Latest Gender issues News

Children's hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

Aug. 17, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children’s hospitals are also being harassed online. Boston Children’s is home to...

DeSantis sued by Florida prosecutor he removed over abortion

Aug. 17, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An elected Florida prosecutor who was removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis because of his positions on abortion and transgender rights filed suit Wednesday to get his job back, saying the Republican leader violated his First Amendment rights. DeSantis...

Article on 'fat' Arab women sparks uproar over body-shaming

Aug. 17, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — To Enas Taleb, the headline felt like a spiteful punch line. “Why women are fatter than men in the Arab world,” it read in bold, above a photograph of the Iraqi actress waving onstage at an arts festival. The Economist article...

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Aug. 16, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning...

Idaho leaders OK $321K in transgender-birth certificate case

Aug. 16, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers who made it more difficult for transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a U.S. court ruling banning such obstacles must pay $321,000 in legal fees to the winning side after losing in the same court. ...

‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools

Aug. 15, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble. As students return from...

Lawmaker, Florida school at odds on alleged bathroom attack

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they will investigate a lawmaker’s allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred and that...

LGBTQ groups denounce Florida plan to limit transgender care

Aug. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — LGBTQ and health groups have denounced a new rule by Florida health officials set to take effect later this month to restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed the...

Pope Francis meets transgender guests of Rome church

Aug. 11, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported Thursday. L’Osservatore Romano said the encounter took place Wednesday on the sidelines of Francis’ weekly general audience. The...

Judge won't toss lawsuit against Utah transgender sports ban

Aug. 10, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge on Wednesday rejected the request by Utah officials to throw out a lawsuit challenging a state ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports. The ruling comes ahead of a hearing scheduled for Thursday where Judge Keith Kelly will assess...