16th May 2012
Regulator: Paddy Power ad which asked viewers to ‘spot the trans lady’ was offensive 15
11:27 AM — The Advertising Standard Agency has upheld complaints about an advert by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power which asked viewers to 'spot the trans lady'.
10th May 2012
Argentina approves gender identity law 37
10:30 AM — Having become the first country in South America to allow gay couples to marry, Argentina has passed a bill giving transgender citizens the right to have their gender recognised in law.
9th May 2012
New French president may signal ‘no miracle’, trans candidate says 3
12:56 PM — Brigitte Goldberg, one of two trans candidates in the recent French Presidential election, yesterday expressed herself only slightly moved by the replacement of right-wing Nicolas Sarkozy with socialist Francois Hollande.
Lead singer of Against Me! reveals she is transgender 45
11:56 AM — The leader singer of Against Me! has revealed she is transgender and will begin living openly as a woman under the name Laura, becoming the first major rock star to come out in this way.
Sweden: Trans woman ‘in hiding’ to escape deportation to Russia 12
10:14 AM — A Russian trans woman refused asylum in Sweden appears today to be defying Swedish authorities by refusing to aid them in their efforts to deport her to Russia.
4th May 2012
Sweden: Deportation nears for trans woman abused in native Russia 130
3:55 PM — Time is fast running out for a Russian trans woman who, it was reported recently in Pink News, fears being forced by Swedish authorities to return to Russia, where she expects to face violence and possible imprisonment at the hands of the authorities.
1st May 2012
India’s largest transgender festival begins 4
10:43 PM — Koovagam, the largest transgender festival in India, and in Asia, has opened in the eponymous village near the south Indian town of Villupuram, roughly 160 km southwest of Chennai.
New York Assembly passes trans discrimination bill for fifth time 10
10:56 AM — The Assembly at the New York state legislature has passed an anti-discrimination bill to protect transgender citizens for the fifth time, but the senate may yet stall progress.
Q&A: Paris Lees on launching trans magazine META 8
10:12 AM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to Paris Lees, editor of the new META magazine – a new digital publication devoted to gender and transgender news, discussion and entertainment.
27th April 2012
Video preview: When Julie Bindel met Paris Lees 15
11:29 AM — In the latest issue of META, Paris Lees interviews lesbian and feminist Guardian columnist Julie Bindel, whose views on transgender issues have often courted controversy.
24th April 2012
Analysis: Sweden to deport trans woman assaulted and urinated on by Russian police 28
11:52 AM — As a Russian trans woman prepares to return to violence or worse if she is expelled from Sweden later this week, the latter country’s reputation as a less than welcoming place for the trans community is once more in the spotlight.
23rd April 2012
Video: Ofcom rejects complaints from bystander in My Transsexual Summer 17
1:33 PM — Ofcom has rejected a complaint from a man who claimed the way his appearance in My Transsexual Summer was edited made him look 'disgusted' by the participants.
France: Presidential elections highlight trans voters’ rights gap 27
11:22 AM — As the dust settles on the first round of the French Presidential election this morning, a sharp warning that discrimination by the French state means that trans citizens can no longer count on access to that most basic of Human Rights – the right to vote!
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.