10th January 2015
European human rights commissioner attacks Russian law banning transgender drivers 24
3:41 PM — The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has attacked a new Russian law which bans transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
Did you know? Katie Hopkins once backed the UK’s first trans MEP
1:18 PM — Controversy-monger Katie Hopkins is set to cause a storm on Celebrity Big Brother - but most people are unaware that she once backed the UK's first transgender MEP.
9th January 2015
Comment: I understand how Leelah Alcorn must have felt, by Emily Brothers 4
6:17 PM — Out transgender Labour Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers writes for PinkNews on her own experiences of contemplating suicide and on the suicide of trans teen Leelah Alcorn.
Town rallies to provide terminally ill trans woman’s dream wedding 5
5:50 PM — A town has rallied to fulfill the dying wish of a terminally ill trans woman, who wants to marry her female partner.
Jerry Springer: My show isn’t transphobic, people just behave badly 3
2:36 PM — Jerry Springer has denied claims that his talk show exploits vulnerable transgender people.
Russia bans transgender people from driving 25
11:48 AM — Russia has enacted new rules banning transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
8th January 2015
American Idol contestant comes out as trans
2:17 PM — Season 12 American Idol consetant Jaidah Christina Davila has come out as a trans woman.
Calls for gender recognition in Gibraltar
1:43 PM — Gibraltar's Equality Rights Group have called on the government to provide rights for trans people.
US writer blames Leelah Alcorn’s suicide on demonic possession 11
1:13 PM — Conservative Christian writer Gina Miller has blamed the suicide of Leelah Alcorn on demon possession.
7th January 2015
Trans woman denied access to Western Wall in Jerusalem 12
2:35 PM — A trans woman was denied access to both the woman's and the men's section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Nepal to allow third gender on passports 3
12:54 PM — The Nepalese government is to issue passports with a third gender option for citizens who do not identify as male or female.
Catholic deacon writes touching blog about his trans daughter 2
11:49 AM — A Catholic deacon in the US has written about being the supportive parent of a trans child
5th January 2015
Meet India’s first ever out transgender mayor 3
9:39 AM — For the first time a transgender candidate has won a mayoral election in India.
4th January 2015
Photos: London vigil for transgender teen Leelah Alcorn 12
5:24 PM — A vigil was held in Trafalgar Square for transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who took her own life last week.
US: 74-year-old veteran is first to receive gender surgery on Medicare
4:00 PM — A 74-year-old transgender Army veteran has become the first person to receive gender reassignment surgery on a government Medicare plan.
My Chemical Romance guitarist dedicates song to transgender teen Leelah Acorn 2
3:35 PM — The lead guitarist of My Chemical Romance has dedicated a song to the memory of teenager Leelah Alcorn, after she took her own life.
3rd January 2015
Leelah Alcorn’s blog and suicide note deleted from Tumblr 14
4:17 PM — The blog of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn has been deleted - removing a suicide note that she had left on the website.
Transgender Labour candidate Emily Brothers reveals past suicide attempt 3
11:51 AM — Labour candidate Emily Brothers has revealed that she once attempted to take her own life because of her gender.
2nd January 2015
Vigils to be held tomorrow for transgender teen Leelah Alcorn 11
6:51 PM — Vigils are set to be held tomorrow in memory of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.
Leelah Alcorn’s mother refuses to use female pronouns: ‘He was a good boy’ 74
10:59 AM — Despite Leelah Alcorn's tragic suicide, her mother continues to refuse to use appropriate pronouns in an interview, saying: "We don't support that."