Latest Gender issues News

Transgender woman's attacker convicted of assault

Oct. 21, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with felony aggravated assault in the beating of a Dallas transgender woman has been convicted of misdemeanor assault. The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas County jurors deliberated about four hours Monday before convicting Edward Dominic Thomas of the lesser charge in...

Famed Peru restaurant pays price for special 'ladies' menu'

Oct. 21, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A famed restaurant in Peru's capital is learning an expensive lesson when it comes to giving women menus that don't include prices. The pricey seaside La Rosa Nautica restaurant is being fined $62,000 for its practice of handing a gold menu void of any details on what the fish ceviche or...

Utah transgender nonprofit opens office in Orem

Oct. 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A project that started as a way for one transgender person to pay for gender-confirmation surgery has grown into a Utah-based nonprofit helping others who can't afford the procedure. Ian Giles founded the organization Genderbands, which provides free chest binders and awards surgical...

Former jail guard says she was fired for being transgender

Oct. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A former jail guard in northeast Mississippi says she was fired for being transgender. Elise Hebert says she was treated differently from other Chickasaw County jail guards, and that supervisors didn't keep her transgender status secret despite her request. The lawsuit , filed this...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

Oct. 18, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills. Not only that: They're all...

Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ 'conversion therapy' ban

Oct. 16, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar measure under...

Matthew Shepard's parents criticize AG Barr on LGBT rights

Oct. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights during a Justice Department ceremony commemorating a hate-crimes law named after their son. The ceremony, held in the department's Great Hall,...

Correction: Pregnancy Discrimination story

Oct. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

In an Oct. 12 story about pregnancy discrimination, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Neal Gerber and Eisenberg law firm. A corrected version of the story is below: Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the...

Man in custody after transgender woman shot in Kansas City

Oct. 16, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a man is in custody after the fatal shooting of a transgender woman. Police Capt. Tim Hernandez said 30-year-old Brianna Hill of Kansas City was killed Monday morning in eastern Kansas City. Hernandez said he could not discuss a possible motive but the...