12th February 2014
US: Idaho politician suggests protections for religious doctors who refuse to help gays 21
7:54 PM — A Republican in the US state of Idaho has proposed a bill which would protect professionals from being forced to render aid to a gay or lesbian person.
2nd January 2014
Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men 3
1:34 PM — Two trans men working for the government in Bahrain have been given initial approval for gender reassignment.
12th October 2013
Amnesty slams Gulf countries’ proposed ‘medical tests’ to ‘detect’ and ban gay and trans people 9
2:55 PM — Amnesty International has heavily criticised the Gulf Cooperation Council for proposals for "medical tests" to attempt to block gay and trans people from entering, and working, in its member countries.
4th September 2013
Canada: Gay prison guard gets $98,000 for ten year homophobic discrimination case 1
1:48 PM — A gay former prison guard in Ottawa has been compensated with $98,000 (£63,000) in damages for homophobic harassment and discrimination in the workplace, after a decade-long struggle for his case to be recognised.
9th August 2013
US: Californian doctor diagnoses gay patient with ‘chronic homosexual disease’ 47
12:10 PM — A doctor in California has diagnosed a gay man with chronic "homosexual behaviour" after a routine medical examination, which she later defended was still medically classified as a "disease".
20th June 2013
Medical study: Trans hormone treatment is safe and effective 6
12:20 PM — A recent study has shown that hormone treatment for transgender patients is both safe and effective.
21st August 2012
Rosie O’Donnell’s poem reveals she has suffered a heart attack 4
12:23 AM — Talkshow host Rosie O'Donnell has written a poem where she reveals that she suffered from a heart attack after she helped a large woman out of a car.
27th January 2012
US trans prisoner sues over hair treatments
5:21 PM — A trans woman in Massachusetts, USA, has filed a claim against her prison over allegations that she has not been provided with medically required hair treatments.
25th February 2010
Iris Robinson’s gay cure therapist reported to GMC 22
1:19 PM — A psychiatrist who worked with shamed former MP Iris Robinson has been reported to the General Medical Council for his work in trying to "cure" gay people.