20th February 2013
Irish Education Minister: ‘Education plays a key role in tackling homophobia and transphobia’ 13
5:22 PM — The Irish Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn today opened a European Union conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and emphasised the importance education plays in reducing such prejudice.
US: Washington DC bill could make legal birth certificate gender alterations easier 1
1:47 AM — A bill introduced on Tuesday could make it easier for transgender residents of Washington DC to legally alter the gender on their birth certificate, by eliminating the need for a court order to do so.
19th February 2013
Study: 3.5% of Americans are LGBT 26
5:53 PM — A state-by-state poll in the US claims to put an end to estimates of what percentage of the population identifies as LGBT.
18th February 2013
Australia: Trans and intersex inclusive birth certificate amendments considered by lawmakers
9:02 PM — Birth certificates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) could soon be more inclusive of transgender and intersex people, by ceasing to require gender reassignment before allowing people to alter the gender on a birth certificate.
US: Massachusetts issues rules respecting identity of transgender students 3
8:05 PM — The Massachusetts Department of Education has said that students should be able to use facilities like bathrooms and join sports teams according to the gender they identify with.
Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia means people are leaving Poland 10
12:48 PM — Polish Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia in Poland explains why many LGBT people end up leaving the country.
14th February 2013
37 US Senators urge President Obama to outlaw homophobic discrimination by federal contractors
10:19 PM — President Obama is under pressure to issue an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
Comment: Happy Valentine’s Day from @Out4Marriage! #WillYouMarryMe m’Lord? 8
1:04 PM — James-J Walsh, Campaigns Director for Out4Marriage reflects on giving evidence at the Public Bills Committee for equal marriage, and details what you can do next in the last stages of the move towards marriage equality.
13th February 2013
US: Increase in colleges providing health insurance to trans students
6:48 PM — A growing number of America's top universities are now extending health insurance coverage to transgender students, that's according to campaigners.
12th February 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust launches extensive online trans health service
5:09 PM — UK HIV and sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), announces its launch of a new health and wellbeing advice service for transgender people.
8th February 2013
Trans woman student abused and shoved out of toilets at Leeds University 268
3:13 PM — A trans woman student at Leeds University was verbally abused and pushed out of the Student Union's female toilets by two girls.
Polish trans MP Anna Grodzka loses out on deputy speaker job in parliamentary vote 9
12:11 PM — Anna Grodzka, the transgender MP who had been a contender for the position of deputy speaker, has lost out in a parliamentary vote that chose to keep the incumbent deputy speaker in the role.
6th February 2013
US: State finds six surgeons to perform gender reassignment for trans woman prisoner
1:37 PM — The US state of Massachusetts has found six surgeons willing to perform gender reassignment on a trans woman prisoner allowed to have the surgery in prison.
4th February 2013
Comment: Thank you Prime Minister for supporting equal marriage, it is going to benefit the trans community 22
12:20 PM — Conservative Party member Tara Hewitt has written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, thanking him for supporting equal marriage in the face of heavy opposition from his party.
1st February 2013
UK: Housing association refuse to relocate trans woman away from phobic neighbours and say it is ‘lifestyle choice’ 33
10:13 AM — A trans woman who was harassed by neighbours was told by a housing association that it was not a good enough reason to relocate her, as her gender identity was a "lifestyle choice".
31st January 2013
Update: Poland’s first trans MP officially nominated for deputy speaker job in Parliament 10
4:38 PM — Poland's first trans MP has been nominated to fill the position of deputy speaker in the country's parliament.
30th January 2013
Oregon: Bar owner accused of discriminating against transgender customers
5:46 PM — The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.
28th January 2013
Vietnam: Trans woman to lose official legal recognition 6
4:44 PM — Vietnam's only trans woman to have been officially recognised as female has been told she will once again be considered male after a local committee objected to the decision.
Brazillian trans model features in Benetton ad campaign 19
12:37 PM — A global advertising campaign by United Colors of Benetton has launched, and features a Brazillian trans woman model.
24th January 2013
US: 11-year-old trans girl says Obama should have mentioned trans people at his inauguration 11
3:06 PM — An trans girl has written a speech in response to that given by US President Barack Obama at his public inauguration on Monday, during which he referred to the gay community.