19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
US extends non-discrimination laws to transgender people 96
2:38 PM — The US Justice Department has reinterpreted existing laws to prevent workplace discrimination against trans people.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
Christine Goodwin, whose case launched the Gender Recognition Act, dies 7
10:50 AM — Trans campaigner Christine Goodwin has died aged 77 after a long illness.
18th December 2014
Malaysia: government stops funding organisation for trans women 1
1:50 PM — The Malaysian government has abruptly stopped funding an organisation that provides support for trans women, sex workers and people with HIV.
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe 5
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
16th December 2014
US: Appeals court overturns ruling that trans inmate must have gender reassignment surgery 33
6:49 PM — In a blow for a trans inmate, an appeals court has overturned a previous ruling which said she should be given gender reassignment surgey whilst in prison.
15th December 2014
Trans Labour candidate writes Sun column to respond to ‘joke’ about her 10
3:16 PM — Labour candidate Emily Brothers has written a response to Rod Liddle in the Sun.
India: Government proposes benefits for trans children 2
2:15 PM — The Indian government has outlined plans for helping families support trans children.
Chelsea Manning’s relatives claim she was ‘tortured’ by US military 6
12:45 PM — British relatives of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning have made claims that she was "tortured" by US authorities.
Murder charges filed against US marine in death of transgender woman 4
10:22 AM — Murder charges were filed on Monday by prosecutors in the Philippines against a US marine in the death of a transgender woman.
13th December 2014
Transgender Green candidate: There’s a woeful lack of trans politicians 22
6:50 PM — A transgender parliamentary candidate for the Green Party has spoken about the challenges of running for office.
17,000 call on The Sun to apologise for ‘joke’ about blind transgender candidate 14
1:19 PM — Over 17,000 people have signed a petition calling on The Sun to apologise for publishing a column asking how a blind, transgender Labour candidate knew “she was the wrong sex”.
12th December 2014
Hate group want to amend US Constitution to ‘outlaw’ trans people 11
1:30 PM — American anti-LGBT group Family Research Council have suggested a constitutional amendment to ban legal recognition of trans people.
Sun columnist apologises for ‘joke’ about blind transgender Labour candidate 13
12:46 PM — Sun columnist Rod Liddle has apologised for asking how a blind, trans Labour Parliamentary Candidate knew "she was the wrong sex".
EU report: Nearly half of trans people face repeated violence 3
11:42 AM — The EU has published a report uncovering some shocking statistics about the levels of transphobia in member states.
11th December 2014
The Sun on blind, trans Labour candidate: ‘How did she know she was the wrong sex?’ 31
4:53 PM — Writing in the Sun newspaper, Rod Liddle has asked how a blind, trans Labour Parliamentary Candidate knew "she was the wrong sex".
10th December 2014
Exeter pensioner mistakenly sent confidential details of transgender NHS patients 3
5:59 PM — A pensioner from Exeter is receiving dozens of confidential letters meant for an NHS clinic that helps trans people.
Virginia school board votes against trans students bathroom rights 12
2:28 PM — A US school board has voted to ban trans students from using the appropriate toilets and changing rooms.
9th December 2014
Ed Miliband welcomes first trans Parliamentary candidate 1
3:33 PM — The leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has tweeted his support for a Parliamentary Candidate standing for the party, who came out as transgender in an interview on PinkNews today.