15th April 2014
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
14th April 2014
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models 33
1:59 PM — Supermodel Naomi Campbell has called for more trans models to be accepted on the fashion catwalks.
13th April 2014
US: San Francisco Pride names Chelsea Manning ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’ again 2
6:59 PM — San Francisco Pride has confirmed that Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning will be Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's parade, after similar plans were scuppered last year.
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman runs for State House 5
6:10 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has announced that she will run for election to the state's House of Representatives.
US: Arizona trans woman convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’ charge 8
4:01 PM — A Phoenix trans woman has been found guilty of a prostitution-related charge, after speaking out against a Bible-based 'rehabilitation' programme.
Watch: Ellen Page presents ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox with GLAAD award
1:32 PM — Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has been presented with GLAAD's top media award, by newly-out actress Ellen Page.
12th April 2014
US: NYC school blocks girl from taking transgender boyfriend to prom 115
10:41 PM — A New York school has blocked a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.
11th April 2014
Trans teacher reinstated by school board following parent complaints 4
3:10 PM — Following a school board meeting convened because due to complaints from parents about her gender identity, a transgender teacher has been reinstated.
10th April 2014
Justice Minister Chris Grayling invites trans groups to share their views on spousal veto 15
7:14 PM — The Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, has invited trans groups to write to him with testimony surrounding the spousal veto included in the same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.
9th April 2014
US: Teacher suspended after parents complained because she is transgender 6
3:56 PM — A teacher in the US state of Texas has been told not to return to her classes after parents complained that they did not want a transgender person to teach their children.
6th April 2014
Kuwait: Parliamentary panel offers to ‘help gays and cross-dressers end their suffering’ 25
9:58 PM — A National Assembly panel in Kuwait has offered to 'end the suffering' of gay people and cross-dressers.
5th April 2014
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 15
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
4th April 2014
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
3rd April 2014
Manifesto launched by leading trans groups urging political parties to push for equality
6:16 PM — A manifesto has been launched by a number of leading trans groups to push for trans equality in the General Election manifestos of UK political parties.
2nd April 2014
Australia: High Court orders recognition of ‘non-specific’ gender option 5
9:05 PM — Australia's top court has today ruled that a campaigner should be allowed to legally have a neutral gender, instead of being forced to designate male or female.
Campaign aims to raise funds for custody battle over trans boy 1
6:47 PM — A campaign has been started to raise money towards a lawsuit to allow a woman to keep custody of her trans son.
1st April 2014
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
31st March 2014
Amazon commissions new trans-based TV series ‘Transparent’ 5
7:35 PM — Amazon Instant Video has commissioned a 10-episode series of 'Transparent', a new trans-based drama-comedy series.
RuPaul: I am more committed to trans equality after ‘transphobic’ shemale joke 2
2:28 PM — RuPaul has said he is more committed to trans equality after complaints about a 'shemale' segment on RuPaul's Drag Race.