Latest Gender issues News

United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

Oct. 27, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department...

US official: US to issue its first passport with an 'X' gender marker for those who don't identify as male or female

Oct. 27, 2021 08:56 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: US to issue its first passport with an 'X' gender marker for those who don't identify as male or female.

Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests

Oct. 27, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted “Trans lives matter,” getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up. A pre-noon...

Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests

Oct. 27, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted “Trans lives matter,” getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up. A pre-noon...

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Oct. 26, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the “mere handful of championships” viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report. The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released its 153-page...

US casinos look to improve gender equity in management

Oct. 26, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Diversifying an organization or an industry can be only half the battle: The trick is keeping it diverse. A little over a year ago, Atlantic City was celebrating a wave of female leadership in its casino industry. Four of the nine casinos had...

Judge briefly blocks Texas schools' gender-based hair policy

Oct. 26, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

MAGNOLIA, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Texas school district's enforcement of a grooming policy that prohibits boys from having long hair. Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal's ruling on Monday came days after seven students, ages 7 to 17,...

Report urges greater diversity for Indiana State Police

Oct. 26, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An external review of Indiana’s state police agencies found they need to bolster the recruitment and promotion of minority and female officers and increase training about racial bias. The findings are part of a 100-page report released Monday that...

Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns

Oct. 25, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former spokesperson for Liberty University is suing the evangelical Virginia school after being fired, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that his termination came in retaliation for voicing concerns that sexual misconduct accusations were mishandled. ...

Youngkin's school warnings intensify the GOP's suburban push

Oct. 25, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin wants voters in Virginia to hear an urgent message: Your children are in danger. In a speech in Northern Virginia's suburbs last week, the Republican candidate for governor highlighted the murky case of a student who allegedly...