30th September 2011
Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad 38
11:19 AM — A right-wing Canadian group claims that school equality policies are "corrupting children". The Institute for Canadian Values ran an ad in the National Post this week urging adults to stop "confusing children" by teaching them about gay and transgender people.
29th September 2011
European Parliament calls for end of classifying transgender people as mentally ill 121
2:05 PM — The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the World Health Organisation to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. 'Gender identity disorder' is currently classified as a ‘mental and behavioural disorder’ in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
27th September 2011
Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer 14
11:15 AM — A man convicted for the second time of killing a transgender woman has had his original sentence upheld. Leon Fyle, 23, will serve 21 years for killing 29-year-old Destiny Lauren at her flat in Kentish Town, London, in 2009.
26th September 2011
500 attend East London Pride 15
5:15 PM — Five hundred people joined a Pride march through east London on Saturday after a troubled year for the area.
23rd September 2011
Man found guilty in retrial over transgender woman’s murder 10
12:49 PM — A London man has been found guilty for a second time of murdering a transgender woman. Leon Fyle, of Catford, was convicted of the murder of Destiny Lauren last September and sentenced to 21 years in prison but the Court of Appeal ruled his original conviction was “unsafe".
East London celebrates Pride after a rocky year 26
11:26 AM — East London Pride is to be held tomorrow. The event comes after a tumultuous year for the local gay community.
22nd September 2011
Dancer sacked from Chinese talent show because she’s transgender 18
12:13 PM — A famous Chinese dancer says she was dropped as a judge on a TV talent show because she is transgender. Jin Xing, 44, had sex reassignment surgery in 1996. She was booked to appear for eight weeks on Feitong Fanxiang, a show for professional singers.
20th September 2011
Video: US airman comes out to his father live on YouTube 48
11:02 PM — On the day that President Obama finally ended the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, a young airman came out to his father via the telephone and broadcast a webcam recording of the event on YouTube.
16th September 2011
US gay rights campaigner Arthur Evans dies 6
2:06 PM — Arthur Evans, the American gay rights campaigner, has died at the age of 68. He was found dead of a heart attack at his home in San Francisco on Sunday, having being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm last year.
15th September 2011
Channel 4 documentary follows transgender men and women 22
3:03 PM — A Channel 4 documentary to be screened this autumn follows seven transgender men and women. The programme, Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls, will show the group at different stages of the transition process.
Maryland teenager jailed for five years over attack on transgender woman 40
1:11 PM — A teenage girl from Baltimore, Maryland, has been sentenced to five years in jail for attacking a transgender woman in a McDonalds' restaurant.
12th September 2011
Mother of transgender girl says adults, not children, taunt her 56
5:32 PM — The mother of a ten-year-old transgender girl in Worcester has told how adults, rather than children, taunt and harass her daughter. The 36-year-old woman, who has not been named to protect her daughter's identity, said that while the girl's classmates had largely accepted her, other parents and adults had not.
David Cameron backs new international gay rights charity 35
11:18 AM — A new UK-based charity will be launched to support LGBT people suffering persecution around the world. The project has been backed by political leaders and prime minister David Cameron, who said Britain should be a "global beacon for reform" on the issue of LGBT rights.
9th September 2011
Preview: Tom Robinson, writer of ‘Glad to be Gay’, examines bisexuality for BBC Radio 4 18
3:45 PM — From darling of the gay rights movement thanks to his song 'Glad to be Gay', singer-songwriter Tom Robinson went on to fall in love with a woman. In a new programme for BBC Radio 4 he examines what it's like to be bisexual.
8th September 2011
Maryland Governor: Gay marriage is possible but it will be a long fight 6
12:05 PM — The governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley as well as the lieutenant governor, Anthony Brown, have warned that it will be a long fight to win full gay marriage rights with the same legal status as straight married couples but that it is achievable.
‘God Hates Fags’ church to picket Ground Zero and Nevada National Guard funerals 44
10:26 AM — The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, that pickets military funerals with signs saying 'God Hates Fags' will picket the funerals of three Nevada National Guard soldiers as well as protesting at the site of Ground Zero on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Video: US Department of Interior posts ‘It Gets Better’ clip 3
9:21 AM — The US Department of the Interior has become the latest US government department to make an 'It Gets Better' film to give support to LGBT teenagers.
6th September 2011
Scottish man is first to be charged with transgender prejudice 44
3:32 PM — A soldier has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of an offence motivated by transphobia. Terry Porter, 19, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm.
Scottish domestic violence stereotypes ‘fail gay and transgender people’ 19
10:28 AM — The Scottish government's definition of domestic violence leaves some victims 'invisible', a law lecturer has claimed. Brian Dempsey, who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland, said that the standard view of male abusers and female victims means that LGBT people may be unable to access help.
1st September 2011
Stonewall to lobby for gay rights abroad 53
12:33 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced it will begin lobbying for gay equality abroad. The charity says that until now, it has been barred from commenting on the situation for lesbian, gay and bisexual people around the world because this would breach its charitable objectives as an organisation focused on Britain.