12th October 2012
Canada: New birth certificate rules for transgender people in Ontario 18
6:46 PM — Transgender people in Ontario can now amend their gender on their birth certificates without first having to undergo gender confirmation surgery.
5th October 2012
Canada: Trans group mourns killing of one of its members
6:28 PM — The victim has been identified as January Marie Lapuz, according to CTV News.
25th September 2012
New York: Arrest in McDonald’s anti-trans attack case
2:30 PM — 24-year-old Jamar McLeod was attacked by a man who reportedly made homophobic slurs about his transgender girlfriend, Jaslisa Griffin.
18th September 2012
Terrence Higgins Trust launches new transgender online resource 7
2:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched two new support guides for the UK’s transgender community.
4th September 2012
US: Suspected murderer of transgendered woman gains new lawyer 1
3:58 PM — In Washington DC, a 55-year-old man accused of stabbing a transgender woman in the face back in February has been assigned a new defence lawyer.
6th August 2012
ObamaCare ‘will ban discrimination against transgender people’ 6
10:10 PM — A senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services has told transgender rights groups that federal health programmes and companies receiving federal dollars are barred from discriminating against trans people.
31st July 2012
Video: Matrix director Lana Wachowski speaks on film after transition 12
4:15 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski has appeared on film for what is believed to be the first time since transitioning.
29th July 2012
Oxford University changes dress code for transgender students 14
9:04 PM — Transgender students at Oxford University will be permitted to wear formal dress appropriate to their new sex. The institution has changed its strict dress code for students taking exams or attending formal events after a campus LGBT group intervened.
27th July 2012
Liverpool: Two-year project on life of April Ashley launched 4
2:57 PM — Arts festival Homotopia is preparing to launch a two year heritage project to research, explore and document the experiences of transgender people in Britain over the past 70 years, focussing on the life of trans model and actress April Ashley.
24th July 2012
Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam 34
12:07 PM — A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.
19th July 2012
Video: Warren Beatty’s transgender son speaks out 10
11:26 PM — The transgender son of actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening has spoken about his life and experiences. Stephen Beatty, 20, who was born physically female, began transition at the age of 14. He has made a video for WeHappyTrans.com.
18th July 2012
New protocol puts more power in the hands of Scottish trans people 6
5:40 PM — A new protocol issued this week by the Scottish Government is set to revolutionise the way trans people are served by the health system.
17th July 2012
Sweden: Trans asylum seeker’s partner to be deported to Russia 9
2:53 PM — Russian trans asylum seeker, Lita, who is currently in hiding somewhere in Sweden, narrowly escaped being caught last week. But her partner and boyfriend Anton was apprehended by police and is now in deportation prison in Flen, from where he will shortly be removed to Russia.
11th July 2012
Canada: Toronto trans community pays tribute to leader who killed himself 3
11:45 PM — Tributes have been paid to a Canadian transgender community leader who killed himself last week. Kyle Scanlon, who was the education, training, and research coordinator at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, died on July 3rd. Reports said he had suffered long-term chronic depression.
8th July 2012
Australia: ACT bid to remove surgery requirement for trans recognition 3
11:43 PM — Legal and human rights groups in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are pushing to change a law which requires transgender people to have surgery in order to change their legal gender.
6th July 2012
Essex: Head praises ‘greatly loved’ trans teacher 17
9:18 AM — A transgender teacher has been praised for her courage and popularity by staff and pupils at a secondary school in Essex ahead of her transition this summer.
3rd July 2012
Suffolk: Man fined after threatening transgender neighbour 17
12:03 PM — A building worker in Ipswich has been convicted of what is believed to be the first offence officially motivated by transphobia in Suffolk.
19th June 2012
Concern over ‘pernicious’ Freedom of Information requests on LGBT issues 15
4:04 PM — Concern is growing that some national newspapers are abusing Freedom of Information laws to trawl for stories that they then skew to depict LGBT issues in a sensational and negative fashion.
15th June 2012
Ontario approves trans discrimination protections 5
9:31 AM — Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Ontario voted to protect people from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity this week.
12th June 2012
Comment: A safe space to dance for transgender youth 7
4:54 PM — Rachel Sparks talks about coordinating dance groups for trans youth and opening up an environment which they might not usually feel is available to them.