Gender identity

February 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A transgender Ohio teen's grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy at a hospital after he's evaluated by a psychologist not affiliated with the hospital, a judge in Cincinnati ruled Friday. Judge Sylvia...
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A member of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and world leaders, called for tolerance and pushed the boundaries of just about everything. Instead of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2009 file photo, members of the Yale University Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest collegiate a-cappella singing group, perform at the First Congregational church in Old Lyme, Conn. Yale's world famous glee club, formed in 1909, is ending its more than century-old tradition of being a male-only a cappella group. The Whiffs, as they are known, and Yale's senior women's a cappella group, Whim 'n Rhythm, issued a joint announcement on Feb. 1, 2018, that auditions for both groups will be open to all rising seniors, including transgender students. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)
February 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale University's world-famous glee club, say their sound isn't changing, but they are ending their more than century-old tradition of being a male only a cappella ensemble. The Whiffs, as they are known, and Yale's senior women's a cappella group...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:39 pm
RIVERVIEW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan church under fire over a workshop likened to conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth is now being accused by a former church member of praying over her transgender son to release the "demon" from him. Kim Tooley and her son Seth attended Metro City Church in Riverview...
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U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein pauses during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Zeid said "strains of intolerance" once thought alien to Indonesia are making inroads in the world's most populous Muslim nation and warned the government against criminalizing its LGBT citizens. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 07, 2018 - 1:31 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says "strains of intolerance" once thought foreign to Indonesia are making inroads in the world's most populous Muslim nation and warned the government against criminalizing its LGBT citizens. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Wednesday that "extremist...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles holds his daughter, Lily, after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Matt York)
February 05, 2018 - 6:10 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE PONTIFF KNEW AND FOR HOW LONG Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 with details about sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities,...
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Philadelphia police officers and Philadelphia Eagles fans react on a street in Philadelphia at the end of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, taking place in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. The Eagles won 41-33. (Mark C Psoras/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 3:12 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- ONLY ON AP ---------------- IRAQ-ISLAMIC STATE — Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq say American troops have started to drawdown from the country following the defeat...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Elliott Kunerth, 17, a transgender male high school student in Mankato, hugs his girlfriend, Kelsi Pettit, 17, after the Minnesota State High School League board voted to pass the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities Policy in Brooklyn Park, Minn. A study released Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of nearly 81,000 Minnesota teens, suggests that far more U.S. teens are transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only possible genders. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 1:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd) meet with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at Tribune Tower in Chicago. Ives, who is trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive." Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor's "chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made." The ad features actors portraying people including a transgender woman and a Chicago Teachers Union member, all thanking Rauner.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 5:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that has been blasted as racist and homophobic, despite the state party chairman's call for her to stop airing it and apologize. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative,...
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Muslim protesters pray as they burn an effigy during an anti-LGBT rally in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Several hundreds of people staged the rally to protest against an investigation into local police who rounded up and publicly humiliated transgender women. (AP Photo/Hendri Abik)
February 02, 2018 - 8:06 pm
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims in Indonesia's conservative and semiautonomous Aceh province protested an investigation into local police who rounded up and publicly humiliated transgender women. Several hundred people rallied outside the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in the provincial capital...
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