19th May 2015
Sam Smith gives ‘Love Actually’-style silent awards speech after vocal surgery 2
11:53 AM — Sam Smith has delivered a silent acceptance speech at the Billboard awards - while waiting to undergo surgery on his vocal chords.
New Zealand politician calls trans surgery plans ‘nutty’ 6
11:39 AM — Plans for free transition healthcare for trans people in New Zealand have been called "nutty" by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.
California trans prisoner’s surgery date set
10:56 AM — After a long legal battle, a trans prisoner in California is finally due to have gender confirmation surgery.
6th May 2015
Hawaii passes bill removing surgical requirement for gender recognition 1
9:29 AM — The Hawaii legislature has approved a bill that allows trans people to change their birth certificates without having surgery.
17th April 2015
Watch: What it’s like to be intersex 1
3:02 PM — Four intersex people discuss their identities - and what doctors told them they should be.
3rd April 2015
California must allow trans woman prisoner to have surgery 4
10:25 AM — A judge has ordered the California prison system to grant gender confirmation surgery to a prisoner.
2nd April 2015
Malta becomes first country to outlaw surgery on intersex babies 30
10:35 AM — The landmark bill was passed yesterday and forbids medical professionals from carrying out unnecessary surgical intervention on intersex infants.
14th March 2015
World’s first successful penis transplant completed after ‘botched circumcision’ 36
3:02 PM — Doctors in South Africa have carried out the world's first successful penis transplant.
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.
6th March 2015
This man spent £40k on surgery to make himself look like Katie Price 31
11:23 AM — A man has spent over £40,000 on cosmetic surgery to make himself look like his idol Katie Price.
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.
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 26
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.