13th February 2014
Guide: Facebook’s new gender options 15
9:38 PM — Facebook is currently rolling out an update which will allow trans and gender variant people a lot more choice when it comes to gender. We've distilled down the changes.
Facebook introduces custom gender options 6
6:53 PM — Facebook is to introduce custom gender options, instead of forcing people to choose between 'male' and 'female'.
Court orders Texas to recognise marriages of trans people 2
6:29 PM — A district court has ruled that Texas must recognise the marriages of trans people.
Cambodian trans activist wins David Kato award
3:15 PM — Cambodian trans activist Sotheavy Sou has won the 2014 David Kato award.
12th February 2014
Canada: British trans woman ‘detained in men’s jail’ after visa violation 13
12:53 PM — A British trans woman has been detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa dispute.
11th February 2014
US: Trans student crowned homecoming king
5:32 PM — A North Carolina trans student has been crowned his high school's homecoming king.
Adidas bans the word ‘gay’ from customisable trainers 13
3:25 PM — One day after announcing Olympic bronze medal-winning diver Tom Daley as the face of a new campaign, it has emerged that Adidas blocks the word "gay" from its customisable trainers bought online.
7th February 2014
US: Trans student nominated for homecoming king
2:06 PM — A trans student in North Carolina has been nominated to be his school's homecoming king.
6th February 2014
Maine: Court rules school was wrong to ban trans girl from using female toilets 1
4:01 PM — A Maine court has ruled that it is a violation of a trans girl's human rights for her school to prevent her from using the female bathroom.
5th February 2014
Piers Morgan under fire for transphobia after repeatedly referring to trans woman as a ‘former man’ 36
5:19 PM — Journalist and trans rights campaigner Janet Mock has accused CNN presenter Piers Morgan of attempting to "sensationalise" her life after featuring her as a chat show guest, where she was repeatedly referred to as a "former man."
Comment: Scotland’s passing of equal marriage is an important moment for trans and intersex people 4
11:10 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Scottish Transgender Alliance Development Officer Nathan Gale says Scotland's decision to legalise equal marriage will benefit trans and intersex people.
4th February 2014
‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe apologises for ‘transphobic’ joke on chat show 7
6:15 PM — Precious star Gabourey Sidibe has apologised for using a transphobic slur on a late night US talk show.
30th January 2014
US retail giant Barneys launches new catalogue featuring 17 transgender models 6
3:34 PM — The spring catalogue and magazine campaign for Barneys New York has been praised for its inclusion of 17 transgender models.
Study: 60% of trans people refused medical care attempt suicide 5
1:47 PM — A study by the Williams Institute found that 60% of trans people who have been refused medical care have attempted suicide.
29th January 2014
UK: Brothers who were ‘having a laugh’ as they punched and stamped on trans woman, avoid prison 19
5:02 PM — Two brothers who punched, kicked and stamped on a trans woman whilst "having a laugh", will avoid a jail term, a court heard on Monday.
27th January 2014
Kuwait: Trans women arrested under law which bans ‘imitating the opposite sex’ 5
6:39 PM — More than half a dozen trans women have been arrested in Kuwait for "imitating the opposite sex", in the past week.
Comment: Stonewall’s complicated relationship with trans activists is based on old arguments 27
2:54 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Lib Dem councillor Sarah Brown reflects on the sometimes fraught relationship between Stonewall and trans activists, and says she hopes they can work together going forward.
23rd January 2014
Stonewall to have ‘lots of conversations’ including with trans groups, following Chief Exec resignation 33
6:01 PM — The Deputy Chief Executive of gay rights charity Stonewall says she will not rule out beginning a new dialogue with trans groups, following the resignation of Chief Executive Ben Summerskill.
16th January 2014
Comment: Spousal veto amendment is a victory for trans equality in Scotland 7
11:48 AM — Tom French, of the Equality Network, says the decision to remove the spousal veto from Scotland's equal marriage bill is a crucial victory for trans and intersex people.
Scottish parliamentary committee votes to remove spousal veto from equal marriage bill 3
11:00 AM — The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has voted unanimously to pass an amendment by MSP Linda Fabiani in favour of removing the spousal veto from the country’s equal marriage bill.