Gender http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25690/all en Former New Jersey governor 'falls to grace' in post-scandal documentary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/former-new-jersey-governor-falls-grace-post-scandal-documentary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "Caricature in the tabloids"</p> <p>* "I have failed, but that's everyone"</p> <p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 18 (Reuters) - When New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey stepped down from office in 2004 in a gay sex scandal, he became another disgraced politician brought down by his own actions.</p> <p>Since then, the former Democratic governor, now 55, has tried to step out of the spotlight after a messy divorce from his second wife by swapping politics for volunteer work with jailed women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/former-new-jersey-governor-falls-grace-post-scandal-documentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gender Jim McGreevey LGBT United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736470 at http://www.globalpost.com Bullying eases for lesbian, gay teens as they age: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/bullying-eases-lesbian-gay-teens-they-age-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 5 (Reuters) - It does get better for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth, with bullying in their early teens fading away as they grow older, according to a study of the name calling, threats and violence faced by teens in England.</p> <p>Researchers, whose results appeared in Pediatrics, found that while more than half of non-heterosexual teens reported getting bullied at ages 13 and 14, fewer than one in ten was still being victimized six years later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/bullying-eases-lesbian-gay-teens-they-age-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human sexuality Sexual orientation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745877 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon could decide this week on benefits to gay spouses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pentagon-could-decide-week-benefits-gay-spouses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Pentagon could decide this week whether to extend more of the benefits offered to spouses of heterosexuals to those of gay personnel, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Gay personnel are currently not able to obtain military benefits such as health care for their spouses, or the larger housing allowances granted to married couples, even though the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces was lifted in September 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pentagon-could-decide-week-benefits-gay-spouses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Health Human behavior Human sexuality Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746973 at http://www.globalpost.com Boy jailed in Afghanistan for having sex with two men: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/boy-jailed-afghanistan-having-sex-two-men-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rights campaigners voiced outrage on Sunday over a 13-year-old Afghan boy jailed for having sex with two adult men, urging the Western-backed Kabul government to release him and punish his abusers.</p> <p>The boy, accused of having sex with two men in a public park in the western province of Herat, was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/boy-jailed-afghanistan-having-sex-two-men-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human Rights Watch Human sexuality LGBT AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751815 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay rights mostly out of reach in central, eastern Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/gay-rights-mostly-out-reach-central-eastern-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ania and Yga have been inseparable for the last 17 years, living together as a couple in the Polish capital Warsaw but their love is seen as second class in this deeply Roman Catholic country.</p> <p>As Britain and France legalise gay marriage, in January Polish lawmakers voted down three bills on civil unions for unmarried couples whether gay or straight.</p> <p>With the Polish constitution defining marriage as a relationship between a man and woman, the drafts did not include the right for gays to marry or adopt. In July, parliament rejected four similar draft laws.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/gay-rights-mostly-out-reach-central-eastern-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human behavior Human sexuality Politics Social Issues AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:34:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752310 at http://www.globalpost.com Uganda deports British gay play producer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/uganda-deports-british-gay-play-producer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uganda has deported a British theatre producer who last year staged a play about homosexuality, which is illegal in Uganda, the British High Commission said Tuesday.</p> <p>David Cecil was arrested in September on charges of disobeying orders to cancel the staging of a play whose main character was a gay man. He was briefly jailed before being granted bail.</p> <p>In January a court dropped the charges for lack of proof.</p> <p>"We have confirmation of deportation," High Commission spokesman Chris Ward told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/uganda-deports-british-gay-play-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human behavior Human sexuality Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:33:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753439 at http://www.globalpost.com Fewer men leads to more babies in poor areas: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/fewer-men-leads-more-babies-poor-areas-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Women who outnumber men in poor communities are likelier to have babies at a younger age as competition drives them to lower their expectations of the opposite sex, a study said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The findings are a useful tool for understanding unwanted teen pregnancies, its authors believe.</p> <p>Researchers at Britain's University of Portsmouth compared birth rates, gender ratios and the socio-economic background in more than 2,500 English wards, or urban neighbourhoods, each with about 8,000 residents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/fewer-men-leads-more-babies-poor-areas-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Entertainment Gender Human sexuality Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:30:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754062 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Gay rights groups say U.S. sport reaching 'tipping point' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-gay-rights-groups-say-us-sport-reaching-tipping-point <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Feb 15 (Reuters) - The decision by American soccer player Robbie Rogers to come out as gay on Friday was hailed by rights groups who believe sport in the Unites States is reaching a "tipping point" in accepting homosexual players.