22nd December 2013
US: California group files lawsuit after ‘signatures’ fail to ballot trans bathroom rights law 5
10:58 AM — A California organisation who claimed to have gathered enough signatures to ballot a new law supporting trans students is now filing a lawsuit against the state government, after officials found that only 77 percent of the signatures actually qualified.
20th December 2013
Netherlands bans forced sterilisation to change gender identity on official documents 1
1:22 PM — The Dutch Parliament this week passed a law meaning that trans people who wish to change their gender identity on official documents will not be forced to be sterilised or undergo gender reassignment surgery.
18th December 2013
Vigil held for trans girl aged 14 who committed suicide 14
6:42 PM — A vigil was held in the US town of Racine yesterday in memory of a teenager who took their own life on Sunday.
17th December 2013
US: University of Maryland insurance plans may soon include cover for gender reassignment 1
8:55 PM — Gender reassignment surgery may be covered by the University of Maryland's student insurance plans.
Feature: The importance of trans literature for children and young adults 12
3:26 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, author and lecturer B.J. Epstein explains why it's important that children can benefit from trans characters in literature.
16th December 2013
UK: Trans police officer loses discrimination case against force 8
1:52 PM — A transgender police officer who sued her force after she allegedly had to “out” herself over a police radio system has lost her case at an employment tribunal.
15th December 2013
US: New Jersey Senate approves bill allowing trans people to obtain new birth certificates 1
1:14 PM — A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a bill which would allow the state's health department to re-issue birth certificates to trans or intersex people who have not undergone gender reassignment surgery.
10th December 2013
Sydney: Film accused of homophobia and transphobia wins at film festival 8
11:28 AM — The film 'Bamboozled', which was accused of homophobia and transphobia, has won an award at the Tropfest short film festival in Sydney.
9th December 2013
Trans woman footballer banned from local team until two years after gender confirmation operation 8
1:56 PM — A transgender footballer is prohibited by the Football Association from playing competitively for her local team in Leeds until two years after her gender confirmation surgery.
4th December 2013
Trans Christians express disappointment over Church report and reiterate calls for inclusion 8
12:06 PM — A Christian trans group has described the publication of last week’s Pilling Report as having “very little to say about transgender people” in the Church of England.
3rd December 2013
Trans Media Watch nominated for Charity Organisation of the Year 3
6:54 PM — Trans Media Watch has been nominated for Charity Organisation of the Year at the Winter Pride Awards.
Campaigners appalled after The Sun publishes story of young trans boy on front page 38
1:21 PM — A decision by The Sun to splash on its front page the personal story of a six-year-old trans boy has been branded "irresponsible and potentially harmful" by Trans Media Watch.
1st December 2013
UK: Indian trans asylum seeker fears deportation could lead to ‘torture’ 1
8:58 AM — A trans man who fled to the UK from India has said he will face "torture" at home if he is forced to be deported.
26th November 2013
Chelsea Manning pays tribute to Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk in Thanksgiving article
3:15 PM — Time magazine has published an article by jailed former soldier Chelsea Manning in which she pays tribute to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk.
Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role 3
1:54 PM — British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work portraying a transvestite character in the BBC One drama series Accused.
24th November 2013
US: Colorado school board member says trans students should be ‘castrated’ before using bathrooms 17
2:20 PM — A Colorado school board member has said that transgender students should undergo "castration" before allowing them the right to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.
India: Hundreds march in campaign to end LGBT discrimination
1:15 PM — Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through the streets of New Delhi recently in a demand to end LGBT stigmatisation and discrimination in India.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
20th November 2013
Trans duo Zachs & Krieg to perform single live online for Transgender Day of Remembrance
3:04 PM — Stockholm-based transgender musical duo Zachs and Krieg are to offer a performance of their single, released in support of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, this evening in a live feed, as well as listing the list of murdered trans people from the past twelve months.
18th November 2013
London to hold annual Transgender Day of Remembrance 4
6:48 PM — The ninth annual remembrance event in London for those murdered and driven to death for being transgender will be held on Wednesday.