Latest Gender issues News

Transgender woman sues Georgia corrections officials again

Nov. 23, 2020 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed the...

Man sentenced to life for killing of transgender teen

Nov. 21, 2020 1:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man has been ordered to spend life in prison without parole for killing a transgender teen whose burned remains were found three years ago in southwest Missouri. Andrew Vrba, now 21, expressed sorrow Friday before he was sentenced in Greene County for first-degree murder and armed...

FILE - In this May 29, 2013 file photo, travel writer, journalist and author, Jan Morris, center, with the Duke of Edinburgh, right, during a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the ascent of Everest, at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Her literary representative, United Agents, says Morris died in Wales on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, file)

Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94

Nov. 20, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jan Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Morris died in Wales on Friday morning, according to her literary representative, United Agents. Her agent Sophie Scard...

Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the first changes to the sex education curriculum in Texas in more than 20 years, the State Board of Education on Friday approved teaching middle schoolers about birth control but decided against providing students with information on consent, sexual orientation and gender identity....

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019  file photo, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks at a news conference in the governor's Capitol reception room in Harrisburg, Pa. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana legalization and LGBTQ- and transgender-rights flags that Fetterman hangs from his second-floor outdoor balcony that overlooks the building's broad front steps. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)

Lieutenant gov's flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers

Nov. 20, 2020 4:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana...

Rolls-Royce settles discrimination allegations, to pay $135K

Nov. 19, 2020 8:05 AM EST

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Aircraft components manufacturer Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay $135,000 to 26 women who were not selected for machine operating roles at the its factory in Virginia. Under the federal settlement, the company will give back pay plus interest to women who applied to its...

Macon-Bibb commissioners approve antidiscrimination rules

Nov. 18, 2020 3:23 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia county has approved an anti-discrimination ordinance that would govern businesses, despite opposition from some. Macon-Bibb commissioners voted 5-4 in favor of the proposal on Tuesday, sending it to Mayor Robert Reichert for his signature or veto, news outlets reported....

Watertown police detective alleges hostile work environment

Nov. 18, 2020 2:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Watertown police detective alleges in a lawsuit that she faced a sexist work environment and also was targeted after speaking up about dangerous conduct by other officers during the search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Detective Kathleen Donohue filed the employment...

3 ex-detectives sue Kansas City police for discrimination

Nov. 18, 2020 2:03 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three Black female former detectives have accused the Kansas City Police Department of discriminating against them because of their race and gender during an internal probe of a unit that investigated sex crimes against children. Gleanice Brown, Latondra Moore and Tamara Solomon...

'X' gender NY driver's licenses coming with computer update

Nov. 17, 2020 4:00 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York intends to offer driver’s licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X,” but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option, state officials said in court filings....