23rd April 2015
University to offer the UK’s first ‘Drag Studies’ course 21
12:55 PM — Edge Hill University is to become the first higher education institution in the UK to offer a course dedicated to the art of drag.
11th April 2015
Openly trans soldier serving in US Army despite ban 3
5:14 PM — A transgender soldier has spoken up about continuing to serve in the US military - despite a blanket ban on trans service personnel.
9th April 2015
Helen Mirren: It is insulting to call powerful women ‘sassy’ 8
10:31 AM — Actress Helen Mirren has hit out at the use of the word "sassy" to describe women, saying new words should be used to denote female power and humour.
28th March 2015
Comment: Why the NUS policy condemning cross-dressing is offensive 61
5:33 PM — Trans activist Sarah Savage reacts to motions passed at NUS Women's Conference condemning cross-dressing, and telling gay men to stop acting like black women.
13th March 2015
European court: Turkey can’t force trans people to be sterilised 9
1:49 PM — Europe's top human rights court has ruled against the Turkish government - finding that it cannot make sterilisation a requirement for gender reassignment.
9th March 2015
This iPhone app could help solve a real problem for transgender people 13
1:05 PM — An iPhone app has been created to provide a network of toilets where transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming individuals are free to pee in peace.
27th February 2015
Facebook introduces ‘infinite’ gender options 5
12:05 PM — Facebook has rolled out an update allowing users to choose from an infinite number of gender options.
23rd February 2015
Watch: This is what trans people are forced to go through in 34 European countries 20
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.
20th February 2015
NHS England: Trans people shouldn’t wait longer than 18 weeks for treatment 31
12:39 PM — NHS England has affirmed the rights of trans people to be treated within 18 weeks of referral - despite growing backlogs in the system leaving some waiting years.
14th February 2015
Irish MEP: Government’s gender recognition bill is an insult to trans people 2
5:45 PM — Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has attacked the Irish government's "disgraceful" draft gender recognition bill.
7th February 2015
Australia: Transgender 17-year-old allowed gender treatment without parental consent 15
5:38 PM — A 17-year-old trans boy has become the first in Australia to be allowed access to gender treatment without permission from his parents.
28th January 2015
Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing rooms 12
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.