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Under new prime minister Pedro Sánchez, Spain now has a majority female cabinet, with women occupying 11 of the country's 17 cabinet posts. 

Being transgender is no longer considered a mental disorder by the World Health Organization, which recently updated its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) to reduce stigmas. 

ESPN's recent Body Issue featured an openly gay couple on its cover for the first time, showcasing soccer player Megan Rapinoe and her girlfriend, WNBA star Sue Bird. “I think neither of us really wants to just do things and be like, ‘We’re the gay couple,’” Rapinoe said. “But to have this really unique vehicle to actually do that, to celebrate who we are in our sport, but also the fact that we’ll be the first gay couple, is pretty special. It’s pretty amazing to think about, especially in the times we’re in. Just think of how far we’ve come, but also the current climate and defiance in the face of that. Not only are we female athletes, but we’re dating as well. It’s kind of badass.”


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During a recent debate in the Australian senate between Green Party senator Sarah Hanson-Young and libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm over female safety and armed protection , Hanson-Young said she heard Leyonhjelm yell across at her: "You should stop shagging men, Sarah." 

Former Chelsea and Tottenham defender Jason Cundy complained about women calling World Cup games on TV, saying of Vicki Sparks' call of the match between Portugal and Morocco, “I found it a tough listen. I prefer to hear a male voice. For 90 minutes listening to a high-pitched tone isn’t what I want to hear...When there’s a moment of drama, which there often is in football, I think that moment needs to be done with a slightly lower voice.”

At the 2018 Billabong Junior Series Ballito Pro surfing competition in South Africa, the winner of the girls division won only half as much prize money as her male counterpart. Surfing's governing body, the World Surf League (WSL), determined the prize money.