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.
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.
17th November 2014
Kellie Maloney cancels gender surgery plans after health scare 11
11:51 AM — Kellie Maloney is "devastated" after she was forced to cancel her gender reassignment surgery - after she stopped breathing during a cosmetic procedure.
13th October 2014
81-year-old woman becomes oldest person to have gender reassignment surgery 9
11:38 AM — An 81-year-old transgender woman has become the oldest person in the UK to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
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.
26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
7th August 2014
Gay Human Ken Doll: I don’t have a mental illness, I’m just expressing my creativity 25
7:28 PM — The man known as the 'human Ken doll' has appeared on an Oprah show, to explain why he felt the need to have over 150 cosmetic surgeries.
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.
27th June 2014
Norway’s health minister promises to improve gender recognition laws
6:10 PM — Norway’s Minister for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.
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.
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
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.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
4th May 2014
US: Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn’t had surgery 7
9:16 PM — A Dallas woman who was left homeless last month has claimed the Salvation Army refused to house her because she is transgender, and hasn't had surgery.
1st February 2014
NHS trust confirms plan to replace surgeon responsible for majority of UK gender reassignment work 12
9:31 AM — The NHS Trust at which the surgeon responsible for the bulk of male-female gender reassignment surgeries in the UK is based, has confirmed that he will be replaced after resigning.
26th September 2011
Transgender woman says she has been left ‘half man’ by NHS surgery refusal 81
3:39 PM — A transgender woman from Burnley has accused the NHS of leaving her "half man, half woman" by refusing to pay for her breast surgery. Cathy Ann Daniels, 57, was born physically male and has had some surgery.
25th January 2011
Chaz Bono says he’s ‘complete’ after gender reassignment 10
10:53 AM — Cher's son Chaz Bono says he feels complete for the first time in his life since having gender reassignment surgery. The 41-year-old has now completed transition, having had surgery in 2009. He legally changed his name last year.
5th January 2011
Trans woman performs DIY castration 22
2:56 PM — A transgender woman in North Derbyshire was treated in hospital after a DIY castration. The patient, 22, is said to have been determined to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
1st December 2010
Exclusive: NHS trust stops referrals for transgender treatment 104
8:14 PM — An NHS trust has been criticised for temporarily stopping treatment referrals for transgender people. NHS West Kent is also ceasing referrals for gastric band surgery and couples seeking IVF but trans campaigners say people with these conditions do not have a high suicide rate, unlike trans people waiting for treatment.