23rd February 2015
US: New Defence Secretary backs calls to end ban on trans people in the military
11:39 AM — The new US Defence Secretary has voiced support for calls to end the ban on transgender people serving in the military.
13th February 2015
US military finally gives go-ahead for Chelsea Manning gender transition 3
12:27 PM — The US military has finally approved Chelsea Manning for access to hormone therapy, according to reports.
19th January 2015
British Army officer: I was ‘living an act’ before coming out as trans 7
12:59 PM — An officer in the British Army has opened up about being transgender.
15th January 2015
Serbian officer forced to retire after coming out as transgender 1
11:19 AM — An activist group in Serbian has submitted a complaint after it says a transgender veteran officer in the country's military was forcibly retired after coming out as transgender.
12th January 2015
The UK’s ban on gays in the military was lifted 15 years ago today
2:42 PM — It is 15 years to the day since the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the UK armed forces was lifted.
11th January 2015
Armed forces to ask new recruits if they are gay 36
11:45 AM — The British armed forces are to begin monitoring the sexuality of new recruits, in order to help tackle homophobia.
15th December 2014
Chelsea Manning’s relatives claim she was ‘tortured’ by US military 6
12:45 PM — British relatives of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning have made claims that she was "tortured" by US authorities.
3rd December 2014
US: Trans veterans have gender and name information updated on discharge documents 2
3:17 PM — Two trans US veterans have had their names and genders updated on their discharge documents for the first time.
1st December 2014
US: Loophole could allow trans people to serve in the military
3:38 PM — The US military may have to allow transgender people to serve openly, after changes to the discharge procedure created a legal loophole.
26th October 2014
Fiancé of murdered Filipino trans woman ‘rushed to hospital’ 3
5:55 PM — The German fiancé of a transgender woman who was murdered in the Philippines has reportedly been rushed to hospital.
24th October 2014
US: Trans veteran wins landmark discrimination case against Army 1
6:44 PM — A transgender woman who was a civilian Army employee has won a historic court battle over discrimination claims.
21st October 2014
Trans military personnel from 18 countries gather to end US military ban 4
11:13 AM — Transgender military personnel from 18 countries across the world gathered on Monday to discuss whether the US military could join them.
20th October 2014
Nancy Pelosi: Trans people shouldn’t be banned from serving in military 1
6:02 PM — Democrat Nancy Pelosi has called for the US military to reform regulations which ban transgender people from serving openly.
18th October 2014
Philippines: US ‘will ensure justice is served’ after Marine charged with murder of trans woman 1
11:54 AM — The US Military says it will comply with a subpoena, after a Marine was charged with the murder of a transgender woman.
15th October 2014
Philippines: Activists burn US flag in custody demand for marine suspected of murdering trans woman 10
11:41 AM — Dozens of protesters burned the US flag on Tuesday night outside the US embassy, demanding Washington hand over a marine suspected of the murder of a transgender woman.
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.
20th August 2014
US: Lambda Legal sues Veterans Affairs to give unmarried gay couples benefits 1
6:58 PM — Lambda Legal has filed suit against the US Department of Veterans Affairs for not extending benefits to partners of veterans who live in states where same-sex marriage isn't recognised.
12th August 2014
US: ACLU threatens to sue US Military over Chelsea Manning’s lack of treatment
9:06 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to several top military official Monday, stating they will sue the US Military if Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria continues to go untreated.
28th July 2014
Turkey: Trans man actor called up for military service 64
4:57 PM — After completing gender reassignment surgery, transgender actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar has been called up to perform mandatory military service.
21st July 2014
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer is unable to confirm gender affirming treatment
8:06 PM — Chelsea Manning’s legal team is unable to confirm last week’s report of Manning receiving gender treatment, while being housed in an all-male correctional facility in Texas.