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Role of female coaches reaches well beyond playing fields, U.S. sports leaders say

Sep 12 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female coaches play a key role in inspiring achievement in girls and young women, but their numbers are few and they often burn out and quit, sports leaders said on Thursday.

Credit union focusing on LGBT+ needs set to open next year in U.S.

Sep 10 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A unique U.S. credit union opening next year will give priority to the needs of LGBT+ customers amid controversy over a national effort to ensure financial institutions do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Women hold one in five top science and tech jobs

Sep 05 2019

LONDON/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women hold one in five top jobs in science, technology, maths and engineering globally, which slows down innovation, a study of research institutions said on Thursday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Gay fathers receive less parental leave than other couples: study

Sep 05 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay men around the world receive less paid parental leave than lesbian or heterosexual couples, researchers said on Thursday, with many left struggling to pay household bills if they opt to spend more time at home with their children.

Gay fathers receive less parental leave than other couples: study

Sep 05 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay men around the world receive less paid parental leave than lesbian or heterosexual couples, researchers said on Thursday, with many left struggling to pay household bills if they opt to spend more time at home with their children.

NFL ready to support out LGBT+ players, bisexual footballer Ryan Russell says

Aug 30 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. National Football League is ready to embrace and support open LGBT+ players, football veteran Ryan Russell said on Friday after coming out as bisexual.

Lil Nas X makes history as first openly gay Country Music Association Award nominee

Aug 29 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. musician Lil Nas X became the first openly gay man to receive a Country Music Association Award nomination when the chart-topping record breaker "Old Town Road (Remix)" earned a nod for Musical Event of the Year this week.

U.S. mixed martial artist is fighting for better pay for women

Aug 28 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. martial artist Paige VanZant took her fight out of the ring and up to Ultimate Fighting Championship officials, calling for better pay for women in her sport, making her the latest high-profile professional athlete to take aim at a global pay gap.

Rosa Parks, Sally Ride join Barbie's burgeoning social circle

Aug 27 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Move over Ken, Barbie is going to be hanging out with some much more interesting and accomplished friends.

Gay or bisexual players on every pro football team, says former U.S. footballer

Aug 27 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every U.S. National Football League team has at least one gay or bisexual player, according to openly gay former player Ryan O'Callaghan, but they fear backlash for coming out including losing sponsorships or even their place on the roster.

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