Gender issues

Director Martin McDonagh, from left, producer Peter Czernin, actors Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and producer Graham Broadbent pose for photographers backstage with their Best Film awards for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' at the BAFTA 2018 Awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 19, 2018 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The ferocious female-led tragi-comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother...
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Director Martin McDonagh, from left, producer Peter Czernin, actors Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and producer Graham Broadbent pose for photographers backstage with their Best Film awards for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' at the BAFTA 2018 Awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 18, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother...
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet, founder and board chairman of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, listens as President Barack Obama announces he will nominate her to head of the Small Business Administration in Washington. A group of investors led by a Contreras-Sweet offered to acquire Weinstein Co., rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 17, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in...
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February 13, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges a Prairie View A&M University coach helped a male student accused of sexual assault flee Texas to avoid arrest. An unidentified female athlete filed the lawsuit Friday in Houston. It accuses the university of creating a hostile educational...
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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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In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 photo, an unidentified jumper practices for the women's ski jump competition in the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Women ski jumpers at the Pyeongchang Olympics are permitted to compete in one event, the normal hill, the men get three: the normal hill, the large hill and a team event. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 10, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — They were the Cinderella story of the Sochi Olympics, the women ski jumpers who were finally allowed to compete in the Games after a years-long struggle for equality. They had survived a court battle, proved their athletic prowess and knocked back endless excuses for...
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February 09, 2018 - 6:30 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on court ruling involving sex accusation and university. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. An Ohio university says it's disappointed a federal appeals court ruled partly in favor of a male student who says he was unfairly disciplined by the school that found he violated its...
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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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