18th August 2013
Germany: Birth certificates to gain third gender option 19
11:34 AM — Germany will become the first country in Europe to introduce a third option for assigning gender on birth certificates, giving the choice to leave the space blank.
17th August 2013
Pakistan: Reality show contestant says trans people ‘should be killed’ 13
12:47 PM — A young woman appearing on a popular Pakistani reality show has said that all trans people "should be killed" as they are "useless" burdens on society.
16th August 2013
Lib Dem Baroness Barker: I regret that Parliament failed to make the marriage bill trans inclusive 6
2:55 PM — Speaking to Diva magazine, gay Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker says it's wrong that trans people still require their spouse’s consent before they can have their gender legally recognised.
Prominent trans campaigners condemn use of #fuckcispeople in Twitter argument 103
2:43 PM — Several prominent trans campaigners have condemned the recent use of a hashtag on Twitter attacking non-trans people.
13th August 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: I am disappointed David Cameron has not taken a stronger stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws 13
2:16 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has written to Foreign Office Minister David Lidington expressing her “deep concerns” at Russia’s anti-gay legislation and says Britain should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics - unless its moved from Russia.
Transgender students to be granted more rights in California 2
1:41 PM — Legislation passed in California this week will grant sweeping new rights to transgender students attending public schools in the state.
12th August 2013
Analysis: Why life is getting harder for LGBT Russians 6
2:22 PM — At the weekend's central London demonstration against Russia's anti-gay laws, PinkNews.co.uk spoke to PhD student Anna Grigoryeva on what life is like for her LGBT friends in Moscow.
9th August 2013
Comment: How Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill can be improved for trans and intersex people 25
6:51 PM — Scottish Transgender Alliance Development Officer Nathan Gale explains how Scotland's same-sex marriage bill does not achieve equality for transgender people.
Transgender actress reflects on ‘complicated’ role of playing trans character in hit Netflix drama 2
5:40 PM — Transgender Actress Laverne Cox has reflected on her role in hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, to say that she is "grateful" for the role to have come her way, and spoke of the challenge it offer to her, saying she was one of the most "complicated" characters she had taken on.
8th August 2013
Australia: Court allows trans teenagers to undergo hormone therapy 3
5:06 PM — An Australian family court judge has given permission for two trans teenagers to undergo hormone treatment, after it was revealed that both teens had self-harmed and contemplated suicide.
7th August 2013
UK: National Transgender Memorial vandalised 22
2:14 PM — A memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has been vandalised in Manchester.
6th August 2013
Turkish Government urged to protect transgender women from murder 3
7:07 PM — The Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA) has condemned a series of violent attacks and murders against transgender women in Turkey.
2nd August 2013
Lucy Meadows coroner rebuked by complaints office for criticising transphobic press 11
4:04 PM — The coroner who wrote to the Culture Secretary to express his disgust at the press following the death of transgender school teacher Lucy Meadows is reported to have been given an official rebuke by the Office for Judicial Complaints.
UK: Around 100 LGBT hate crimes are recorded each week by police 21
2:00 PM — A new report by hate crime charity Galop shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse in the UK.
Human Rights Watch condemns killing of Jamaican transgender teenager 8
1:00 PM — Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Jamaica to conduct a "thorough, impartial and effective investigation" into last month’s killing of a transgender teenager.
31st July 2013
Ministry of Defence LGBT Network: Biphobia and transphobia are ‘new frontiers’ for workplace equality 2
4:28 PM — A Human Resources professional for the Ministry of Defence LGBT Network has said that although workplace equality has come a long way since the ban of gay people in the military, ‘B’ and ‘T’ still represent significant hurdles for full LGBT acceptance.
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
24th July 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch conducts civil partnership 11
12:02 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has officiated at a same-sex civil partnership for one of his closest friends.
23rd July 2013
US: Trans activists hope new campaign group can help end transphobic military ban 5
4:47 PM — Several transgender campaigners have announced they are splitting away from America’s largest LGBT military service member advocacy group and forming a new organisation.
21st July 2013
US: Letting trans children live according to their identity is ‘child abuse’, says attorney 26
4:22 PM — An attorney from the Christian legal group Liberty Counsel has claimed that parents who support their transgender children by letting them live according to their identity are committing "nothing short of child abuse."