22nd March 2013
UK: Woman jailed for obtaining sexual consent of another woman ‘by fraud’ 34
12:36 PM — An 18-year-old woman has been jailed for three years on the grounds of obtaining the sexual consent of another woman “by fraud” because the victim thought she was male.
21st March 2013
Canada: Bill criminalising anti-transgender discrimination passes in House of Commons 3
2:24 PM — A bill protecting transgender people from discrimination narrowly passed in Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday.
Observer transphobic Julie Burchill article did not breach Editors’ Code of Practice says PCC 45
10:31 AM — A highly offensive article about the trans community which was written by Julie Burchill and published in the Observer did not breach the Editors’ Code of Practice, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled.
19th March 2013
London: Trans woman told to use New Look changing facilities ‘out of hours’ 22
6:33 PM — New Look has responded to claims that a trans woman was prevented from using the changing rooms at one of their London stores, then advised she should arrange to shop at the store "out of hours" in future.
18th March 2013
Rocky Horrow Show writer Richard O’Brien: ‘I’m 70% male, 30% female’ 20
6:49 PM — Writer of the Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, has said: “I believe myself probably to be about 70% male, 30% female,” calling himself the "third sex."
Trans woman golfer hopes to compete professionally at age 62 4
4:22 PM — A trans woman who overcame numerous obstacles on her way to accepting her gender identity says her next goal is to become the first trans woman to compete in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
US: California bill would require schools to allow trans students to use appropriate toilets and locker rooms
1:04 PM — Under a newly introduced bill in California, schools would have to allow transgender students to use facilities and participate on sports teams which match their gender identity.
17th March 2013
Video: TV host claims 6 year old trans girl’s gender identity is a result of her parents’ ‘fetish’ 37
9:59 PM — A TV host in Canada has claimed that the parents of a trans girl have committed child abuse by allowing her to live according to her gender identity, and says it amounts to a "fetish".
15th March 2013
US: Fraternity to donate $18,000 to charity after insurance agrees to cover trans brother’s surgery 3
6:01 PM — The trans student whose fraternity banded together to pay for his top surgery has learned that his insurance will cover the operation after all, meaning the $20,000 (£13,209) raised can go to helping other trans people in need.
US: Maryland gender identity bill fails to pass Senate committee 3
2:39 PM — A bill which aimed to tackle discrimination in employment, credit, housing and public accommodations, based on gender identity or expression, failed to pass the committee stage of Maryland's Senate.
12th March 2013
Ohio: Health club fined for discriminating against transgender massage therapist 1
3:39 PM — A health club in the US state of Ohio has been fined for discriminating against a transgender employee.
Scotland: Case of trans man facing jail for sex ‘by fraud’ raises concerns of Scottish Transgender Alliance 23
2:38 PM — The sentencing of Chris Wilson, a Scottish trans man who faces jail for "fraud" after he had relationships with two women without revealing his gender history, has shocked the Scottish Transgender Alliance who say the verdict will cause "fear and alarm" among the trans community.
11th March 2013
US: Hundreds rally in Texas in support of LGBT rights and equal marriage 1
7:11 PM — Hundreds of LGBT rights advocates have taken to the streets of Texas in support of equal rights for LGBT people, including marriage equality.
8th March 2013
US: Family file lawsuit against school for barring their trans daughter from using girls’ bathroom 4
12:02 PM — The family of a trans girl has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her school, which has refused to mediate with them over their refusal to let 6 year old Coy use the female toilets.
Canada: Quebec launches first awareness campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia 6
2:20 AM — The Minister of Justice in Canada's province of Quebec has launched a campaign against homophobia, including television and radio ads attempting to help people become more open and accepting towards same-sex couples.
7th March 2013
US: Professional mixed martial arts fighter forced to come out as trans woman 7
5:40 PM — A professional mix martial arts fighter has been forced out of the closet as a transsexual.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
4th March 2013
US: Health spa refuses to allow ‘abnormal’ gay and transgender customers 13
7:00 PM — A Virginia spa has stated that it has a policy not to accept “abnormal sexually orientated customer” after it kicked out a trans woman.
3rd March 2013
Student Pride debate featuring Ben Cohen and John Amaechi speaks out against homophobia in sport 5
4:59 PM — The panel on a debate at National Student Pride yesterday emphasised the importance of tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport, said they had seen some change, but that much more action needed to be taken.
1st March 2013
London: Protest planned for trans woman allegedly mocked by police in Soho 13
5:41 PM — Protest Transphobia are planning to stage a demonstration on Saturday at 2pm outside Charing Cross Police Station in response to the alleged unethical treatment of a trans woman who was arrested in Soho last week.