23rd December 2011
Trans personality Karen Gayle in this year’s Alternative Christmas Message 8
12:26 PM — Channel 4's annual Alternative Christmas Message will this year feature Karen Gayle, one of the stars of its popular documentary, My Transsexual Summer. The broadcaster will air two Alternative Christmas Messages, given by contributors to what it called "some of 2011's most powerful and celebratory factual programming".
22nd December 2011
Trans woman’s killer found guilty of manslaughter after Tube death 8
2:46 PM — The killer of Sonia Burgess, a trans human rights lawyer who was pushed to her death under a Tube train in London last year, has been convicted of manslaughter. Senthooran Kanagasingham, 35, of Cricklewood, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey.
21st December 2011
US network “will meet LGBT groups” to discuss new show’s effect on trans community 44
2:48 PM — US network executives say they will meet with LGBT groups over a comedy which has drawn criticism for its depiction of men dressing as women to find work.
8th December 2011
Theatre company appeals for trans scriptwriters 4
12:36 PM — A UK theatre company is seeking submissions of short plays about transgender issues to be performed in Manchester next year, and says no previous script-writing experience is necessary.
Government launches first-ever action plan to advance transgender equality 68
11:46 AM — Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said the government plans to work "with schools, businesses and communities so that together, we can drive change and help consign transphobia to the past.”
5th December 2011
Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris apologises for “tranny” comment 134
2:23 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has apologised publicly for using the term "tranny" on television. The gay actor, 38, who currently appears on the popular US sitcom How I Met Your Mother, had been inhaling a gas which lowers voices.
25th November 2011
Google seeks to improve benefits for trans employees 46
12:02 PM — US staff of the internet giant will now be able to cover the cost of gender transitioning procedures and treatments in accordance with the WPATH.
21st November 2011
Kelly Osbourne apologises for “derogatory and hurtful” trans term 20
11:50 AM — Reality TV star writes in an open letter that she was not aware how "unbelievably offensive" the term was.
18th November 2011
UK organisations to mark Trans Day of Remembrance this weekend 15
10:18 AM — Events will be held around the country to remember 18 individuals who were killed or committed suicide this year worldwide.
16th November 2011
Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man 36
12:14 PM — Andrea Jones, who is treated as a woman by the federal government and a man by the state of Tennessee, was arrested by state police for bearing her breasts in public and charged as a man.
11th November 2011
Comment: With the LGBTQ community, we’re not all the same 32
5:06 PM — Maxwell Zachs talks about life as a transgender man, the differences between people which mean real diversity, and not being "just a regular guy".
1st November 2011
Cambridge councillor talks of being UK’s “most influential” trans person 17
4:44 PM — Cambridge's second elected trans official talks about her experiences of transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.
28th October 2011
Cher: Chaz Bono is ‘same child, different wrapping’ 44
10:21 AM — Cher says she sees her transgender son Chaz Bono as the same person inside after he transitioned. The singer, who previously admitted she was finding it hard to deal with the change, now appears to have accepted it.
17th October 2011
Poland’s first transgender MP will fight for equal rights 9
2:43 PM — Anna Grodzka, Poland's first transgender MP, says she will seek equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The 57-year-old, who was elected an MP for Krakow last week, said she would make the Catholic country more accepting.
10th October 2011
Transgender woman set to become Polish MP 16
1:29 PM — A transgender woman is expected to become the first trans person in Poland to be elected as an MP. Anna Grodzka, 57, of Krakow, believes she will be the world's only sitting transgender MP if elected for the Palikot Movement party.
6th October 2011
Australian transgender men win legal recognition 4
9:50 AM — Two transgender men in Australia have won the right to be legally recognised as men without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. The pair, who have not been named, have had their breasts removed and some hormone therapy, although they still have some female sexual organs.
5th October 2011
New medical rules for US transgender inmates
11:27 AM — The US Bureau of Prisons has adopted new rules for the care of transgender inmates. Previously, prisoners would be permitted to continue with treatments such as hormone therapy if they began them before being incarcerated. However, they would not be permitted to start such treatments inside.
4th October 2011
Transgender woman tells of street abuse 28
5:56 PM — A transgender woman from Carlisle has told how she was subjected to transphobic abuse as she walked through the city centre.
30th September 2011
Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad 38
11:19 AM — A right-wing Canadian group claims that school equality policies are "corrupting children". The Institute for Canadian Values ran an ad in the National Post this week urging adults to stop "confusing children" by teaching them about gay and transgender people.
29th September 2011
European Parliament calls for end of classifying transgender people as mentally ill 121
2:05 PM — The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the World Health Organisation to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. 'Gender identity disorder' is currently classified as a ‘mental and behavioural disorder’ in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.