What’s Current: Tasmanian tribunal bans female-only lesbian events

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  • A Tasmania state tribunal refuses lesbians the right to hold female-only social gatherings after lesbian activist Jessica Hoyle asked for an exemption from Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act to run female-only events for same-sex attracted women.
  • Officials in Xenia, Ohio are seeking legal council after YMCA officials defended the organization’s “inclusive” changing room policy for trans-identified patrons. The issue arose after a local woman said she encountered a man in the Xenia YMCA women’s locker room.
  • Women’s rights activists gather in outside the home of Poland’s ruling party leader to protest his government’s near-total ban on abortion and erosion of women’s reproductive rights.
  • A 25-year-old trans-identified male is jailed for over nine and a half years for grooming and raping a 14-year-old girl in Leicester, causing her to become pregnant.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.