21st December 2012
Video: Amsterdam hosts the Drag Queen Olympics in spectacular style
5:48 PM — As part of the Pink Christmas event currently being held in Amsterdam, the Drag Queen Olympics have kicked off in spectacular style.
New Hampshire’s first transgender representative signals fight back to office 2
4:57 PM — A transgender New Hampshire state representative, who resigned last month, says she will stand again for election next year.
Ireland: Mobile phone advert deemed transphobic by media watchdog 23
4:02 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has upheld complaints against Irish mobile phone company Meteor over a transphobic advert.
19th December 2012
UK: Primary school writes to parents to explain that their child’s teacher will be changing gender 60
5:14 PM — A Church of England primary school has written to parents to explain that their children's teacher will be changing genders from male to female.
Trans model gives Michelle Obama a run for her money on cover of trans magazine
11:13 AM — Candy, the transversal style magazine has featured trans model Connie Fleming as a Michelle Obama style "Candydate" of choice.
18th December 2012
New York: Body-building fireman acquitted of attacking trans partner 2
3:35 PM — A jury has acquitted a firefighter of several assault charges brought against him by his transgender ex-girlfriend – and in a twist to the story is now dating another transgender woman who herself was cleared of a fatal strangulation charge.
13th December 2012
US: Trans model still loves ex-partner despite violent attack 3
3:07 PM — The trial of a New York fire fighter accused of attacking his transgender ex-partner in a hotel room is drawing to a close.
April Ashley receives MBE for services to trans rights 14
1:27 PM — Liverpool-born actress and campaigner April Ashley is being honoured with an MBE today for services to transgender equality.
4th December 2012
Iran reveals more than 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years 19
6:03 PM — An Iranian news service has said that more than one thousand Iranians have undergone gender reassignment surgery in the Islamic State between 2006 and 2010
American Psychiatric Association to stop classifying transgender people as having a mental illness 17
4:08 PM — The American Psychiatric Association has agreed to no longer classify people who are transgender and non-gender conforming as having mental illness.
29th November 2012
Leveson Report: Press has failed to respect the dignity of trans people 4
4:47 PM — Trans Media Watch (TMW), the charity that works to improve media coverage of transgender and intersex issues and had previously submitted testimony to his inquiry, has welcomed the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards.
28th November 2012
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain 3
7:38 PM — Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
27th November 2012
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
22nd November 2012
Film Preview: Laurence Anyways 1
4:20 PM — You may or may not have already heard about the third feature from Quebec's rising director Xavier Dolan about the effect of being trans on a heterosexual relationship. It caused a stir when it screened in the Certain Regard category at this year's Cannes, with its leading lady stealing Best Actress within that competition, and the movie itself grabbing the Queer Palm at the same film festival.
20th November 2012
Brighton: 2 students charged with transphobic attack
2:34 PM — Two students have been charged in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Brighton.
19th November 2012
Chicago: Trans activist leaves group over HRC donation 15
1:16 PM — A Chicago transgender activist has left her volunteer post because the organisation she worked for accepted funding from the Human Rights Campaign.
15th November 2012
Canada: Trans student banned from using male toilets 26
7:26 PM — A transgender male student in Ontario, Canada, has allegedly been barred from using the men's toilet at school.
Trans community looks ahead to global day of remembrance 8
5:59 PM — Organisers in the UK are raising awareness of next week’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).
13th November 2012
US: Transgender woman sues after taser incident 8
4:07 PM — A transgender woman in California has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of excessive force after a taser was fired at her groin.
1st November 2012
Leicester: Trans woman assaulted in pub 16
11:16 AM — A 46-year-old trans woman has been attacked just minutes after entering a pub in Leicester City Centre.