29th July 2014
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
28th July 2014
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 8
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
22nd July 2014
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.
3rd July 2014
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care
6:06 PM — Citing an announcement in May by President Obama that gender reassignment surgery would be covered by social health care scheme Medicaid, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has called for the scheme to be "fixed".
8th May 2014
Activists ‘gobsmacked’ after Camden Council lists ‘transsexualism’ as a ‘mental illness’ 25
12:38 PM — LGBT are campaigners outraged after ‘transsexualism’ is listed alongside mental illness on Camden Council housing forms.
2nd April 2014
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.
6th March 2014
University of Illinois to consider adding gender reassignment to health insurance plan
7:19 PM — The University of Illinois will on Thursday vote on whether to add cover for gender reassignment cover to health insurance plans used by many students.
10th February 2014
US: Prison officials continue appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 1
4:21 PM — Prison officials in Massachusetts have said they will continue to appeal against a judge's decision to allow gender reassignment surgery to a trans prisoner paid for by the state.
2nd January 2014
Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men 3
1:34 PM — Two trans men working for the government in Bahrain have been given initial approval for gender reassignment.
30th December 2013
US: Connecticut health insurers ordered to provide gender reassignment cover
6:28 PM — All providers of health insurance in the US state of Connecticut will now be required to cover gender reassignment and hormone therapy for those with gender dysphoria, the state insurance department has ordered.
5th November 2013
Comment: Will trans customers be put at risk by Tesco ‘Minority Report’ facial recognition machines? 35
3:33 PM — Trans activist Tara Hewitt discusses the potential impact of Tesco's facial recognition software which is due to be rolled out in petrol stations, on the trans community.
1st November 2013
Chelsea Manning threatens to sue US Army over its refusal to provide gender confirmation therapy
3:36 PM — Chelsea Manning has said she will take the US Army to court over its continued refusal to provide her with access to gender confirmation treatment.
9th September 2013
New trans support service launched in liverpool 2
5:56 PM — Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has launched a new Trans Support Service for Merseyside.
6th September 2013
UK’s first transgender wrestler set to partake in first wrestling matches 7
5:11 PM — At 24 years of age Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham is set to become the UKs first transgender wrestler when she steps into the ring.
24th June 2013
Sweden: Forcibly sterilised transgender people to sue government for compensation 3
4:38 PM — Swedish transgender people who were forced to accept sterilisation, for legal recognition of their gender identity, under a now defunct law, have launched a lawsuit against the state.
12th June 2013
US: Boston police adopt new rules for treatment of transgender people 4
5:15 PM — Boston police have issued new guidelines on the treatment of transgender people by officers.
30th March 2013
US: Public consultation on hold while Medicare definition of gender reassignment as ‘experimental’ challenged 2
9:55 PM — A consultation on US healthcare programmes covering gender reassignment surgery was quickly halted, with the Department of Health and Human Services saying they must first consider a challenge to Medicare's definition of the surgery as "experimental".
20th December 2012
US: Judge approves legal fees for trans woman prisoner, denies personal costs 2
2:36 AM — A US judge has approved the payment of legal fees to the lawyers representing a trans woman prisoner, who is to be allowed gender-reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
21st November 2012
Documentary follows trans teen during Miss England competition 12
1:28 AM — A trans teenager is the focus of a new BBC documentary, which follows her though the heats of a beauty pageant, the prestige of which she wants to use to become a role model for young trans people.
7th September 2012
Massachusetts: State lawmakers call for appeal on surgery for trans prisoner 15
2:28 AM — State lawmakers in Massachusetts have begun the process of attempting to have a decision made by a judge to give a trans woman prisoner gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.