Gender issues

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama, greets the parents of Matthew Shepard, Dennis and Judy, during a White House reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in Washington. Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death, the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT and anti-violence organizations that lobbied over nearly a decade for its passage. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 12, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death , the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT and anti-violence organizations that lobbied over nearly a decade for its passage. President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, former U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach accepts an icon award at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Wambach is joining COPA90, a multi-platform media company headquartered in London, in advance of women's World Cup soccer tournament in France this summer. The content is featured on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 3:34 pm
Abby Wambach lofted a trophy over her head at the last Women's World Cup. Now retired, her role for the 2019 World Cup will involve guiding the coverage of the event on social media for COPA90. She's joining COPA90 in advance of World Cup in France this summer. The appointment was announced on...
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October 09, 2018 - 5:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish. The group, called Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed...
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This image released by The CW shows Nicole Maines in a scene from "Supergirl." Maines, a Maine transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school, is making her debut as the character Nia Nal on the superhero series which premieres its fourth season on Sunday. (Bettina Strauss/The CW via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An activist in Maine who won a lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school is making her TV debut as a transgender superhero. The Bangor Daily News reports 21-year-old Nicole Maines will appear on Season 4 of The CW's series "Supergirl" Sunday. The Orono (OR'-uh-noh)...
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October 06, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who...
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File - In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Human rights activist Nadia Murad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Denis Mukwege and Murad have been named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the...
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October 01, 2018 - 1:31 pm
LADUE, Mo. (AP) — A mother is suing a northeast Missouri high school for discrimination after her son didn't make the varsity soccer team and was kicked off the junior varsity team last month. KTVI reports that the mother is identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit against Ladue Horton Watkins High...
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October 01, 2018 - 12:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Officials at the world's largest particle accelerator have suspended an Italian physicist pending an investigation of his "highly offensive" presentation on gender issues that raised new concerns about sexism in science. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said...
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In this photo combination, Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Pool Image via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 1:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears. Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday...
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September 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government's human rights watchdog says one out of four employees has experienced discrimination at work because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, skin color, gender, poor health or disability. The study in collaboration with the International Labor Organization...
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