What’s Current: Norwegian filmmaker faces up to three years in jail for saying men cannot be lesbians

  • Lesbian Norwegian filmmaker Tonje Gjevjon faces up to three years in prison on criminal hate speech charges for saying a prominent trans-identified male activist cannot be a lesbian.
  • The International Olympic Committee announces updated transgender guidelines to protect fairness in women’s sports, adding to international sports criteria:

“Principle 4 [fairness] recognizes that sports organizations may at times need to issue eligibility criteria for sex-segregated competition to maintain a fair and proportionate distribution of competitive advantages among participants.”

  • Actress Amber Heard settles the lawsuit brought on by ex-husband Johnny Depp after Depp accused Heard of defaming him in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post in which Heard shared her experience with domestic violence.
  • Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of three out of seven charges including rape and sexual assault against a woman in Los Angeles, adding to key convictions in the case that helped ignite the #MeToo movement.
Meghan McCarty

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