Latest Gender issues News

Police: Transgender woman accused of killing Albuquerque man

Jul. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a transgender woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man. Albuquerque police say 25-year-old Tyrone Benito — who also is known as Beverly or Bev — was booked into jail Saturday night on suspicion of murder and tampering with...

Sununu vetoes bill related to transgender birth certificates

Jul. 21, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's transgender residents are expressing disappointment that Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would have made it easier to change their birth records. The bill passed by the Democrat-led Legislature would have allowed transgender men and women and those...

Kansas City man charged in killing of transgender woman

Jul. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting last month of a transgender woman. Television station KMBC reports that Marcus Lewis is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the June 25...

Police: 50,000 vehicle records help capture murder suspect

Jul. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Detectives in Maryland say thousands of vehicle records helped track down the suspect in a transgender woman's murder. News outlets report 33-year-old Gerardo Thomas was arrested Wednesday. He's accused in the June 13 shooting death of 23-year-old Zoe Spears in Fairmount...

Berkeley drops words like 'manpower' in push to be inclusive

Jul. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "human-made." And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join "collegiate Greek system residences" rather...

No 'manpower': Berkeley bans gender-specific words in code

Jul. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that "she" and "he" will be replaced by "they." The words "manpower" and "manhole" will become "workforce" and "maintenance...

Circle K Mexico apologizes for "sexist" Secretary Day ad

Jul. 18, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Circle K Mexico is apologizing for an ad on "Secretary Day" promoting a deal on chocolate, red wine and condoms. The convenience store brand said in a Wednesday statement that it did not intend to "promote any stereotype" and highlighted its "promise to be a business that doesn't...

Sununu signs school anti-discrimination bill

Jul. 18, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill aimed at better protecting New Hampshire children from discrimination at school. The new law prohibits discrimination against students in public schools based on characteristics including age, race, sex, gender identity and sexual...

State says transgender soldiers welcome in National Guard

Jul. 18, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker's administration says transgender soldiers remain welcome in the Massachusetts National Guard, despite President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. In a letter to state legislators, Secretary of Public Safety Thomas Turco said the...

Oregon adds gender identity to hate crime protections

Jul. 17, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gender identity will be added as a protected class as Oregon's hate crime laws see the most significant update since the 1980s under a new measure signed by the governor that also closed a loophole that gave lesser sentences to perpetrators who committed hate crimes alone. "Our hate...