Bank ordered to pay compensation after mistaking trans woman for ‘fraud’ 4
11:21 AM — The Financial Ombudsman Service has ordered a bank to pay compensation, after a trans woman was blocked from her account because she has a deep voice.
Pope meets with transgender man 12
10:47 AM — The Pope has reportedly granted a private audience to a transgender man.
24th January 2015
Q&A: Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt answers readers’ questions 75
8:00 PM — Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt has answered a series of questions posed by PinkNews readers.
23rd January 2015
Transgender worker ‘sacked’ for using female toilets 12
2:56 PM — A trans woman has alleged she was sacked by an employer because she refused to stop using the women's toilets.
Green Party LGBTIQ group condemns candidate after transgender row 90
12:52 PM — The Green Party's LGBTIQ group has spoken out against one of the party's candidates, after he made a number of controversial comments about trans people.
22nd January 2015
Only 13 US states give trans students the right to use the correct toilet 12
4:23 PM — Across the United States, the issue of education rights for trans students is becoming a bigger issue
North Carolina Democratic candidate calls trans opponent a ‘man’ 3
11:23 AM — A candidate to lead the North Carolina Democratic Party has apologised for calling her trans opponent a 'man'.
Sacked trans police officer sues US city 3
10:54 AM — Trans woman Francesca Quaranta is suing a Connecticut city for firing her after she came out as trans.
21st January 2015
Obama changed LGBT awareness by saying just three words 6
8:22 AM — US President Barack Obama has marked the end of an exceptional 12 months for global LGBT awareness by becoming the first president to explicitly use the term in the State of the Union address.
20th January 2015
US Senator proposes bounty for trans students in the ‘wrong’ bathroom 23
10:57 AM — A Republican State Senator for Kentucky has proposed a bill that would offer students money if they report trans students found in appropriate bathrooms for their gender.
19th January 2015
Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery 17
7:42 PM — Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.
Turkey’s first ever sheltered housing for trans women opens
4:07 PM — Turkey's first ever sheltered housing project for transgender women has opened in Istanbul.
British Army officer: I was ‘living an act’ before coming out as trans 7
12:59 PM — An officer in the British Army has opened up about being transgender.
18th January 2015
Russell Brand attacks ‘dystopian’ bullying of Bruce Jenner over gender speculation 1
5:58 PM — Russell Brand has laid into media outlets including TMZ for speculating about the gender of former Olympian Bruce Jenner.
17th January 2015
WATCH: Glee character comes out as transgender 1
1:38 PM — Warning: This article contains spoilers. A character on musical TV show 'Glee' has surprised fans by coming out as a transgender man.
16th January 2015
Magazine condemned for photoshopped picture of Bruce Jenner as trans woman
7:17 PM — A magazine has come under fire for altering a picture of Bruce Jenner - after rumours the athlete is transgender.
15th January 2015
UK’s first LGBT school planned for Manchester 158
6:42 PM — Plans to open the first LGBT school in the UK are under way,with funding secured, and a site selected in Manchester.
Thailand to recognise third gender 1
11:37 AM — Thailand's new constitution will include references to a third gender for the first time.
Serbian officer forced to retire after coming out as transgender 1
11:19 AM — An activist group in Serbian has submitted a complaint after it says a transgender veteran officer in the country's military was forcibly retired after coming out as transgender.
14th January 2015
Kellie Maloney to undergo gender reassignment surgery 4
6:10 PM — Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has announced that she has been given the go ahead by her doctor to have gender reassignment surgery.