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  • 13th December 2011

    Trans woman ‘pushed to death’ by friend

    Sonia Burgess was killed in October last year

    9:06 AM — A respected human rights lawyer and transgender woman was pushed to her death in front of a train by a friend she had been helping, a court heard today.

  • 8th December 2011

    Malawi says it will review anti-gay laws in light of “public opinion” 35

    Malawi was heavily criticised for sentencing a gay man and trans woman to 14 years' imprisonment last year

    4:41 PM — The Malawian Justice Minister has included the country's anti-gay laws in a list of legislation he wants reviewed, saying the rules may not reflect "public opinion".

  • 16th November 2011

    Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man 36

    The state of Tennessee requires full gender reassignment surgery before it will change records

    12:14 PM — Andrea Jones, who is treated as a woman by the federal government and a man by the state of Tennessee, was arrested by state police for bearing her breasts in public and charged as a man.

  • 27th September 2011

    Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer 14

    Destiny Lauren was killed at her Kentish Town flat

    11:15 AM — A man convicted for the second time of killing a transgender woman has had his original sentence upheld. Leon Fyle, 23, will serve 21 years for killing 29-year-old Destiny Lauren at her flat in Kentish Town, London, in 2009.

  • 17th May 2011

    Illinois trans woman sues employer over toilet ban 3

    Meggan Sommerville has filed discrimination charges over the bathroom ban

    1:50 PM — A trans woman from the US state of Illinois is suing her employers for barring her from using the women's toilet. Meggan Sommerville, of Oswego, has filed two charges of discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

  • 26th November 2010

    Five arrested in Met raids for anti-gay and transphobic crimes 2

    Police arrested a total of 247 people in connection with hate crimes

    2:45 PM — Five people in London were arrested on suspicion of homophobic and transphobic crimes yesterday as part of a series of dawn raids. A total of 247 people were arrested in connection with hate crimes in yesterday's Met police operation.

  • 24th November 2010

    Texas trans woman arrested for using female toilet 12

    Trans groups say that trans people are permitted to use whichever toilets they prefer

    3:22 PM — A trans woman in Houston, Texas, has been arrested after using a female toilet in a library. Tyjanae Moore was arrested by police last Wednesday for "knowingly entering a restroom of the opposite sex" but trans groups say her arrest was unlawful.

  • 22nd November 2010

    Trans woman’s killer sentenced for rape 4

    Andrea Waddell was killed by Neil McMillan last year

    3:22 PM — A man who killed a trans prostitute has been handed an indefinite jail sentence for the earlier rape of another woman. Neil McMillan, 43, of Brighton, has already been jailed for at least 22 years for the murder of Andrea Waddell, a trans woman.

  • 1st November 2010

    Trans woman crowned UK Scrabble champion 10

    The Scrabble UK championship was held in London

    5:56 PM — A trans woman has been crowned the UK Scrabble champion in London. Mikki Nicholson, 32, only began playing the game five years ago. She beat former world champion Mark Nyman for the UK title.

  • Trans woman remanded in male prison over tube death

    Sonia Burgess died last Monday at Kings Cross station

    12:39 PM — A trans woman has been remanded in a men's prison on a charge of murdering 63-year-old Sonia Burgess, who was hit by a train at Kings Cross station last Monday. Nina Kanagasingham, 34, of Chichele Road, Cricklewood, did not enter an application for bail at the Old Bailey this morning.

  • 26th October 2010

    Trans woman’s murderer guilty of rape 2

    Neil MacMillan was found guilty of rape

    7:27 PM — A man convicted of murdering trans woman Andrea Waddell has been found guilty of raping another woman. Neil MacMillan, 41, of Brighton, was found guilty today of raping the woman in her twenties five weeks before he strangled Ms Waddell, a sex worker.

  • ‘Trans’ victim ‘pushed’ to death under Kings Cross tube train

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    1:57 PM — A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday evening after a person was allegedly pushed under a tube train at London Kings Cross Station. The victim, said by police to be a 63-year-old man from central London, is understood to have been wearing women's clothes.

  • 13th August 2010

    Trans woman refused treatment at Indiana hospital 7

    Trans men and women are likey to suffer high levels of discrimination, according to an American survey

    4:55 PM — A trans woman who went to hospital in Muncie, Indiana, last month with a serious lung complaint has said she was ridiculed and ultimately refused treatment by staff.

  • 27th May 2010

    Malaysian trans woman makes asylum bid 7

    Same-sex activity is illegal in Malaysia

    9:50 AM — A trans Malaysian woman who has recently married a Derby man has lodged an appeal for asylum after three failed attempts to become a permanent UK resident.

  • 25th May 2010

    Trans woman refused NHS breast operation 81

    The NHS refused Ms "C" a breast augmentation

    11:00 AM — A trans woman from Reading has lost her High Court battle to have an NHS-funded operation to augment her bust, which failed to develop properly following hormone treatment.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Man pleads not guilty to murder of trans woman

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    4:25 PM — A man has denied murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren. Leo Fyle, 21, of Laleham Road, Catford, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey today to plead not guilty to Ms Lauren's murder on November 5th 2009.

  • 1st February 2010

    Trans woman told it was ‘illegal’ for her to use women’s toilets 22

    Katrina Harte was told she could not use the ladies' toilets

    3:45 PM — A trans woman has spoken of her humiliation at being wrongly told it was illegal for her to use the female toilet in her local pub. Katrina Harte, 46, began her transition several years ago and is awaiting her final surgery.

  • Amy Winehouse ‘is bisexual’ 16

    Friends claimed Amy Winehouse was bisexual

    1:29 PM — Back to Black singer Amy Winehouse is bisexual and has had relationships with women, her friends have claimed. She is said to have told close friends: "There is something about being with a woman that is very satisfying. I don't care what people think about me being bi - I do what feels good."

  • 12th January 2010

    Scottish parliament apologises to trans woman searched by male guard 25

    The trans woman was visiting Holyrood

    4:32 PM — The Scottish parliament has sent a letter of apology to a trans woman who was searched by a male guard on a visit. Female security guards refused to search her, believing she was a man.

  • 6th January 2010

    Video: David Letterman attacked for skit on Obama-appointed trans woman 20

    David Letterman was criticised for the skit

    1:18 PM — US television host David Letterman was attacked for a joke about Amanda Simpson, the trans woman appointed by President Barack Obama.

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