• In this May 18, 2016, photo,  a transgender equal rights supporter who goes by the name of "Mr. C" pauses during an interview in Beijing. The 28-year-old transgender man, who keeps his real name secret to protect his parents’ privacy, has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese transgender man fights for job equality

    BEIJING (AP) — A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of “Mr. C” has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility.

  • In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Sweden fans pose with a Swedish flag before the World Cup qualifying soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden. For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, Sweden now has more men than women. Swedes don't quite know what to make of this sudden male surplus, which is highly unusual in the West, where women historically have been in the majority in almost every country. But it may be a sign of things to come in Europe as changes in life expectancy and migration transform demographics. The tipping point in Sweden happened in March 2015, when population statistics showed 277 more men than women.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

    It’s raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.

  • Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules

    ATLANTA (AP) — As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.

  • Kentucky governor says he will join transgender lawsuit

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor said Friday that he will join a lawsuit challenging a federal order to allow students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, jumping ahead of the state’s Democratic attorney general and underscoring how the issue is driving a wedge between politicians in several states.

  • Harrold ISD Superintendent David Thweatt pauses for a photo on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Harrold, Texas. The unlikely battleground over whether U.S. schools must provide bathroom rights to transgender students is here in Harrold: a farming town with only 100 students, a high school graduating class of four this May and not one transgender person on campus. (AP Photo/Paul J. Weber)

    Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate

    HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

  • Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate

    HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

  • Judge hears arguments on US women’s team strike rights

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year’s Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer.

  • Union activists guard a traffic circle near the Normandie Bridge outside of Le Havre where a pile of burning tires gas thrown up a big cloud of smoke during a blockade action, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is open to “improvements and modifications” in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests, but will not abandon it. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

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  • Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016. Texas and several other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell answers reporter's questions following a vote that awarded the Super Bowl to Atlanta (2019), Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021) at the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    49ers CEO pledges money to support repeal of transgender law

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York pledged $75,000 to the Equality North Carolina Foundation, an organization which is backing a repeal of a law he believes discriminates.