</p> <p>The 25-year-old former Leeds United and U.S. international wrote a blog post about his struggle keeping his sexuality a secret and that he is leaving the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-gay-rights-groups-say-us-sport-reaching-tipping-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human sexuality LGBT Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:45:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757267 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-From lawyer to femme fatale in Australian exhibition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/rpt-lawyer-femme-fatale-australian-exhibition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats story published Saturday; no change to text)</p> <p>By Pauline Askin</p> <p>SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A buxom woman in a low-cut red dress brandishes a pistol, her finger poised to pull the trigger, but a closer look at the painting reveals the woman is model-turned-novelist Tara Moss.</p> <p>In another painting a woman in a red beret and tight yellow, slit skirt with one hand on her hip and the other holding a cigarette is in fact one of Australia's senior crown prosecutors, Margaret Cunneen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/rpt-lawyer-femme-fatale-australian-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gender Modern painters Suzanne Valadon Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758491 at http://www.globalpost.com A home for transgender elderly in Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/home-transgender-elderly-indonesia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A dozen elderly women are gathered inside the pink house, set on a narrow dirt road in a dusty suburb of Jakarta. Together they sew, bake and chat.</p> <p>On first sight they look like a group of benevolent grandmothers, but the sunken cheeks and deep lines on some of their faces tell stories of hardship.</p> <p>All of these women are "waria", a term used for Indonesian transgender people, and the house in the country's capital has been hailed by activists as the first old person's home for that gender community.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/home-transgender-elderly-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Gender Gender studies Human Interest Mami Yuli Waria AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:16:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761726 at http://www.globalpost.com After forced sterilisations, Swedish transsexuals seek damages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/after-forced-sterilisations-swedish-transsexuals-seek-damages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sweden is often hailed as a forward-thinking society promoting equality for all, but transsexuals who had to accept to be sterilised to complete their sex changes are pushing for compensation after a change in the law.</p> <p>Nova Colliander, a 31-year-old who completed her transformation from man to woman in 2010, says she suffered discrimination when she was irreversibly sterilised as part of the sex change process.</p> <p>"Beautiful Sweden, with its pretty red wooden cabins... But (the reality is that) forced sterilisations for transsexuals existed until 2013," she says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/after-forced-sterilisations-swedish-transsexuals-seek-damages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Transgender Transsexualism AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768023 at http://www.globalpost.com White House backs gay marriage in Supreme Court brief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/white-house-backs-gay-marriage-supreme-court-brief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.</p> <p>The court is set to examine the issue on March 26, when it will study the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, a measure approved by a 2008 referendum that outlawed gay marriage in the most populous US state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/white-house-backs-gay-marriage-supreme-court-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gender Health Hospitality Human behavior Human sexuality Law Politics AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770400 at http://www.globalpost.com British actor Fry spars with anti-gay Russian lawmaker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/british-actor-fry-spars-anti-gay-russian-lawmaker-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actor Stephen Fry on Thursday clashed with the Russian politician behind a controversial law in the second city of Saint Petersburg that activists see as violating the rights of gays.</p> <p>Fry, who is openly gay, met city lawmaker Vitaly Milonov while filming a BBC documentary titled "Out There" about being gay around the world, he wrote on Twitter.</p> <p>Best known for playing valet Jeeves in the British comedy series "Jeeves and Wooster," Fry is hugely popular in Russia and his meeting with Milonov prompted a heated discussion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/british-actor-fry-spars-anti-gay-russian-lawmaker-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people English people Gender Social Issues AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:01:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783501 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Gay player mulls coming out soon, report says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/nfl-gay-player-mulls-coming-out-soon-report-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A homosexual National Football League player is strongly considering revealing that he is gay and attempting to continue his gridiron career, CBS Sports reported on its website Tuesday.</p> <p>CBS Sports columnist Mike Freeman wrote that the player, whose identity his sources did not reveal to him, "is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months."</p> <p>"I'm told this player feels the time is now for someone to take this step," Freeman wrote.</p> <p>No active player in a major American team sport has been openly gay.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/nfl-gay-player-mulls-coming-out-soon-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coming out Gender Hospitality Human sexuality Law Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794698 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian lesbians defy homophobia to publish first glossy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/russian-lesbians-defy-homophobia-publish-first-glossy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Just as Russia's parliament considers passing a controversial law seen as anti-gay, a group of young women have published the first glossy magazine in the country aimed at lesbians.</p> <p>The glossy quarterly Agens is aimed at women who do not want to go to gay rights rallies but want to read about successful women who are open about their sexuality, said the 24-year-old editor Milena Chernyavskaya.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/russian-lesbians-defy-homophobia-publish-first-glossy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human Interest Human sexuality Milena Chernyavskaya Sexual orientation Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:45:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799928 at http://www.globalpost.com