28th January 2015
Petition to White House to enact Leelah’s Law needs 30,000 names in five days 5
6:49 PM — With only a few days to go until its deadline, a petition to the White House to enact a federal law banning the controversial practice of 'conversion therapy' has reached two-thirds of its target.
New film about transgender prostitutes was filmed entirely on iPhones 1
3:38 PM — A new film has screened that tells the story of two transgender prostitutes - and it was filmed entirely on iPhones.
Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner transgender rumours: ‘We support him no matter what’ 5
3:18 PM — Kim Kardashian has addressed rumours about her step parent Bruce Jenner having transitioned to female, saying she and their family would support them "no matter what".
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 7
1:41 PM — A swimming pool has opened in Sweden that is specially designed to cater for the LGBT community.
Germaine Greer: I don’t believe in transphobia 890
12:23 PM — Germaine Greer has claimed that transgender women aren't women, because they don't know what it's like to have a "smelly vagina".
Selfridges London announces plans to only stock gender-neutral clothing 26
10:36 AM — High-end department store Selfridges, has announced that it will do away with men's and women's sections, and will stock only gender-neutral clothing.
27th January 2015
Green Party leader ‘disappointed’ by candidate’s comments about trans people 26
5:49 PM — Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has apologised, after Green candidate Rupert Read made controversial comments about transgender women.
Bank ordered to pay compensation after mistaking trans woman for ‘fraud’ 7
11:21 AM — The Financial Ombudsman Service has ordered a bank to pay compensation, after a trans woman was blocked from her account because she has a deep voice.
Pope meets with transgender man 12
10:47 AM — The Pope has reportedly granted a private audience to a transgender man.
25th January 2015
UKIP General Secretary: If you love shemales, come to the UK 34
11:39 AM — Recordings have emerged of UKIP General Secretary Matthew Richardson using a slur to refer to transgender women.
23rd January 2015
Transgender worker ‘sacked’ for using female toilets 15
2:56 PM — A trans woman has alleged she was sacked by an employer because she refused to stop using the women's toilets.
Green Party LGBTIQ group condemns candidate after transgender row 92
12:52 PM — The Green Party's LGBTIQ group has spoken out against one of the party's candidates, after he made a number of controversial comments about trans people.
Amazon makes all ‘Transparent’ episodes free for one day only
11:22 AM — Amazon Prime is to make all episodes of its hit series 'Transparent' free for one day only.
22nd January 2015
Green candidate apologises for offending trans people 31
5:25 PM — Green Party candidate Rupert Read has apologised "unreservedly" to anyone offended by his tweets about trans people.
Only 13 US states give trans students the right to use the correct toilet 12
4:23 PM — Across the United States, the issue of education rights for trans students is becoming a bigger issue
Green Party candidate accused of transphobia 51
1:42 PM — Cambridge Green Party parliamentary candidate Rupert Read has been accused of allying with anti-trans feminists.
North Carolina Democratic candidate calls trans opponent a ‘man’ 3
11:23 AM — A candidate to lead the North Carolina Democratic Party has apologised for calling her trans opponent a 'man'.
Sacked trans police officer sues US city 3
10:54 AM — Trans woman Francesca Quaranta is suing a Connecticut city for firing her after she came out as trans.
21st January 2015
Actor tells Indian trans community: ‘Don’t get offended’
4:36 PM — An transgender actor from controversial Tamil film 'I' has spoken out, telling trans protesters to not be offended.
Obama changed LGBT awareness by saying just three words 6
8:22 AM — US President Barack Obama has marked the end of an exceptional 12 months for global LGBT awareness by becoming the first president to explicitly use the term in the State of the Union address.