23 December 2011
Trans personality Karen Gayle in this year’s Alternative Christmas Message
Channel 4's annual Alternative Christmas Message will this year feature Karen Gayle, one of the stars of its popular documentary, My Transsexual Summer.
22 December 2011
Trans woman’s killer found guilty of manslaughter after Tube death
The killer of Sonia Burgess, a trans human rights lawyer who was pushed to her death under a Tube train in London last year, has been convicted of manslaughter.
21 December 2011
US network “will meet LGBT groups” to discuss new show’s effect on trans community
US network executives say they will meet with LGBT groups over a comedy which has drawn criticism for its depiction of men dressing as women to find work.
8 December 2011
Theatre company appeals for trans scriptwriters
A UK theatre company is seeking submissions of short plays about transgender issues to be performed in Manchester next year, and says no previous script-writing experience is necessary.
8 December 2011
Government launches first-ever action plan to advance transgender equality
Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said the government plans to work "with schools, businesses and communities so that together, we can drive change and help consign transphobia to the past.”
5 December 2011
Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris apologises for “tranny” comment
Neil Patrick Harris has apologised publicly for using the term "tranny" on television.
25 November 2011
Google seeks to improve benefits for trans employees
US staff of the internet giant will now be able to cover the cost of gender transitioning procedures and treatments in accordance with the WPATH.
21 November 2011
Kelly Osbourne apologises for “derogatory and hurtful” trans term
Reality TV star writes in an open letter that she was not aware how "unbelievably offensive" the term was.
18 November 2011
UK organisations to mark Trans Day of Remembrance this weekend
Events will be held around the country to remember 18 individuals who were killed or committed suicide this year worldwide.
16 November 2011
Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man
Andrea Jones, who is treated as a woman by the federal government and a man by the state of Tennessee, was arrested by state police for bearing her breasts in public and charged as a man.
11 November 2011
Comment: With the LGBTQ community, we’re not all the same
Maxwell Zachs talks about life as a transgender man, the differences between people which mean real diversity, and not being "just a regular guy".
1 November 2011
Cambridge councillor talks of being UK’s “most influential” trans person
Cambridge's second elected trans official talks about her experiences of transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.
28 October 2011
Cher: Chaz Bono is ‘same child, different wrapping’
Cher says she sees her transgender son Chaz Bono as the same person inside after he transitioned.
17 October 2011
Poland’s first transgender MP will fight for equal rights
Anna Grodzka, Poland's first transgender MP, says she will seek equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
10 October 2011
Transgender woman set to become Polish MP
A transgender woman is expected to become the first trans person in Poland to be elected as an MP.
6 October 2011
Australian transgender men win legal recognition
Two transgender men in Australia have won the right to be legally recognised as men without undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
5 October 2011
New medical rules for US transgender inmates
The US Bureau of Prisons has adopted new rules for the care of transgender inmates.
4 October 2011
Transgender woman tells of street abuse
A transgender woman from Carlisle has told how she was subjected to transphobic abuse as she walked through the city centre.
30 September 2011
Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad
A right-wing Canadian group claims that school equality policies are "corrupting children".
29 September 2011
European Parliament calls for end of classifying transgender people as mentally ill
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the World Health Organisation to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill.