The NAACP Legal Defense Fund...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, transgender activist Sarah McBride, who hopes to win a seat in the Delaware Senate, walks next to campaign signs at Immanuel Church Highlands in Wilmington, Del. The run-up to the Nov. 3, 2020 general election has been a mix of excitement and apprehension for McBride, who has been a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign for several years and is now running for a seat in the Delaware Senate. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 25, 2020 - 9:02 am
Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election. They’re yearning for President Donald Trump’s defeat but dreading the possibility that his administration might win four more years and continue targeting them with hostile policies. “The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News Town Hall with moderator Savannah Guthrie, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15, 2020 - 10:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 11:10 p.m. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Republicans raised $247.8 million in September — better than the month before, but still lagging far behind his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, who raised $383 million over...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
October 11, 2020 - 8:48 am
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Christian community People of Praise is drawing scrutiny because of what former members and observers describe as its ultraconservative views on women. Her defenders say scrutinizing her beliefs and relationship to the mostly Catholic...
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Aava Murto, is interviewed by members of the media, in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A 16-year-old girl has assumed the post of Finnish prime minister for one day in the “Girls Takeover” scheme part of the U.Ns’ Day of the Girl to raise more awareness of gender equality in the world. Aava Murto stepped into the shoes of Prime Minister Sanna Marin Wednesday to highlight the impact of technology on gender equality. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 6:25 am
Associated Press (AP) — A 16-year-old girl ceremoniously assumed the post of Finnish prime minister for one day for the “Girls Takeover” program — part of the U.N. International Day of the Girl to raise more awareness of gender equality. Aava Murto from the small village of Vaaksy in southern...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Filipino members of the LGBQT community stand around a rainbow flag with a heart-shaped symbol during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando, Fla. mass shooting at the University of the Philippines campus in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. The first study of its kind has found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-confirming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities. Although other research has long shown that LGBQT people and gender minorities are disproportionately affected by crime, the study published in Science Advances on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, looked at data that has only been collected since 2016, making for the first comprehensive and national study to examine the issue. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
October 02, 2020 - 1:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The first study of its kind found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-confirming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities. Although other research has long shown that LGBTQ people and...
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