13 December 2012
April Ashley receives MBE for services to trans rights
Liverpool-born actress and campaigner April Ashley is being honoured with an MBE today for services to transgender equality.
4 December 2012
Iran reveals more than 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years
An Iranian news service has said that more than one thousand Iranians have undergone gender reassignment surgery in the Islamic State between 2006 and 2010
4 December 2012
American Psychiatric Association to stop classifying transgender people as having a mental illness
The American Psychiatric Association has agreed to no longer classify people who are transgender and non-gender conforming as having mental illness.
29 November 2012
Leveson Report: Press has failed to respect the dignity of trans people
Trans Media Watch (TMW), the charity that works to improve media coverage of transgender and intersex issues and had previously submitted testimony to his inquiry, has welcomed the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards.
28 November 2012
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain
Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
27 November 2012
EU officials release survey on discrimination
The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
22 November 2012
Film Preview: Laurence Anyways
You may or may not have already heard about the third feature from Quebec's rising director Xavier Dolan about the effect of being trans on a heterosexual relationship.
20 November 2012
Brighton: 2 students charged with transphobic attack
Two students have been charged in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Brighton.
19 November 2012
Chicago: Trans activist leaves group over HRC donation
A Chicago transgender activist has left her volunteer post because the organisation she worked for accepted funding from the Human Rights Campaign.
15 November 2012
Canada: Trans student banned from using male toilets
A transgender male student in Ontario, Canada, has allegedly been barred from using the men's toilet at school.
15 November 2012
Trans community looks ahead to global day of remembrance
Organisers in the UK are raising awareness of next week’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).
13 November 2012
US: Transgender woman sues after taser incident
A transgender woman in California has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of excessive force after a taser was fired at her groin.
1 November 2012
Leicester: Trans woman assaulted in pub
A 46-year-old trans woman has been attacked just minutes after entering a pub in Leicester City Centre.
26 October 2012
12th annual Intersex Awareness Day marked around the globe
Campaigners are marking Intersex Awareness Day, which is taking place on Friday.
24 October 2012
Lana Wachowski: I used to think there was something ‘wrong’ with me
Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender earlier this year, says she almost committed suicide as a young adult because of her identity struggles.
22 October 2012
US: Bullied trans student gets suspended
A transgender student in Maryland was suspended last week from school for getting into a fight after a fellow student allegedly assaulted her.
17 October 2012
Dublin gets ready for Europe’s largest LGBT conference
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe) is staging its 16th annual conference in the Irish city of Dublin from 18 – 21 October.
12 October 2012
Canada: New birth certificate rules for transgender people in Ontario
Transgender people in Ontario can now amend their gender on their birth certificates without first having to undergo gender confirmation surgery.
8 October 2012
Italy: Police break trans prostitution ring
Italian police say they have broken a prostitution ring which brought transgender people from Latin America into the country.
5 October 2012
Canada: Trans group mourns killing of one of its members
The victim has been identified as January Marie Lapuz, according to CTV News.