31st March 2014
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.
17th February 2014
Italian transgender former MP arrested over rainbow protest in Sochi 7
11:18 AM — A transgender Italian politician and LGBT campaigner has reportedly been arrested in Sochi for demonstrating against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
14th February 2014
Comment: What the trans community could learn about labels from the Piers Morgan controversy 8
5:42 PM — Writing for PinkNews, the vice chair of LGBTory, Zoe Kirk-Robinson, suggests that the trans community could learn from a recent controversy around Piers Morgan, to use correct labels, and educate others to do the same.
British trans woman back in UK, after detention in men’s jail in Canada 5
5:18 PM — A British trans woman who was detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa violation has arrived back in the UK.
Want to know more about LGBT fostering or adoption in the UK? Check out these free events 1
12:03 PM — As the 3rd annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week approaches, LGBT people are encouraged to learn more about the possibility of adoption and fostering.
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'.