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No trans characters in major Hollywood movies for 3rd year, report finds

No trans characters in major Hollywood movies for 3rd year, report finds

Published 16/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood increased the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in movies in 2019, but most of them had only fleeting screen [more…]

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

Published 02/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites on Thursday distanced themselves from author J.K. Rowling because of her beliefs on [more…]

U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

Published 13/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender [more…]

South Korea investigators comb digital data to trace club coronavirus cluster

South Korea investigators comb digital data to trace club coronavirus cluster

Published 12/05/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data, credit card statements and CCTV footage on Tuesday to identify people who visited [more…]

Kept home by COVID-19, U.S. politics goes virtual with digital dance parties and avatars

Kept home by COVID-19, U.S. politics goes virtual with digital dance parties and avatars

Published 20/04/2020

(Reuters) - When stay-at-home orders sparked by the coronavirus forced him to find new ways to reach young voters ahead of the November U.S. election, [more…]

Singapore court upholds colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between men

Singapore court upholds colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between men

Published 30/03/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s high court upheld on Monday a rarely-used law that criminalizes sex between men, dismissing three appeals that argued it was unconstitutional. [more…]

U.S. screenwriter donates supplies from Netflix series to help fight virus

U.S. screenwriter donates supplies from Netflix series to help fight virus

Published 23/03/2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An award-winning U.S. screenwriter has swapped fiction for fact, donating medical supplies from the set of his hit Netflix [more…]

Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns censorship of Netflix show

Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns censorship of Netflix show

Published 09/01/2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an injunction against Netflix Inc that had prevented the video streaming service from showing a [more…]

Hallmark reverses position on same-sex couple ads after public outcry

Hallmark reverses position on same-sex couple ads after public outcry

Published 16/12/2019

(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Hallmark Cards apologized on Sunday night and said the company would reverse an earlier decision to pull television [more…]

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Published 08/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident - and increasing - years later, [more…]