Claiming Demotion After Paternity Leave, 2 Fathers in Japan Sue

TOKYO — On paper, Japan has one of the best paternity leave policies in the world.…

Coffee With the Man Who Used to Be My Wife

He walked through the coffee shop door and scanned the crowd. A familiar smile bloomed as…

Useless Dads and Placid Women: U.K. Bans 2 Ads Over Sexist Stereotypes

LONDON — Two television ads have been banned in Britain under new rules against harmful gender…

If You Live in Saudi Arabia, How Will the New Travel and Work Rights Affect You?

By the end of August, women in Saudi Arabia are expected to be able to work,…

Mississippi Politician Blocks Female Reporter From Campaign Trip

Robert Foster, a Republican state representative in Mississippi who is running for governor, blocked a female…

Struggle Among Progress as Countries Restrict L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at…

New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat low sexual drive in…

Computer Science Research Gender Gap Won’t Close for 100 Years

SAN FRANCISCO — Women will not reach parity with men in writing published computer science research…

The Court Cases That Changed L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Beginning before Stonewall and continuing in the 50 years since, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people…

Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Chosen

ROME — The Vatican on Monday released its first extensive official document on gender theory, rejecting…

Did I Need to Know What Gender My Nonbinary Interviewees Were Assigned at Birth? Maybe Not

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how…

Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Say you are prescribed medication for depression, anxiety or even just to sleep. Would you want…

Trump Administration Proposes Rollback of Transgender Protections

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has formally proposed to revise Obama-era civil rights for transgender people…

In Warmer Rooms, Women Were Better Test Takers

It is a truth universally acknowledged — or at least, much discussed on social media —…

Girls Enter the Boys’ World of Flipping

As a gymnast, Sophie Tillis felt held back. Though she loved competing, after seven years in…