Gender issues

FILE - In this April 22, 2017 file photo, Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" FYC special screening in Los Angeles. Trace Lysette, an actress on "Transparent," says the show’s star Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner during filming and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements. Tambor denies the allegations saying he has “never been a predator - ever.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When "Transparent" debuted four years ago on Amazon with a transgender lead character, it was a special moment for TV. It won Emmys and seemed a perfect fit for a burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the show's future may be in flux following allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said the surgery was done...
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In this Tuesday Feb. 14, 2017 photo, Duval Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, center, is hugged after the Jacksonville City Council voted 12-6 to support the Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) in Jacksonville, Fla. At left are Rabbi Rick Shapiro, the Interim Senior Rabbi at Congregation Ahavath Chesed, and Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. At the U.S. Capitol, and in most statehouses nationwide, supporters of LGBT rights are unable to make major gains these days. Instead, they're notching victories in scores of cities and towns that have acted on their own in Republican-governed states. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 10:42 am
Backers of gay and transgender rights have been making gains at the local level in unlikely places. They are notching victories in cities such as Morgantown, West Virginia, Birmingham, Alabama, and De Pere, Wisconsin, in passing nondiscrimination protections for LGBT residents. The action at the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, mannequins are arranged to train CPR to incoming medical students in Jackson, Miss. A study released on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 shows women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, and researchers think that reluctance to touch a woman's chest may be one reason. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 12, 2017 - 3:25 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus 45...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, listens at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The Los Angeles-area state senator is being investigated for allegations he engaged in inappropriate behavior toward a young female staffer. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 11, 2017 - 9:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he begins a bid against the state's first female U.S. senator. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. British magazine Grazia U.K. on Friday Nov. 10, 2017, has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — British magazine Grazia U.K. has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. The Academy Award winner tweeted before-and-after images, saying the magazine "edited out and smoothed" her...
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Danica Roem, center, a Democrat who ran for Virginia's House of Delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Manassas, Va. Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 6:55 pm
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The transgender woman who unseated one of Virginia's longest-serving and most socially conservative lawmakers for a spot in history is a former journalist with a reputation for producing hard-hitting but fair stories. Danica Roem is also known for her unwavering, almost...
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Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, casts her vote at Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Manassas, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 3:56 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use. Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state...
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Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, casts her vote at Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Manassas, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 10:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use. Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in...
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Democrat Phil Murphy exits the polling booth with his youngest son Sam, after voting at the Fairview School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Middletown, N.J. Murphy is facing Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagnoto to replace Gov. Chris Christie, the two-term, term-limited incumbent. (Bob Karp/The Daily Record via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 8:58 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey (all times local): 8:50 A set of whoops and cheers went up at George Mason University in northern Virginia when media began calling Virginia's governor's race for Democrat Ralph Northam. The call came so early that...
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