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Dictionary chooses gender-neutral 'they' as word of 2019

11 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The use of "they" to describe someone who does not identify as male or female gained ground on Tuesday, when U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster picked it as the word of 2019. | Video

Dictionary chooses gender-neutral 'they' as word of 2019

10 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The use of "they" to describe someone who does not identify as male or female gained ground on Tuesday, when U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster picked it as the word of 2019.

U.S. faces protests from Zambia after criticizing 15-years jail for gay sex

02 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In an escalating row over LGBT+ rights, Zambia has criticized the United States after a senior U.S. diplomat condemned the southern African country for sentencing two men to 15 years in prison for gay sex.

U.S. lawmakers weigh bans on trans youth treatments

25 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. legislators would do better relying on medical evidence, not opinion, as they consider a spate of new proposals that would ban transgender children from treatments such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, expert doctors say.

CORRECTED-U.S. lawmakers weigh bans on trans youth treatments

25 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. legislators would do better relying on medical evidence, not opinion, as they consider a spate of new proposals that would ban transgender children from treatments such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, expert doctors say.

Trans children have 'strong sense of identity' from early age, study finds

18 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender children are no more or less likely than other children to conform to gender stereotypes in how they dress and play, suggesting they have a strong sense of identity from an early age, according to a study published on Monday.

Pope shows 'concern' on discredited gay conversion therapy

14 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Evangelical lesbian who met with Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic leader had shown warmth and concern over her objections to "conversion therapy", a widely discredited effort often used by religious figures to turn gay people straight.

Pope shows 'concern' on discredited gay conversion therapy

14 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Evangelical lesbian who met with Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic leader had shown warmth and concern over her objections to "conversion therapy", a widely discredited effort often used by religious figures to turn gay people straight.

Suicides fall with gay marriage in Sweden, Denmark as stigma fades

14 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The advent of gay marriage has cut suicide rates among lesbians and gay men in Sweden and Denmark - but, divorced, widowed or married, homosexuals are still more prone to suicide than their straight peers, according to a study released on Thursday.

Trans people find fault with Tinder's efforts at inclusion

13 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dating app Tinder is failing to do enough to stop trans people from being unfairly banned from the site, users said on Wednesday after the company vowed to address the issue of trans profiles being taken down more than those of other people.

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