Latest Gender issues News

Superintendent fired after investigation into assaults

Dec. 07, 2022 10:49 AM EST

A northern Virginia school board has fired its superintendent after a special grand jury accused him of lying to the board about the sexual assault of a student. The Loudoun County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to fire Scott Ziegler after holding a closed session. ...

French Nobel Laureate says men must change attitudes now

Dec. 06, 2022 09:54 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux who won this year's Nobel Prize for literature, said Tuesday that men need to change their attitudes now, before women attain full equality with them. “Because if men do not become aware of their body, their way of life, their way of...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:13 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in Indonesia, a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a rare oasis of LGBTQ acceptance across the...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:11 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a...

Report blasts Virginia schools' handling of sex assaults

Dec. 05, 2022 17:55 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury convened at the request of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a scathing report against a northern Virginia school system accusing it of mishandling a student who sexually assaulted classmates at two different high schools last year. ...

Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary

Dec. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital's move is illegal and discriminatory. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union of...

LGBTQ students wrestle with tensions at Christian colleges

Dec. 05, 2022 09:12 AM EST

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — As monks chanted prayers in Saint John’s University church, members of the student LGBTQ organization, QPLUS, were meeting in their lounge at the Minnesota institution’s sister Benedictine college, a few miles away. To Sean Fisher, a senior who...

LGBTQ students wrestle with tensions at Christian colleges

Dec. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EST

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — As monks chanted evening prayers in the dimly lit Saint John’s University church, members of the student LGBTQ organization, QPLUS, were meeting in a dedicated, Pride flag-lined lounge at the institution’s sister Benedictine college, a few miles away across...

AP PHOTOS: Pageant celebrates transgender life in India

Dec. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EST

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Anilya Boro may not have won the crown at India's Miss Trans NE pageant this year, but having her parents there in support was a validation in its own right. “I must prove to my parents that I can do something as a girl,” said the 22-year-old. “I...

Man charged with threatening doctor over transgender care

Dec. 03, 2022 13:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Texas man with threatening a Boston physician who cares for transgender children. Thirty-eight-year-old Matthew Jordan Lindner of Comfort, Texas, faces a charge of transmitting interstate threats. He was arrested Friday in Texas by...