Tag: Gender issues

Indiana businesses urge Congress to pass LGBTQ protections

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 100 Indiana businesses are urging Congress to pass legislation stalled in the Senate that would extend federal civil rights protections...

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

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Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games...

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HELSINKI — A Lutheran church in Norway has held a name change ceremony for a 49-year-old transgender person in what officials said marked the...

Protests over transgender rights at LA spa turn violent

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Police declared an unlawful assembly and fired non-lethal projectiles to disperse an unruly crowd on Saturday after a dueling protest over transgender rights at...

Hungary: Writers, bookstores brace for ban on LGBT content

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Some bookstores in Hungary placed notices at their entrances this week telling customers that they sell "non-traditional content.” The signs went...

Defense wants ‘no press’ for part of Arbery jury selection

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Defense attorneys for men charged in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are asking a Georgia judge to keep reporters out of...

Study finds more racial diversity in LGBTQ film characters

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NEW YORK — The year 2020 saw welcome growth in racial diversity of LBGTQ characters in films released by major studios, according to a...

Booksellers association apologizes for anti-trans mailing

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NEW YORK — The American Booksellers Association is apologizing for sending a publication widely criticized as anti-transgender, Abigail Shrier's "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze...

Women push against being left behind amid pandemic recovery

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ROME — Proponents of women’s progress on Tuesday launched a political push in Rome to ensure that global pandemic recovery efforts won’t leave women...

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such...