31st January 2012
Comment: The Canadian rule which bans transgender flight 39
11:48 AM — Jane Fae examines the rules, introduced last July but only now coming to light, which state that an air carrier “shall not transport a passenger if [...] the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents”.
German trans girl ‘to be institutionalised’ 70
10:31 AM — News that an 11 year old trans girl in Berlin, Germany, is about to be committed to a mental institution by local authorities – following intervention by her absent father – has prompted grave concern by the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation.
16th September 2011
Australia to allow transgender and intersex passport options 19
11:48 AM — Changes to passport rules in Australia are about to make travel a great deal easier for intersex or trans individuals. Under the new rules, gender may be recorded on passports as 'M', 'F' – or 'X'.
15th June 2011
French transgender woman hopes to run for president 19
1:40 PM — A trans woman who has set up a new political party hopes to run in the 2012 French presidential elections. Brigitte Goldberg hopes her party Avenir 2012 will be supported by LGBT people.
8th June 2011
CNN documentary reveals tragic consequences of ‘experimental therapy’ designed to make young boys ‘more masculine’ 98
3:13 PM — CNN are to screen a three-part documentary about a form of 'experimental therapy' designed to make 'feminine' boys more masculine.
6th June 2011
Exclusive: Credit scoring company Equifax discriminating against trans clients 27
11:05 AM — An investigation by PinkNews.co.uk reporter Jane Fae reveals that one of the UK’s largest credit scorers, Equifax, is discriminatory in its treatment of trans individuals.
3rd June 2011
Facebook belatedly remove transphobic hate page 17
11:37 AM — Facebook came under fire yet again this week for what some are claiming is a pattern of failure to take seriously attacks on the LGBT community.
18th March 2011
Government rejects proposals to close transgender pension loophole 14
1:25 PM — This week, the government rejected proposals to close a loophole which appears to have denied many trans women what they consider to be their rightful entitlement to pension payments.
9th March 2011
Comment: Cautious welcome for transgender prison guidelines 5
3:18 PM — News that guidelines are finally available for the treatment of trans prisoners is good. Not perfect. But definitely good.
8th February 2011
Disabled man banned from having sex with male partner 102
3:25 PM — In a ruling described as “homophobic” and “a denial of the rights of disabled people”, a 41-year-old man has been barred from having sex with another man until he has a better grasp of the health implications of his act.
14th January 2011
Comment: Prison Service must jail transgender criminals safely 40
11:12 AM — A story published in the Bristol Evening Post yesterday, of how a trans woman who had been dealing drugs avoided jail because this would interfere with her transition, is bad news for the rule of law, and bad news for the trans community everywhere.
5th January 2011
Report: French government accused of transgender hypocrisy 8
3:41 PM — When it comes to transgender issues, France leads the way in hypocrisy. That is the charge levelled at the French government this week by national transgender organisation Trans-Aide over the right to change gender identity.
25th October 2010
Survey finds different challenges for bisexuals 15
6:30 PM — Yes: it really is different for bisexuals. This is one of the findings from last week’s interim release of results from the Workplace Survey – possibly the largest of its kind – designed to investigate the work experiences of those who identify as bisexual, pansexual, many-gender-loving or fluid desire.
20th October 2010
Analysis: Stonewall’s apology for journalist of the year award 32
5:03 PM — As the dust settles on the last week’s events, a key question is: has Stonewall, through the Bill Leckie affair, done itself irreparable damage? Or have valuable lessons been learnt, with outlook for the future rosier than before?
18th October 2010
BBC and Channel 4 ‘working on better trans representation’ 7
7:13 PM — Senior managers at the BBC and Channel 4 recently admitted that transgender storylines can be inaccurate and are frequently lacking in breadth and substance.
12th October 2010
French trans woman continues fight to be recognised as female 15
5:07 PM — Bad news for French trans woman Delphine Ravisé-Giard, as an appeal court yesterday refused, once again, to recognise her as female. This follows a year of legal to-ing and fro-ing, as initial willingness by the French state – in the form of the French Air Force – to recognise her female identity was revoked by a court in Nancy last August.
1st October 2010
‘Transphobic’ attack at trans conference in Sweden 19
5:14 PM — Two trans women were attacked at a transgender conference in Sweden last night. The women, who were attending the third European Transgender Council in Malmo, received minor injuries in what police are treating as a transphobic assault.
2nd September 2010
Review: Bisexuality conferences tackle hate crime, censorship and Shakespeare 6
5:07 PM — Two major events in the bisexual calendar took place at the weekend. Seminars were held on employment, hate crime and culture, while delegates also enjoyed social events.
27th August 2010
Trans woman’s employment tribunal to begin next month 16
5:13 PM — Rachel Millington was fired from her job last year after she revealed to bosses that she was starting the process of gender re-assignment. The case, which is coming before a Nottingham employment tribunal in September, may not necessarily create any startling legal precedents – but its reporting demonstrates just how far transgender rights have come in the media over the last few years.
13th July 2010
Parliament report: Two small victories for trans activists 8
4:12 PM — Trans activists were celebrating a double victory last week. A rather clumsy proposal to “help” the transgendered by outing them was kicked into touch. Meanwhile, one member of the coalition government hinted publicly that it might be time to remove gender entirely from official documents, unless it was genuinely necessary.