19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 1
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
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.
9th December 2014
New York allows trans people to change their birth certificate without surgery 1
12:36 PM — New York City Council has passed a bill allowing trans people to change the gender on their birth certificate without providing proof of surgery.
8th December 2014
Kenya: Court makes steps towards recognition of intersex people 2
4:57 PM — An intersex child in Kenya has finally been issued with a birth certificate, which could be a step towards recognising intersex people in the country.
26th November 2014
Tesco removes superhero toys are ‘gifts for boys’ sign 16
12:06 PM — After causing controversy on social media, troubled supermarket chain Tesco has removed a sign advertising a superhero alarm clock under "gifts for boys".
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'.
16th November 2014
OKCupid begins rolling out new sexuality and gender options 23
4:00 PM — Dating website OKCupid has started testing a broader list of sexualities and genders, allowing people a raft of new identity choices.
14th November 2014
Japan: School holds ‘Sex Change Day’ for students 14
2:14 PM — A high school in Japan held a 'Sex Change Day' this week - where boys dressed in skirts, and girls wore suits and ties.
10th November 2014
New York City to decide on easing requirements for birth certificate gender changes 1
4:00 PM — The New York City Council's Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on plans to eliminate the need for gender-reassignment surgery in order to change an individual's gender on documents and birth certificates.
5th November 2014
Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors 12
5:28 PM — Gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment treatments due to the country’s draconian ban on same-sex relationships, doctors in the country say.
28th October 2014
NHS Scotland accidentally leaks list of transgender patients 11
10:58 AM — NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has reportedly leaked data pertaining to 86 transgender patients.
19th October 2014
US: Hate crime charges dropped against teen who set agender student on fire 10
5:44 PM — Hate crime charges have been dropped against a teenager who set a gender non-confirming student on fire, as part of a plea deal.
17th September 2014
Hockey Canada introduces trans-friendly locker room policy 23
6:20 PM — Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy which allows transgender players to choose which locker room they would like to use.
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.
1st September 2014
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.
29th August 2014
Facebook introduces gender-neutral family options 4
4:18 PM — Facebook has begun to roll out options for gender-neutral family relationships.
27th August 2014
US: Radio hosts “play” ignorant with openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa
5:44 PM — It appears that not all misconceptions of gay life have been dispelled as the openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa appeared on the Hot 97 Morning Show, and was asked not about his music but whether it was “the penis directly that turned him on.”
22nd August 2014
US: Chelsea Manning still not allowed gender reassignment
4:31 PM — Chelsea Manning is still being denied access to gender reassignment, despite pledges that she would be allowed to transition behind bars.
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
19th August 2014
Video: Men are buying women’s beauty products all the time without knowing 10
4:29 PM — Men are buying identical beauty products to the women's brands all the time, without knowing.