Latest Gender issues News

Detroit man gets 3 life terms for LGBTQ shooting deaths

Jul. 1, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation. A Wayne County jury convicted Devon Kareem Robinson of first...

UN says 140 million females `missing' due to son preference

Jun. 30, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 140 million females are considered “missing” today because of a preference for sons over daughters and extreme neglect of young girls leading to their death, the U.N. Population Fund said in its annual report released Tuesday. The agency, known as UNFPA, also...

Motion alleges Brown violated sports gender equity agreement

Jun. 30, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

Attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Brown University violated a 22-year-old agreement to provide gender equity in varsity sports in order to comply with federal Title IX law by recently eliminating several women's athletic teams. Attorneys for Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States forward Megan Rapinoe (15) runs over to take a corner kick during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Judge denies American women's soccer immediate appeal

Jun. 23, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A federal judge has denied a request by American women's soccer players to allow an immediate appeal of his decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay against the U.S. Soccer Federation. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles has scheduled a trial for Sept. 15 on the players' remaining claim of...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, American content creator Tamu McPherson sits on the sofa at her home in Milan, Italy. The U.S protests against systemic racism, which are spreading around the globe, are now putting the spotlight on the fashion world in its role as a cultural beacon, and emboldening insiders  -- some with lucrative deals that often assume their discretion -- to speak up.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes

Jun. 22, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback. Transgender model and actress Munroe Bergdorf jumped on L'Oreal's #BlackoutTuesday posts to accuse the beauty brand of hypocrisy for having fired her three...

European Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a media conference on the 2020 Eurostat report, progress toward sustainable development goals in the EU, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 22, 2020. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)

EU lagging behind on climate, gender equality goals

Jun. 22, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical office says the 27-nation bloc is lagging behind its goals in the fight against climate change and to promote gender equality. In a report published Monday assessing the EU's progress in reaching the United Nations' sustainable development goals, Eurostat...

Lawyer Daniel Brown holds a poster calling on Georgia lawmakers to pass a state hate crimes law on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Atlanta. Lawmakers are debating different proposals to give Georgia a law adding extra penalties for hate crimes. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Georgia senators say hate crimes law should protect police

Jun. 19, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia’s state Senate have added police as a protected class to proposed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders, complicating chances of its passage by lobbing a political grenade into the belly of the bill with little time left in the legislative...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, shows the Idaho House of Representatives in the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. The Trump administration is supporting Idaho's new law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports. It's the first law of its kind in the nation and the U.S. Department of Justice backed it in a court filing Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

Jun. 19, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the...

Judge dismisses discrimination suit that named Jim Calhoun

Jun. 19, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University of Saint Joseph that accused Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun of harassment. Jaclyn Piscitelli sued the Catholic school last October, alleging she was fired as an assistant athletic...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo parade-goers carrying rainbow flags walk down a street during the LBGTQ Pride march in New York, to celebrate five decades of LGBTQ pride, marking the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement. Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

Jun. 19, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Friday moved forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even as the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services was published in...