28th January 2015
Selfridges adopts gender-neutral labels 36
10:36 AM — High-end department store Selfridges, has announced that it will do away with men's and women's sections, and will stock only gender-neutral clothing.
21st November 2014
Ladybird axes ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ labels on children’s books 5
2:39 PM — Children's book publisher Ladybird will be dropping book titles aimed at 'boys' and 'girls'.
10th October 2014
Primary school condemned for introducing gender-neutral toilets 31
2:46 PM — A primary school in Brighton is under fire, after it introduced unisex toilets to cater for transgender students.
30th September 2014
University of California introduces gender-neutral toilets 14
12:08 PM — The University of California (UC) is introducing gender-neutral toilets in all of their 10 campuses as well as a preferred name policy in a bid to become more LGBT-inclusive.
14th July 2014
US: Fox news mocks the idea of gender-neutral toilets 10
2:53 PM — Fox news presenters have shown that they are confused by the idea behind a university’s new gender-neutral toilet labels.
8th July 2014
US: Californian law makes marriage gender-neutral 1
12:18 PM — State law in California is to formally acknowledge the current legality of same-sex marriage, by replacing references to marriage as only being “between a man and a woman”.
2nd April 2014
Australia: High Court orders recognition of ‘non-specific’ gender option 5
9:05 PM — Australia's top court has today ruled that a campaigner should be allowed to legally have a neutral gender, instead of being forced to designate male or female.
13th February 2014
Facebook introduces custom gender options 6
6:53 PM — Facebook is to introduce custom gender options, instead of forcing people to choose between 'male' and 'female'.
17th December 2013
Marks and Spencer announces all toys will be made gender neutral in 2014 8
2:01 PM — Retail giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to make all its toys gender neutral by spring 2014, after customers complained that it used gender labels on some of its range.
26th April 2013
London: Exhibition of LGBT stories told through the barber’s chair 7
6:19 PM — A Camden-based hairdresser is running an exhibition to tell the stories of LGBT clients who open up to her while sitting in the barber's chair.
Sweden: High school to open gender-neutral changing room 1
2:07 PM — A high school in Sweden is opening a gender-neutral changing room, in order to cater for trans, students and those who "aren't comfortable being divided into gender stereotypes."
22nd April 2013
UK: Deputy Lib Dem leader ‘really disappointed’ at IPS rejection of trans and intersex inclusive passports 19
10:30 AM — Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says he is “really disappointed” by the Identity and Passport Service’s decision to reject non gender-specific passports for trans and intersex people in Britain.
18th February 2013
Australia: Trans and intersex inclusive birth certificate amendments considered by lawmakers
9:02 PM — Birth certificates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) could soon be more inclusive of transgender and intersex people, by ceasing to require gender reassignment before allowing people to alter the gender on a birth certificate.
22nd January 2013
Nepal introduces gender neutral citizenship documents 2
5:58 PM — An official says Nepal's government will begin issuing gender neutral citizenship documents.
17th January 2013
University of Tennessee considers offering gender neutral housing 10
7:43 PM — The University of Tennessee is considering offering gender neutral dorms to students.
23rd March 2012
Nepal’s first gender-neutral public toilet to be unveiled 4
11:29 AM — Nepal's first openly gay MP has secured the opening of the country's first gender-neutral toilet.
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.
14th July 2011
Video: Google+ allows users to hide gender 17
12:50 PM — Google's new social network Google+ is offering an option to hide gender for people who don't want to be identified as male or female. The site, which is currently invite-only, included the option after feedback from early users.