1st November 2013
Germany: First European state to introduce a third option for gender 3
1:58 PM — From today, Germany becomes the first country in Europe to give parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate on their birth certificate.
26th October 2013
Australia: Health Alliance pubicly supports the 13th annual Intersex Awareness Day 3
1:35 PM — The National LGBTI Health Aliiance of Australia has publicly shown its support for Intersex Awareness Day (26th October), which sees intersex activists across the world raise awerness on important issues affecting intersex people.
25th September 2013
New Zealand: Green Party celebrates success in policy change for transgender prisoners
5:41 PM — The New Zealand Green Party today celebrated the Government's decision to change its policy regarding transgender prisoners' rights.
22nd September 2013
US: Christian theology professor ‘asked to leave’ university after coming out as transgender 29
2:18 PM — A professor at a Christian university in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as a transgender to students in a sermon.
13th September 2013
Toys ‘R’ Us to drop gender stereotypes from advertising 9
1:31 PM — Toy retail company Toys 'R' Us has said it plans to have a more inclusive approach in its marketing to children by dropping stereotypical gender representations from toy advertisements.
11th September 2013
Lithuania: Parliament to consider five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills 48
11:56 AM — Five separate anti-gay and anti-trans bills are set to be considered in the Lithuanian parliament later this year, including a ban on gender reassignment, a ban on same-sex adoption, regulations of public events, and a legalisation of anti-gay hate speech.
6th September 2013
Video: Goldfrapp releases new short film exploring transgender issues in childhood
1:07 PM — British electronic musicians Goldfrapp have released a new video for their upcoming album "Tales of Us," which explores issues of gender and self-identity in early childhood.
21st August 2013
UK Government removes gender identity in new draft National Curriculum 8
3:14 PM — Campaigners have expressed outrage at the Department for Education’s decision to remove gender identity from the latest draft of the National Curriculum for Schools.
18th August 2013
Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option 19
11:34 AM — Germany will become the first country in Europe to introduce a third option for assigning gender on birth certificates, giving the choice to leave the space blank.
30th April 2013
US: ACLU demands apology for trans student after ‘prom queen’ controversy 2
4:09 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has set Friday 3 May as the deadline for a Pennsylvania school to apologise for having listed a trans student on a 'prom queen' ballot, when he had campaigned to be 'prom king'.
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.
17th April 2013
European Parliament calls on European Commission to increase efforts against trans discrimination 7
1:21 PM — The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to step up its work against discrimination faced by transgender people.
15th April 2013
Former Commonwealth human rights head becomes Kaleidoscope Trust chair
5:31 PM — LGBT charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has elected a former Commonwealth human rights senior official as its new chair.
9th April 2013
Scotland: Equality Network writes to chief public prosecutor after trans man sentenced over sex ‘by fraud’ 2
2:56 PM — An LGBT rights group has written to Scotland’s chief public prosecutor over the decision to prosecute a trans man on the charge of “obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud”
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".
28th March 2013
US: Arizona House panel approves amended law targeting trans people 10
4:23 PM — A panel of lawmakers from the Arizona House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to pass a bill which would allow business owners to discriminate against trans people by barring their use of facilities that don't correspond to the gender on their birth certificate.
14th March 2013
Christians for Equal Marriage UK welcome arrival of Pope Francis 38
3:51 PM — Christians for Equal Marriage UK has welcomed the election of Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina as the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.
9th March 2013
Recommendation to ban porn discovered in upcoming EU report 126
3:55 PM — MEPs will vote this week on a report which recommends a ban on all forms of pornography to fight discrimination against women. Critics say the report is an invasion of privacy on the internet, and in the bedroom.
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.
15th January 2013
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.