Latest Gender identity News

Olympics Latest: US mixed relay team reinstated after appeal

Jul. 30, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The U.S. Olympic mixed relay team has been reinstated after originally being disqualified...

Nebraska largely scraps gender identity lessons after uproar

Jul. 29, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate for children. The new draft...

Lawsuit targeting transgender student policies dismissed

Jul. 29, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by faith-based conservative groups challenging guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, ruling that the group lacked standing. Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge J. Frederick...

Italian rockers Maneskin enjoy blurring gender stereotypes

Jul. 29, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several years ago they were four teenagers busking in the piazzas of Rome. These days, the members of the rock band Maneskin are basking in adoration after triumphing in the Eurovision Song Contest and consistently riding high in Spotify charts. With their...

Michigan board declines to certify LGBTQ rights ballot drive

Jul. 26, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan elections board on Monday declined to certify an LGBTQ-rights ballot drive after determining it did not submit enough valid voter signatures. The 4-0 vote from two Democrats and two Republicans came after the elections bureau did a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 26, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 22, 2021. Editorial: State leaders join bullying of trans kids When considering who should be off-limits from harm done by lawmakers, children should rise to the top of the list, yet Gov. Greg Abbott and the GOP’s...

First openly transgender Olympians are competing in Tokyo

Jul. 26, 2021 03:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women's soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances. Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to participate in the Olympics when...

47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

Jul. 25, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either...

Indiana businesses urge Congress to pass LGBTQ protections

Jul. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 Indiana businesses are urging Congress to pass legislation stalled in the Senate that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people, saying in a letter that “discrimination is bad for business." Prominent businesses...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...