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.
27th September 2011
Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer 14
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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".