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  • 30th September 2011

    Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad 38

    The ad was placed in the National Post

    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

    'Gender identity disorder' is considered a mental illness

    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.

  • 27th September 2011

    Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer 14

    Destiny Lauren was killed at her Kentish Town flat

    11:15 AM — A man convicted for the second time of killing a transgender woman has had his original sentence upheld. Leon Fyle, 23, will serve 21 years for killing 29-year-old Destiny Lauren at her flat in Kentish Town, London, in 2009.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Man found guilty in retrial over transgender woman’s murder 10

    Destiny Lauren was killed in November 2009

    12:49 PM — A London man has been found guilty for a second time of murdering a transgender woman. Leon Fyle, of Catford, was convicted of the murder of Destiny Lauren last September and sentenced to 21 years in prison but the Court of Appeal ruled his original conviction was “unsafe".

  • 22nd September 2011

    Dancer sacked from Chinese talent show because she’s transgender 18

    Jin Xing says culture officials said she would have 'negative effects on society'

    12:13 PM — A famous Chinese dancer says she was dropped as a judge on a TV talent show because she is transgender. Jin Xing, 44, had sex reassignment surgery in 1996. She was booked to appear for eight weeks on Feitong Fanxiang, a show for professional singers.

  • 15th September 2011

    Channel 4 documentary follows transgender men and women 22

    Max Zachs is one of the programme's subjects

    3:03 PM — A Channel 4 documentary to be screened this autumn follows seven transgender men and women. The programme, Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls, will show the group at different stages of the transition process.

  • Maryland teenager jailed for five years over attack on transgender woman 40

    Trans activists held a protest after the attack

    1:11 PM — A teenage girl from Baltimore, Maryland, has been sentenced to five years in jail for attacking a transgender woman in a McDonalds' restaurant.

  • 12th September 2011

    Mother of transgender girl says adults, not children, taunt her 56

    The school's headteacher has been supportive, the mother said

    5:32 PM — The mother of a ten-year-old transgender girl in Worcester has told how adults, rather than children, taunt and harass her daughter. The 36-year-old woman, who has not been named to protect her daughter's identity, said that while the girl's classmates had largely accepted her, other parents and adults had not.

  • 6th September 2011

    Scottish man is first to be charged with transgender prejudice 44

    The court heard that Porter admitted he was motivated by transgender prejudice

    3:32 PM — A soldier has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of an offence motivated by transphobia. Terry Porter, 19, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm.

  • Scottish domestic violence stereotypes ‘fail gay and transgender people’ 19

    LGBT people are failed by narrow definitions of domestic abuse, it was claimed.

    10:28 AM — The Scottish government's definition of domestic violence leaves some victims 'invisible', a law lecturer has claimed. Brian Dempsey, who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland, said that the standard view of male abusers and female victims means that LGBT people may be unable to access help.

  • 31st August 2011

    Chaz Bono to appear on Dancing With the Stars 13

    Chaz Bono will appear on Dancing With the Stars

    3:44 PM — Chaz Bono is to take part in the new series of Dancing With the Stars. The 42-year-old, who completed his transition earlier this year, says he hopes to educate viewers about transgender people.

  • 24th August 2011

    Interview: Chaz Bono on the journey to be himself 41

    Chaz Bono announces plans to transition in 2009

    10:35 AM — Chaz Bono is approaching the end of a personal journey. Having once been the blonde-haired daughter on the Sonny and Cher Show, then a lesbian musician and activist, he recently emerged as the world’s most famous transgender man.

  • 15th August 2011

    Trans woman and gay man wed in Cuba 30

    The wedding is a first for Cuba

    10:07 AM — A transgender woman and a gay man have married in Cuba. Wendy Iriepa, 37, and Ignacio Estrada, 31, said their marriage is a significant step forward for LGBT rights in the country.

  • 4th August 2011

    Another trans woman attacked in Washington DC 8

    Transgender woman Lashai McLean was shot dead last month

    2:37 PM — A transgender woman in Washington DC narrowly missed being shot last month, two weeks after another transgender woman was shot dead just a block away. Police said that the latest attack suggests a potential pattern of transphobic violence.

  • 28th July 2011

    Texas university gets gender-neutral toilet 22

    The university has installed a gender neutral bathroom

    4:56 PM — A university in Texas has installed a gender neutral toilet. Officials at the University of Texas in Austin believe the new facility will benefit disabled people and those who need space for medical injections as well as LGBT people.

  • X Factor contestant called ‘tranny’ by staff 66

    The X Factor said the contestant received an apology

    1:38 PM — A transgender X Factor contestant was said to be furious after programme staff mistakenly sent her an email calling her a "tranny". Pamela-Michelle Giovanni, 46, was sent the email by two junior researchers, the Sun reports.

  • 19th July 2011

    Malaysian trans woman loses court case over gender change 5

    Malaysia does not allow trans people to be recognised in their new sex

    11:22 AM — A Malaysian trans woman has lost her court case to legally change her sex. Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz, 26, had sex reassignment surgery in 2008 in Thailand and hoped to obtain an identity card declaring she is female.

  • 15th July 2011

    New Irish transgender laws ‘will break up families’ 27

    Ireland is to introduce legislation to recognise trans people

    11:53 AM — Irish proposals designed to give transgender people more rights will break up happy families, trans campaigners say. The plans say that trans people who married in their old gender will have to divorce or legally separate in order to be recognised in their new gender, regardless of whether they remain in a loving relationship with their partner.

  • 12th July 2011

    Sainsbury’s apologises for transgender toilet ban 20

    Stephanie Collins was told to use the disabled toilets

    1:07 PM — Sainsbury's has apologised after a transgender woman was told by a Surrey store that she could not use the women's toilets.

  • 8th July 2011

    National transgender festival Sparkle kicks off 11

    Sparkle is being held this weekend (Photo: Radders Photographic)

    3:40 PM — The national transgender festival, Sparkle, has begun in Manchester. The festival, now in its seventh year, is the biggest event on the trans calendar and is billed as a "celebration of gender diversity".

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