11th December 2014
Google+ introduces ‘infinite’ custom gender options 13
2:52 PM — Google's social networking site has changed the options for users to define their gender, allowing "infinite" options.
10th December 2014
Exeter pensioner mistakenly sent confidential details of transgender NHS patients 3
5:59 PM — A pensioner from Exeter is receiving dozens of confidential letters meant for an NHS clinic that helps trans people.
Virginia school board votes against trans students bathroom rights 12
2:28 PM — A US school board has voted to ban trans students from using the appropriate toilets and changing rooms.
9th December 2014
Ed Miliband welcomes first trans Parliamentary candidate 1
3:33 PM — The leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has tweeted his support for a Parliamentary Candidate standing for the party, who came out as transgender in an interview on PinkNews today.
New York allows trans people to change their birth certificate without surgery 1
12:36 PM — New York City Council has passed a bill allowing trans people to change the gender on their birth certificate without providing proof of surgery.
Interview: Labour Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers comes out as transgender 4
12:29 PM — PinkNews talks to Emily Brothers, the first openly transgender Parliamentary Candidate to come out of their own accord and stand for one of the major political parties in the UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Labour Parliamentary Candidate comes out as transgender 17
12:01 AM — PinkNews Exclusive In a rare move, a British Parliamentary Candidate has come out as transgender, in an interview with PinkNews.
8th December 2014
Bioware writer: I wanted to include a trans character who is not ‘a monster or a joke’ 21
11:12 AM — Dragon Age: Inquisition writer Patrick Weekes has discussed the challenges of creating a trans character for the video game.
6th December 2014
US: Transgender woman shot dead in LA ‘while knocking on door for help’ 14
11:57 AM — A transgender woman has been shot and killed in Los Angeles, while pounding on the door of a house seeking help.
5th December 2014
US: Minnesota approves transgender sport policy despite hate group’s ad campaign 3
5:15 PM — Minnesota's high school sports body has passed a transgender-friendly policy, despite a campaign against it.
4th December 2014
House of Lords debates health care for lesbian, bisexual and trans women 3
4:55 PM — The House of Lords has passionately debated on health care needs for lesbian, bisexual and trans women.
Mother of trans teen: I felt I had to publicly show my son I support him 100% 4
1:29 PM — A mother who posted a heartwarming 'retraction' of the announcement of the birth of their child after he came out as trans, has spoken out to say she felt she had to show that she supports him 100%.
New gender recognition rules to begin on 10 December 6
1:22 PM — The gender recognition provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act come into force on December 10th in England and Wales.
3rd December 2014
US: Trans veterans have gender and name information updated on discharge documents 2
3:17 PM — Two trans US veterans have had their names and genders updated on their discharge documents for the first time.
US: Trans student awarded $75,000 after school stopped her using female toilets 2
1:56 PM — A trans student in Maine has been awarded a settlement of $75,000, after a long-running discrimination case against her school.
2nd December 2014
Family writes heartwarming retraction to announce birth of their trans son 14
2:27 PM — A family in Australia has written a retraction of the announcement of the birth of their trans son, after he transitioned and underwent gender reassignment.
1st December 2014
US: Minnesota newspaper runs anti-transgender ad from listed hate group 21
6:29 PM — A Minnesota newspaper has run a second full-page advert from a listed hate group, attacking rights for transgender people.
US: Loophole could allow trans people to serve in the military
3:38 PM — The US military may have to allow transgender people to serve openly, after changes to the discharge procedure created a legal loophole.
Androgynous model wears high heels for graduation 9
2:14 PM — Model Ivan Fahy graduated from NUI, Galway last month while wearing high heels.
30th November 2014
Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill 12
11:59 AM — Canada's much-delayed transgender hate crime bill has been stalled yet again, after being bumped off a committee's agenda.