25th February 2013
Turkish actor: ‘Gender reassignment was my choice and now I’m free’ 24
3:35 PM — A Turkish trans man actor has come out, discussing his decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery and his experiences prior, saying that he now feels "free" and like he has been "born again".
22nd February 2013
Vietnam: Decision on trans woman’s official identity recognition awaits input from prime minister 6
11:13 PM — A decision by Vietnamese officials to reverse the legal recognition of Pham Le Quynh Tram's female gender has been halted by the Justice Ministry while they await the input of the prime minister.
London: Met police officers investigated for allegedly mocking transgender woman in Soho arrest
11:51 AM — The Directorate of Professional Standards has launched an investigation after Metropolitan Police officers were accused of mocking a transgender woman during an arrest in Soho.
20th February 2013
US: Washington DC bill could make legal birth certificate gender alterations easier 1
1:47 AM — A bill introduced on Tuesday could make it easier for transgender residents of Washington DC to legally alter the gender on their birth certificate, by eliminating the need for a court order to do so.
18th February 2013
Australia: Trans and intersex inclusive birth certificate amendments considered by lawmakers
9:02 PM — Birth certificates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) could soon be more inclusive of transgender and intersex people, by ceasing to require gender reassignment before allowing people to alter the gender on a birth certificate.
US: Massachusetts issues rules respecting identity of transgender students 3
8:05 PM — The Massachusetts Department of Education has said that students should be able to use facilities like bathrooms and join sports teams according to the gender they identify with.
Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia means people are leaving Poland 10
12:48 PM — Polish Trans MP Anna Grodzka says homophobia and transphobia in Poland explains why many LGBT people end up leaving the country.
14th February 2013
Video: Green MP Caroline Lucas comes @Out4Marriage and trans inclusion at Parliament 1
2:23 PM — After casting her vote in favour of equal marriage at last Tuesday's vote on it in the House of Commons, Green MP Caroline Lucas gave an impassioned speech to LGBT rights advocates.
13th February 2013
US: Increase in colleges providing health insurance to trans students
6:48 PM — A growing number of America's top universities are now extending health insurance coverage to transgender students, that's according to campaigners.
12th February 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust launches extensive online trans health service
5:09 PM — UK HIV and sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), announces its launch of a new health and wellbeing advice service for transgender people.
8th February 2013
Trans woman student abused and shoved out of toilets at Leeds University 268
3:13 PM — A trans woman student at Leeds University was verbally abused and pushed out of the Student Union's female toilets by two girls.
Polish trans MP Anna Grodzka loses out on deputy speaker job in parliamentary vote 9
12:11 PM — Anna Grodzka, the transgender MP who had been a contender for the position of deputy speaker, has lost out in a parliamentary vote that chose to keep the incumbent deputy speaker in the role.
6th February 2013
US: State finds six surgeons to perform gender reassignment for trans woman prisoner
1:37 PM — The US state of Massachusetts has found six surgeons willing to perform gender reassignment on a trans woman prisoner allowed to have the surgery in prison.
4th February 2013
Comment: Thank you Prime Minister for supporting equal marriage, it is going to benefit the trans community 22
12:20 PM — Conservative Party member Tara Hewitt has written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, thanking him for supporting equal marriage in the face of heavy opposition from his party.
30th January 2013
LGBT people in French Polynesia follow French equal marriage and adoption debates 6
11:30 PM — Now that the debate on France's equal marriage and adoption law has gone before parliament, French Polynesia has begun watching the early stages closely.
Oregon: Bar owner accused of discriminating against transgender customers
5:46 PM — The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.
28th January 2013
Brazillian trans model features in Benetton ad campaign 19
12:37 PM — A global advertising campaign by United Colors of Benetton has launched, and features a Brazillian trans woman model.
24th January 2013
US: 11-year-old trans girl says Obama should have mentioned trans people at his inauguration 11
3:06 PM — An trans girl has written a speech in response to that given by US President Barack Obama at his public inauguration on Monday, during which he referred to the gay community.
Video: ‘Negative’ IKEA advert slammed by Thai trans rights group 16
2:04 PM — A recently unveiled advert for IKEA in Thailand has been heavily criticised for its depiction of a trans woman, which has been described by a trans rights group as a "violation of human rights", and "negative and stereotypical."
19th January 2013
Gay activist arrested and beaten in Honduras gay bar raid 4
2:30 PM — A leading gay rights campaigner in Honduras was arrested and assaulted in a raid on a bar frequented by LGBT people, reports suggest.