19th April 2012
Video: Turin’s gay film festival ad highlights unusual taboo 14
11:47 AM — The citizens of a progressive Italian town face the ultimate public taboo in the surprise ending to a video promoting the Turin GLBT film festival.
10th April 2012
Miss Universe to accept transgender contestants 52
5:33 PM — GLAAD and the Miss Universe Organization have announced that transgender contests may take part in the international competition.
Chaz Bono first trans person to receive GLAAD’s Stephen F Kolzak award 4
2:50 PM — Chaz Bono will be the first transgender person to receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
3rd April 2012
Transgender contestant may be allowed to return to Miss Universe Canada 96
12:50 PM — A woman who was ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she is transgender has been allowed back into the competition if she can prove she meets the requirements for gender recognition by Canadian authorities.
29th March 2012
Transphobic ad against Alaskan Proposition 5 criticised 12
9:22 PM — Supporters of Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its legislative field, have criticised an advertisement released by opponents, calling it ‘dehumanizing.’
26th March 2012
Judge criticises New York City over birth certificate change for trans man 20
10:46 PM — In a case that could have repercussions around the US, a New York judge has severely criticised the health officials of the city for the complex bureaucratic requirements that trans men and women must negotiate in order to update details on their identity documents such as passports.
25th March 2012
Miss Universe Canada rejects transgender contestant 136
1:16 PM — A beauty pageant owned by Donald Trump has booted a contestant out of the competition because she was born male.
23rd March 2012
Nepal’s first gender-neutral public toilet to be unveiled 4
11:29 AM — Nepal's first openly gay MP has secured the opening of the country's first gender-neutral toilet.
14th March 2012
In Photos: Germaine Greer glitter-bombed for trans comments 315
11:24 AM — Feminist writer Germaine Greer has been glitter-bombed at a book-signing today in New Zealand for saying trans women 'seem to us ghastly parodies' and a 'delusion'.
1st March 2012
Trans charity reports papers to Leveson on ‘child safety concerns’ 12
4:24 PM — The Leveson Inquiry has received a charity's submission regarding several articles about trans people published in recent weeks which it is says 'deliberately misrepresented' the realities of gender dysphoria.
27th February 2012
Restraining order for trans teen who impersonated Katie Price 27
4:16 PM — A transgender teenager who impersonated Katie Price at a local branch of HSBC and stole thousands of pounds of her money has been given a restraining order against the former glamour model.
23rd February 2012
Broadcasters pull Paddy Power ‘spot the trans lady’ ad 51
2:37 PM — Clearcast, the broadcaster-owned company that ensures adverts comply with standards, has revoked its approval of bookmaker Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert.
21st February 2012
Channel 4 and BSkyB will not pull ‘spot the trans lady’ Paddy Power advert 53
5:38 PM — Broadcasters Channel 4 and BSkyB are planning to continue airing Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert in the face of fierce criticism.
MPs condemn media hunt for trans man who gave birth 46
11:04 AM — Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas has tabled an Early Day Motion at Parliament condemning the media's attempts to discover the identity of a transgender man who gave birth to a child.
20th February 2012
Comment: Paddy Power thinks it’s fun to play ‘spot the trans lady’ – want to bet? 57
5:40 PM — Irish bookmakers Paddy Power's latest advert asks viewers to “spot the transgendered [sic] ladies” at the Cheltenham Festival. Paris Lees says the problem with “spot the trans lady” is that, for one person in the game, it’s really not that fun.
Delay puberty for children with gender doubts, My Transsexual Summer star says 37
5:06 PM — Primary school children should be taught about transsexuals from age ten and have the option of jabs which delay the onset of puberty, according to Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham, one of the stars of Channel 4's acclaimed My Transsexual Summer documentary series.
Five-year-old may be youngest trans person in UK 39
3:15 PM — A five-year-old may be the UK's youngest transgender person recognised by the NHS, with parents who say they will "leave it up to him to decide what he wants to do".
Sweden set to drop sterilisation rule for official trans recognition 16
12:17 PM — The Swedish Christian Democrat party has abandoned its support for the rule which requires transgender people to be sterilised before the state recognises their gender and so cleared the way for repeal.
Video: Betting ad asks if trans women are ‘stallions or mares’ 97
11:16 AM — Paddy Power, the Irish betting company, has been slammed for a new advert which introduces transgender women to the Cheltenham horse races and asks the viewer to decide whether they are a 'stallion or a mare'.
17th February 2012
Trans media charity slams attempts to ‘expose’ man who gave birth 32
11:08 AM — Calls to identify the anonymous transgender man reported to be the first in the UK to give birth have been decried by a charity calling for accuracy and respect for trans people in the media.