28th January 2015
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 12
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 1319
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 adopts gender-neutral labels 36
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 29
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’ 13
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 35
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 93
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 1
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 52
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.
20th January 2015
University poster claims trans women ‘rape women every nine minutes’ 542
1:27 PM — A poster has been put up at University of Bristol misgendering trans women and claiming cis women need to "surrender their boundaries".
US: Kentucky Senator proposes bounty for trans students in the ‘wrong’ bathroom 23
10:57 AM — A Republican State Senator for Kentucky has proposed a bill that would offer students money if they report trans students found in appropriate bathrooms for their gender.
19th January 2015
Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery 17
7:42 PM — Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.