Latest Gender issues News

Penn pledges to work with NCAA, support transgender swimmer

Jan. 20, 2022 21:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania said it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes. Swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed for the men's team at Penn before transitioning, has qualified to compete in March at the 2022 NCAA...

Arizona bill would ban transgender girls, women from teams

Jan. 20, 2022 19:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Transgender girls and women would be barred from competing on the high school or college sports team that aligns with their gender identity under a proposed Arizona law that was approved on party lines by a state Senate committee on Thursday. Republicans have dubbed...

North Dakota bishops oppose UND gender inclusion policy

Jan. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is opposing a proposed gender inclusion policy at the University of North Dakota. The policy, which is still in draft form, would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and...

Indiana lawmakers to weigh bill banning transgender athletes

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will consider a Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity. The proposal would prohibit students who were born male but identify as female from...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes

Jan. 20, 2022 13:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees. Under the new guidelines, approved by the NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday, transgender...

Judge heard on video mocking lawyer removed from court

Jan. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who made sexist comments about an attorney during a conversation in his courtroom that he did not realize was being broadcast live on YouTube has been removed from the bench, officials announced Wednesday. In an order released to the media, Cook...

Trans athlete ban pushed by Noem clears South Dakota Senate

Jan. 19, 2022 17:24 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill proposed by Republican Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity. The bill cleared the Senate with wide support from...

HBO leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation

Jan. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and HBO Max have become the top contenders at the GLAAD Media Awards with a combined 19 nominations, landing the bulk of its nods for its TV shows like “Hacks,” “The Other Two” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” The annual awards honors media for...

UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 20:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a “vastly worse” situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet told the U.N....