6th May 2015
Hawaii passes bill removing surgical requirement for gender recognition 1
9:29 AM — The Hawaii legislature has approved a bill that allows trans people to change their birth certificates without having surgery.
13th April 2015
Norway: Experts push for gender recognition changes 2
9:51 AM — Health and human rights groups in Norway this week urged the country to drop 'appalling' requirements for gender recognition.
2nd April 2015
Malta becomes first country to outlaw surgery on intersex babies 30
10:35 AM — The landmark bill was passed yesterday and forbids medical professionals from carrying out unnecessary surgical intervention on intersex infants.
23rd February 2015
Watch: This is what trans people are forced to go through in 34 European countries 22
3:20 PM — A video has been released showing some of the hurdles trans people to go through to gain access to legal gender recognition.
8th January 2015
Calls for gender recognition in Gibraltar
1:43 PM — Gibraltar's Equality Rights Group have called on the government to provide rights for trans people.
19th December 2014
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
Christine Goodwin, whose case launched the Gender Recognition Act, dies 7
10:50 AM — Trans campaigner Christine Goodwin has died aged 77 after a long illness.
18th December 2014
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe 5
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
4th December 2014
New gender recognition rules to begin on 10 December 6
1:22 PM — The gender recognition provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act come into force on December 10th in England and Wales.
28th October 2014
Trans woman finally settles 17-year lawsuit against Irish government 4
4:15 PM — Transgender woman Lydia Foy will finally end her long-running legal battle with the Irish government for gender recognition.
17th September 2014
Ireland: Gender recognition bill to be published ‘by end of the year’ 1
5:27 PM — The Irish government will publish a long-awaited bill to recognise the gender of trans people by the end of 2014, it has been announced.
27th June 2014
Norway’s health minister promises to improve gender recognition laws
6:10 PM — Norway’s Minister for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.
20th June 2014
Gender reassignment to be legally recognised in Ireland for the first time 1
1:53 PM — Joan Burton, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, this week announced that the proposed Gender Recognition Bill will be submitted for drafting and “enacted as soon as possible” following publication of the legislation.
16th June 2014
American Medical Association: Trans people shouldn’t need surgery for legal gender recognition 1
2:02 PM — The American Medical Association has called on states to stop requiring trans people to undergo surgery before recognising their legal gender.
11th October 2013
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.
23rd September 2013
Ireland: Trans campaign group to host weekly lobby forums 3
7:45 PM — The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will open its doors weekly in order to discuss lobbying for gender recognition.
28th January 2013
Vietnam: Trans woman to lose official legal recognition 6
4:44 PM — Vietnam's only trans woman to have been officially recognised as female has been told she will once again be considered male after a local committee objected to the decision.
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.