23rd February 2015
US: New Defence Secretary backs calls to end ban on trans people in the military
11:39 AM — The new US Defence Secretary has voiced support for calls to end the ban on transgender people serving in the military.
Not guilty plea entered for US marine charged for murder of trans woman 1
8:25 AM — A not guilty plea has been entered in the Philippines on behalf of the US marine charged with the murder of a transgender woman.
22nd February 2015
The gayest day ever, and 6 other stories you might have missed 1
8:04 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
21st February 2015
Lawmaker speaks out for his transgender granddaughter’s rights 1
6:34 PM — A prominent lawmaker has revealed that he has a transgender granddaughter, while speaking out in favour of trans rights.
Pope compares transgender people to nuclear weapons 97
11:39 AM — The Pope has compared the threat of transgender people to nuclear weapons.
20th February 2015
NHS England: Trans people shouldn’t wait longer than 18 weeks for treatment 31
12:39 PM — NHS England has affirmed the rights of trans people to be treated within 18 weeks of referral - despite growing backlogs in the system leaving some waiting years.
19th February 2015
Trans model recreates THAT naked Adam Levine photo 45
3:16 PM — A transgender model has recreated a famed (almost) naked photo of Maroon 5's Adam Levine.
Fifteen year old trans teen kills himself 330
2:07 PM — A fifteen year old transgender teenager has killed himself after scheduling a suicide note to be published on Tumblr.
17th February 2015
Italian university to give trans students option of ‘aliases’ to protect privacy 1
3:57 PM — An Italian university has announced that it plans to give transgender students the option of using an online 'alias' to borrow books from the library or register for exams.
Comment: Why Stonewall’s decision to lobby on trans issues was the right one 32
2:57 PM — Having been one of the first trans activists to meet with Stonewall during the charity's consultation period into lobbying on trans issues, Reubs Walsh writes for PinkNews on why the change was the right one to make.
16th February 2015
Stonewall announces it will now campaign for trans rights too 79
10:30 AM — In an historic move, equality charity Stonewall has announced that it will begin lobbying on trans issues.
15th February 2015
PM kisses drag queens, and 6 other stories you might have missed
8:19 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Mary Beard left ‘wanting to cry’ after row over trans ‘censorship’ letter 274
7:27 PM — Academic Mary Beard was left "wanting to cry" after becoming embroiled in a row over an open letter warning about the "censorship" of people's opinions about trans people.
Peter Tatchell criticised for signing letter warning of trans ‘censorship’ 509
6:04 PM — Rights activist Peter Tatchell is under fire for signing an open letter condemning the "silencing of individuals" who make controversial comments about trans people.
14th February 2015
Irish MEP: Government’s gender recognition bill is an insult to trans people 2
5:45 PM — Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has attacked the Irish government's "disgraceful" draft gender recognition bill.
Glee features 200-member transgender choir 10
4:57 PM — Glee has featured a choir made up of over 200 real-life trans people, as part of a storyline in which a character transitions.
13th February 2015
Lib Dems select trans candidate Zoe O’Connell
5:45 PM — Trans activist Zoe O'Connell has been selected as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats.
Trans actress to Germaine Greer: I do have a smelly vagina 162
3:10 PM — Banana actress Bethany Black has responded to Germaine Greer's comments about trans women.
US military finally gives go-ahead for Chelsea Manning gender transition 3
12:27 PM — The US military has finally approved Chelsea Manning for access to hormone therapy, according to reports.
12th February 2015
Emily Brothers calls for stronger press regulation in Cambridge Union speech 4
11:25 AM — Labour's first out trans Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers spoke passionately about her journey at the Cambridge Union, and told PinkNews she thought trans issues are the "new frontier of equality".