1st July 2014
UK: Charity praises Imperial College London for commitment to trans issues 1
4:30 PM — The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) has praised Imperial College London for the university’s work in combating discrimination and prejudice against the trans community, in its first endorsement of a British university.
27th June 2014
Iranian lesbian: Authorities tried to ‘fix’ my sexuality by forcing me to have gender reassignment surgery 32
4:11 PM — An Iranian lesbian has said the country's authorities tried to force her into having gender reassignment surgery to "fix" her sexuality.
Facebook introduces trans-friendly gender options in UK 2
12:12 PM — Facebook has introduced custom gender options in the UK, no longer forcing people to choose between just 'male' and ‘female'.
18th June 2014
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
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 June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
Denmark: Forced sterilisation dropped for legal gender recognition 2
2:14 PM — Trans people in Denmark will no longer be forced to be sterilised in order to legally change their gender.
8th June 2014
US: Trans woman stages protest outside McDonald’s after female toilets ban 5
4:30 PM — A trans woman has staged a protest outside a McDonald's in Richmond, Virginia, after she was told she could not use the female toilets.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".
US: National Review prints article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 20
6:30 PM — The National Review has published an article attacking transgender actress Laverne Cox, claiming she is 'not a woman'.
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
18th May 2014
US: Catholic school bans girl from yearbook, because she wore a tuxedo to prom 27
5:24 PM — A Catholic school has banned a girl from appearing in her yearbook, after she wore a tuxedo instead of a dress to prom.
2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate
22nd April 2014
US: City council indefinitely postpones consideration of anti-discrimination policy
3:28 PM — A Michigan city council has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
13th February 2014
Guide: Facebook’s new gender options 15
9:38 PM — Facebook is currently rolling out an update which will allow trans and gender variant people a lot more choice when it comes to gender. We've distilled down the changes.
30th January 2014
Study: 60% of trans people refused medical care attempt suicide 5
1:47 PM — A study by the Williams Institute found that 60% of trans people who have been refused medical care have attempted suicide.
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.