Latest Gender issues News

Transgender prisoner who sued dies days before release

Sep. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A transgender prison inmate who sued the state of New York, saying she was raped in a men's prison, has died of cancer days before she was to be freed on parole. LeslieAnn Manning, who had been serving a 30-year sentence for shooting at a police car, died Saturday at the Wende...

In new Sudan, women want more freedom, bigger political role

Sep. 19, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On her daily walks from home to her job at a primary school in the city of Port Sudan, Khalda Saber would urge people to join the protests against the three-decade rule of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. At school, she rallied fellow teachers to join the pro-democracy uprising. "I...

Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy

Sep. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower court ruling dismissing the...

Police investigate after transgender woman's body found

Sep. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a transgender woman was found in the debris of a house fire. The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they're trying to determine if someone intentionally set the fire. The body...

Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

Sep. 18, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even citizenship certificates and passports now allow a "non-male, non-female" category. But same-sex couples...

Arizona artists win suit over same-sex wedding invitations

Sep. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 4-3 decision reversed...

Detectives: Transgender woman slain, body burned in car

Sep. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CLEWSITON, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a transgender woman whose body was found in her burning car. Media reports say the Hendry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Sept. 4 death of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater in Clewiston, Florida. The Human Rights...

'That was my child': Transgender deaths devastate families

Sep. 12, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) — "Okay, Mommy. I love you." That was Brenda Scurlock's last text from her son, Avery, before he was shot eight times, his body abandoned in a field in eastern North Carolina. Scurlock had always worried about Avery's safety. He was young and black in a society where those...

Mexico trans women fight for justice as murders unpunished

Sep. 10, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after Kenya Cuevas' friend was slain in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas' name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about murdered transgender women and you'll be next. Mexico has become the world's second deadliest country after...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 10, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP'S TALIBAN DECISION PUSHES COUNTRY TOWARD VOTE The U.S. president's decision to halt talks with the insurgent group pushes Afghanistan toward a fragile — and possibly violent —...