Gender issues

At the new Rising Hill Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., gender neutral student bathrooms have a common sink area for washing and individual, locking, toilet stalls that can be used by boys or girls. Principal Kate Place gave a tour of the facilities on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The school is in the North Kansas City school district. (Keith Myers/The Kansas City Star via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at...
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August 15, 2018 - 12:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court. In November, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that people must be allowed to be...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 10:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, smiles during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 4:57 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported. GOP Gov...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 2:01 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 1:54 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a night of firsts: The first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee. The first Somali-American major party nominee. The potential of the first black woman representing Connecticut in Congress. It was also a night of victories for President Donald Trump. A week after a...
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This Aug. 7, 2018, photo shows an entrance at the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire Friday, Aug. 10 to all of Japan’s medical schools asking them for six years of data on the gender and age of those who applied, of those who passed the entrance exam and of those who were admitted. (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 7:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government launched an investigation Friday into whether the nation's medical schools have discriminated against female applicants, following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire to all medical schools asking...
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Tetsuo Yukioka, managing director of Tokyo Medical University, speaks during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Tokyo. The school has been investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 8:58 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2006...
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In this combination photo, Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Boys Don't Cry" during the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000, left, and Jared Leto poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyer Club" at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on March 2, 2014. Swank and Leto portrayed transgender characters. (AP Photo)
August 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching non-trans stars win accolades —...
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