28th January 2015
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 7
1:41 PM — A swimming pool has opened in Sweden that is specially designed to cater for the LGBT community.
19th January 2015
Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery 17
7:42 PM — Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.
18th January 2015
Russell Brand attacks ‘dystopian’ bullying of Bruce Jenner over gender speculation 1
5:58 PM — Russell Brand has laid into media outlets including TMZ for speculating about the gender of former Olympian Bruce Jenner.
4th January 2015
US: 74-year-old veteran is first to receive gender surgery on Medicare
4:00 PM — A 74-year-old transgender Army veteran has become the first person to receive gender reassignment surgery on a government Medicare plan.
22nd December 2014
Gender-bending fairy doll sparks outrage in Argentina 25
1:00 PM — A fairy doll that has a female body with male genitalia has sparked outrage in Argentina.
19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
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 17
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 13
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.