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".
11th June 2014
Denmark: Forced sterilisation dropped for legal gender recognition 2
2:14 PM — Trans people in Denmark will no longer be forced to be sterilised in order to legally change their gender.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
15th May 2014
Israel: Minimum age for gender confirmation surgery lowered to 18 1
12:51 PM — Israel has lowered the minimum age to proceed with gender reassignment surgery from 21 to 18, officials have announced.
8th May 2014
US: Judges hear arguments in state appeal against gender reassignment for trans prisoner 3
6:18 PM — Attorneys acting for a US convict went to court on Thursday as state officials argued that her gender reassignment should not be paid for by taxpayers.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
9th April 2014
US: Teacher suspended after parents complained because she is transgender 6
3:56 PM — A teacher in the US state of Texas has been told not to return to her classes after parents complained that they did not want a transgender person to teach their children.
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.
14th February 2014
Comment: What the trans community could learn about labels from the Piers Morgan controversy 8
5:42 PM — Writing for PinkNews, the vice chair of LGBTory, Zoe Kirk-Robinson, suggests that the trans community could learn from a recent controversy around Piers Morgan, to use correct labels, and educate others to do the same.
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.
30th January 2014
Study: 60% of trans people refused medical care attempt suicide 5
1:47 PM — A study by the Williams Institute found that 60% of trans people who have been refused medical care have attempted suicide.
27th January 2014
Kuwait: Trans women arrested under law which bans ‘imitating the opposite sex’ 5
6:39 PM — More than half a dozen trans women have been arrested in Kuwait for "imitating the opposite sex", in the past week.
9th January 2014
Trans actress Laverne Cox: ‘A preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people’ 5
7:14 PM — A transgender actress has made headlines this week with a response to questions about her transition and surgery.
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.
20th December 2013
Netherlands bans forced sterilisation to change gender identity on official documents 1
1:22 PM — The Dutch Parliament this week passed a law meaning that trans people who wish to change their gender identity on official documents will not be forced to be sterilised or undergo gender reassignment surgery.
17th December 2013
US: University of Maryland insurance plans may soon include cover for gender reassignment 1
8:55 PM — Gender reassignment surgery may be covered by the University of Maryland's student insurance plans.
2nd December 2013
Argentina: Pregnant trans man becomes first to marry under new gender identity law 4
4:39 PM — Under a new law which allows transgender people to marry without the legal requirement of gender reassignment surgery, a trans man has married his partner whilst eight-months pregnant.
17th November 2013
Former UKIP MEP reveals she is the UK’s first transgender Parliamentarian 46
1:00 PM — MEP Nikki Sinclaire has come out as Britain's first "sex change parliamentarian" after writing about her gender reassignment journey in a new autobiography.
11th October 2013
Gulf countries propose ‘mandatory examination to determine gender’ for migrant workers 13
5:28 PM — The Health Ministry of Kuwait has proposed that genetic tests for immigrant workers in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, be tightened to prevent transgender migrants from entering the job market there.
Six-year-old trans girl allowed female identification card in landmark case 8
2:34 PM — A trans girl in Argentina has been allowed a female identification card, and for her gender to be officially recognised in a landmark decision.