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Stories with subject: Gender issues
  • Philippine court to issue verdict in US Marine's murder case 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 8:48 am

    OLONGAPO, Philippines - A Philippine court is expected to deliver its verdict Tuesday in the emotion-charged case of a U.S. Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said.

  • Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 12:06 pm

    MOUNT HOREB, Wisconsin - A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.

  • Missouri school district adopts transgender policy 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 2:18 pm

    MARIONVILLE, Missouri - A southwest Missouri school district has a new policy governing bathroom usage for transgender students that some civil rights advocates are calling discriminatory.

  • Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.

  • Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:22 am

    JERUSALEM - The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.

  • Vietnam's transgender say new law paves way for surgeries 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:46 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.

  • Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale 'Danish Girl' 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:23 pm

    TORONTO - In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stirs in Einar.

  • McCrory asks Cooper to oppose transgender bathroom lawsuit 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:20 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has rejected a call by Gov. Pat McCrory to side with a Virginia school district against a discrimination lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union that would allow a transgender high school student to use the men's bathroom.

  • Review: Resonant 'Danish Girl' explores life of Lili Elbe 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 12:14 pm

    Most people probably don't know the name Lili Elbe. This reviewer didn't. But Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" will make sure you won't soon forget the transgender icon, even if this well-intentioned, extravagant movie leaves you with more questions than revelations.

  • Editorials from around Ohio 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:18 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

  • LGBT rights a major issue, but GOP has other priorities 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 11:43 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - The debate over whether to extend civil rights protections to gays and lesbians in Indiana drew throngs of demonstrators to the Statehouse last week, where lawmakers gathered to set the agenda for the coming legislative session.

  • Group adopts portion of road in memory of transgender teen 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 6:31 am

    CINCINNATI - The Ohio Department of Transportation has erected signs indicating that a group has adopted a stretch of highway in southwestern Ohio in memory of a transgender teenager who killed herself there nearly a year ago.

  • Virginia vigil held for missing transgender woman 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:36 am

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - Dozens gathered in a Charlottesville park Friday night in hopes of heightening awareness of a transgender woman who has been missing for three years.

  • Some Indiana cities worry about impact of proposed LGBT bill 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 5:56 pm

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Officials in some Indiana cities with ordinances that provide protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents are worried that a bill lawmakers will consider in the 2016 session could undermine their local authority.

  • Utah man sues over alleged same-sex marriage discrimination 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 2:25 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man says the college where he worked discriminated against him because he was in a same-sex marriage, denying the couple benefits and forcing him out of a job.

  • Kanawha school board strengthens LGBT employment protections 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:09 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The Kanawha County school board has approved policy changes meant to protect prospective and current lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination.

  • Groups want easier process to change gender on birth records 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 8:39 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Diversity advocacy groups have asked the state of Virginia to make it easier for a transgender person born in the state to get one's gender changed on birth certificates.

  • Wisconsin Republicans defend transgender restrictions bill 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:18 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans pushed Thursday for Wisconsin to become the first state in the nation to prohibit transgender public school students from using a bathroom or locker room assigned to the gender with which they identify.

  • Suit: Denver sheriff discriminates against female deputies 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:55 pm

    DENVER - Two female Denver deputies are suing the troubled sheriff's department, saying its policies put female employees at greater risk of harm and burnout.

  • Ohio lawmakers push proposed ban on LGBT conversion therapy 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 7:05 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio are using this week's Transgender Day of Remembrance as an opportunity to push their bill seeking a ban on therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.

  • Lawsuit: Women told trash collecting job for 'males only' 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 6:00 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit, saying an employment agency discriminated against at least 34 women.

  • Members of Congress urge passage of transgender rights bill 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 1:57 am

    BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy and six other members of the state's congressional delegation have sent letters to House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg urging them to pass legislation extending non-discrimination protections to transgender people in public spaces in Massachusetts.

  • UH-Manoa report shows sex assault cases unchanged in 2014 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 8:36 am

    HONOLULU - A newly released report says the number of forcible sex offenses on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus remained unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year.

  • Judge denies stay of Fayetteville anti LGBT protections 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 4:04 pm

    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A Washington County circuit judge has rejected a request to delay a Fayetteville city ordinance that bans discrimination sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Proposed sex ed expansion ignites debate in Nevada county 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 1:55 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A school district in Nevada is considering expanding sex education to include topics like sexual orientation and gender identity -- a proposal that has some parents outraged.