• Vietnam’s transgender say new law paves way for surgeries

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.

  • In this Oct. 25, 2015 file photo, British director Tom Hooper, right, and British actor Eddie Redmayne pose for a portrait in promotion for "The Danish Girl" in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

    Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale ‘Danish Girl’

    TORONTO (AP) — In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stirs in Einar.

  • This photo provided by Focus Features shows, Eddie Redmayne, left, as Lili Elbe, and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener, in Tom Hooper’s "The Danish Girl." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 27, 2015. (Agatha A. Nitecka/Focus Features via AP)

    Review: Resonant ‘Danish Girl’ explores life of Lili Elbe

    Most people probably don’t know the name Lili Elbe. This reviewer didn’t. But Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” will make sure you won’t soon forget the transgender icon, even if this well-intentioned, extravagant movie leaves you with more questions than revelations.