Latest Gender issues News

NCAA eyes host sites in states with anti-transgender laws

May. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced 20 potential host sites for the early rounds of its postseason baseball tournament Friday, including three states that have passed laws requiring athletes to compete in interscholastic sports according to their sex at birth. The...

Gucci marks 100 years with exhibit on Michele code-breaking

May. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Alessandro Michele has radically shifted Gucci codes and challenged fashion norms in his 6½ years as creative director of the brand founded by Guccio Gucci as a travel bag company in Florence 100 years ago. To mark the centenary, Michele has...

Alaska bill would bar transgender girls from female sports

May. 13, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bill introduced in the waning days of this year's legislative session in Alaska would require schools to designate school-sponsored athletic teams or sports as male, female or co-ed and require participation in a female sport to be based on the participant’s sex...

Vetoed Arizona sex education bill coming back with changes

May. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A contentious sex education bill that was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last month is being revived, with the sponsor keeping what she called “the heart” of the proposal, increased parental notifications, but stripping out provisions that specifically targeted...

Transgender sports debate heads to the Louisiana House floor

May. 12, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House will debate whether to bar transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams in schools, after a committee Wednesday advanced the Senate-backed measure and moved it one step from the governor's desk. Democratic Gov....

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

May. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Transport bill a big step down the road May 12 Coeur d'Alene Press The 2021 session of the Idaho Legislature might go down as one of the least productive in the...

Orange County establishes hate crimes prosecution unit

May. 11, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday the creation of a special unit to prosecute hate crimes. The unit is staffed by three prosecutors and two investigators, and is supervised by the district attorney’s head of...

US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

May. 10, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social mores and sensitive medical...

Lutherans elect Megan Rohrer first transgender bishop

May. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

(RNS) — The Rev. Megan Rohrer was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Sierra Pacific synod on Saturday (May 8), becoming the first transgender person to serve as bishop in the denomination or in any of the U.S.’ major Christian faiths. ...

Supreme Court to hear transgender sex offender registry case

May. 10, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Shawano County transgender woman who has been prohibited from changing her name due to her listing on the state sex offender registry. The plaintiff, identified only as Ella, was placed on...