3rd April 2014
Manifesto launched by leading trans groups urging political parties to push for equality
6:16 PM — A manifesto has been launched by a number of leading trans groups to push for trans equality in the General Election manifestos of UK political parties.
2nd April 2014
Australia: High Court orders recognition of ‘non-specific’ gender option 5
9:05 PM — Australia's top court has today ruled that a campaigner should be allowed to legally have a neutral gender, instead of being forced to designate male or female.
Campaign aims to raise funds for custody battle over trans boy 1
6:47 PM — A campaign has been started to raise money towards a lawsuit to allow a woman to keep custody of her trans son.
1st April 2014
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
31st March 2014
Amazon commissions new trans-based TV series ‘Transparent’ 5
7:35 PM — Amazon Instant Video has commissioned a 10-episode series of 'Transparent', a new trans-based drama-comedy series.
RuPaul: I am more committed to trans equality after ‘transphobic’ shemale joke 2
2:28 PM — RuPaul has said he is more committed to trans equality after complaints about a 'shemale' segment on RuPaul's Drag Race.
US: Department of Justice announces nationwide police ‘transgender training’ 8
12:42 PM — The US Department of Justice has announced a scheme to will provide training on transgender issues to police forces nationwide.
26th March 2014
Jerry Springer: I will stop using the word ‘tranny’, it’s offensive 7
8:56 PM — Jerry Springer has pledged that he will no longer use or allow the word 'tranny' on his show, after being challenged on his repeated use of the slur.
25th March 2014
Ireland: RTÉ under fire over ‘transphobic’ new sitcom 18
10:09 PM — Irish broadcaster RTÉ has received complaints over the negative portrayal of a transgender sitcom character.
24th March 2014
UK: Vandalised transgender memorial restored 4
5:41 PM — A vandalised memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has now been restored in Manchester.
20th March 2014
UKIP Councillor: Bisexuals and trans people are ‘part time homosexuals’ 112
9:18 PM — A UKIP councillor has labelled bisexuals and trans people 'part time homosexuals'.
Chelsea Manning petitions Kansas court for legal name change 1
8:48 PM — Jailed transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning has petitioned a Kansas Court to allow her to legally change her name.
Australia: ACT approves new gender identity birth certificate rules for trans and intersex people 1
3:06 PM — In a unanimous and emotional vote on Thursday, new laws allowing trans and intersex people the right to alter their birth certificates were passed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Assembly.
13th March 2014
US: Former Surgeon General urges lifting ban on trans people in the military 1
9:52 PM — A report backed by the former US Surgeon General has urged the lifting of a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
11th March 2014
Columnist Julie Burchill: Trans women are just ‘big white blokes who have cut their cocks off’ 481
4:28 PM — Columnist and writer Julie Burchill has caused offence to the trans community yet again by taking to the comments section of an article to claim that trans women shouldn't call themselves women.
7th March 2014
Trans woman sues for $2.5m after athletics event tells her to compete ‘as a man’ 37
9:46 PM — A trans woman is suing a fitness company for $2.5m, after being told she was not permitted to compete in a women's athletics competition.
6th March 2014
University of Illinois to consider adding gender reassignment to health insurance plan
7:19 PM — The University of Illinois will on Thursday vote on whether to add cover for gender reassignment cover to health insurance plans used by many students.
4th March 2014
Ellen accused of being ‘transphobic and disrespectful’ over Liza Minnelli ‘impersonator’ jibe 35
12:33 PM — Television star Ellen Degeneres has been accused of being "transphobic and disrespectful", for a joke she made about Liza Minnelli whilst hosting the Oscars.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.
2nd March 2014
Hong Kong: Lawmakers to debate bill for equal recognition of ‘non-operative’ transgender people 2
5:02 PM — Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate over a bill that would allow transgender people unwilling to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to have the same rights as 'post-operative' transsexuals.