15th January 2013
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
14th January 2013
Daily Telegraph republishes Julie Burchill’s ‘transphobic’ column removed by the Observer 58
11:04 PM — The journalist and free-schools campaigner Toby Young has republished a column by Julie Burchill that was removed earlier today from the Guardian/ Observer website after accusations of transphobia.
Observer editor John Mulholland withdraws Julie Burchill column accused of transphobia 9
6:28 PM — The editor of the Observer, John Mulholland, has withdrawn a column by Julie Burchill published yesterday which came under heavy criticism for accusations of transphobia.
Protesters to demonstrate amidst accusations of Transphobia at the Observer and the Guardian 4
5:57 PM — Protesters are set to demonstrate outside the offices of the Observer newspaper on Thursday, following a column written by Julie Burchill yesterday, which came under heavy criticism for being transphobic.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore apologises for ‘Brazilian transsexual’ remark 28
4:44 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has returned to Twitter and apologised for some of her controversial comments about the trans community.
Scottish trans equality charity warns of ‘rising transphobia’ in the UK media 6
2:57 PM — A leading transgender equality charity has warned of "rising transphobia in the British media” which it says could have a damaging impact on the mental health of transgender people.
Lynne Featherstone: Sack Julie Burchill and Observer editor for ‘disgusting’ transphobic rant 38
10:54 AM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the editor of the Observer and columnist Julie Burchill to be sacked over a transphobic article.
13th January 2013
Guardian Writer Julie Burchill defends Suzanne Moore saying she was ‘monstered’ by ‘chicks with dicks’ on Twitter 82
5:08 PM — Julie Burchill, has come to the defence of fellow Guardian writer, Suzanne Moore, who came under fire for accusations of transphobia, writing that trans women "don't know the meaning of suffering", and describing them as "bed-wetters in bad wigs."
12th January 2013
Trans woman accuses Post Office of discrimination for refusing to open a savings account 21
10:33 PM — A trans woman from Lancaster has accused the Post Office of discrimination, after she was denied a savings account because her drivers license still contained her former name.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly mocks trans prisoner’s appearance and calls her ‘he’ 29
11:56 AM — Fox News hosts Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly have mocked the physical appearance of a transgender prisoner, repeatedly calling her 'he' and joked that she isn't attractive enough to be in danger of being physically assaulted in prison.
11th January 2013
Comment: It’s time for the media to change the record on trans healthcare 25
5:36 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews, Sarah Brown says the media needs to make substantial improvements in the way it covers health stories involving the trans community.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore leaves Twitter following transphobic row 47
4:51 PM — Suzanne Moore, who frequently writes for the Guardian newspaper, appears to have left Twitter having faced heavy criticism for her controversial remarks about the trans community.
Comment: I wish the Guardian’s Suzanne Moore would stop digging 18
11:31 AM — In a comment piece for PinkNews, Zoe Stavri argues that Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore should apologise for her recent transphobic outburst.
10th January 2013
Sweden ends forced sterilisation rule for people who undergo gender reassignment 12
6:30 PM — Sweden has ended a law which made forced sterilisation compulsory for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery, in order for the state to recognise their gender identity.
MPs sign petition encouraging government to allow gender-neutral passports 11
5:45 PM — A petition, which has been signed by some MPs including the former equality minister, has been started to urge the UK government to allow the possibility of gender-neutrality on passports.
Guardian columnist Julie Bindel: The ‘trans cabal’ are running a witch hunt 71
3:25 PM — Guardian columnist Julie Bindel has tweeted PinkNews to accuse a “trans cabal” of “running a witch hunt” - it follows fierce criticism of an article by fellow columnist Suzanne Moore.
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore refuses to apologise after accusations of transphobia 43
1:44 PM — Journalist Suzanne Moore has taken to Twitter, and now written a second piece defending a previous article in which she said the perceived ideal body for a woman was that of a "transsexual".
9th January 2013
New York: Trans teacher sues school after being told ‘you’re worse than gay’ 13
6:11 PM — A transgender teacher in New York City was allegedly fired from a Catholic school, having worked there for 32 years, after being branded "worse than gay."
US: Trans man to be ordained as Catholic Priest 4
3:30 PM — A trans man is set to be ordained as a Catholic Priest in the US state of Minnesota by a church which combines traditional teachings with progressive values.
7th January 2013
UK: Transgender doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council 18
5:58 PM — Britain's first post-operative transgender doctor is under investigation following complaints that he provided inappropriate treatment to patients wishing to change gender.