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  • 10th October 2011

    Transgender woman set to become Polish MP 16

    Anna Grodzka will be Poland's first transgender MP

    1:29 PM — A transgender woman is expected to become the first trans person in Poland to be elected as an MP. Anna Grodzka, 57, of Krakow, believes she will be the world's only sitting transgender MP if elected for the Palikot Movement party.

  • 4th October 2011

    Transgender woman tells of street abuse 28

    The court heard that Kim Oakland had suffered transphobic abuse

    5:56 PM — A transgender woman from Carlisle has told how she was subjected to transphobic abuse as she walked through the city centre.

  • 30th September 2011

    Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad 38

    The ad was placed in the National Post

    11:19 AM — A right-wing Canadian group claims that school equality policies are "corrupting children". The Institute for Canadian Values ran an ad in the National Post this week urging adults to stop "confusing children" by teaching them about gay and transgender people.

  • 28th September 2011

    Transgender woman tells of DIY surgery 27

    Kirsty Cass tried to carry out her own surgery

    11:37 AM — A transgender woman has revealed how her desperation for sex reassignment surgery led her to try and cut off her genitals. Kirsty Cass, of Crawley, West Sussex, says she almost bled to death after using a Stanley knife to partially sever her penis.

  • 27th September 2011

    Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer 14

    Destiny Lauren was killed at her Kentish Town flat

    11:15 AM — A man convicted for the second time of killing a transgender woman has had his original sentence upheld. Leon Fyle, 23, will serve 21 years for killing 29-year-old Destiny Lauren at her flat in Kentish Town, London, in 2009.

  • 26th September 2011

    Transgender woman says she has been left ‘half man’ by NHS surgery refusal 81

    Cathy Ann Daniels has been told her surgery is for cosmetic reasons

    3:39 PM — A transgender woman from Burnley has accused the NHS of leaving her "half man, half woman" by refusing to pay for her breast surgery. Cathy Ann Daniels, 57, was born physically male and has had some surgery.

  • 16th September 2011

    Australia to allow transgender and intersex passport options 19

    Trans and intersex people can choose their passport gender

    11:48 AM — Changes to passport rules in Australia are about to make travel a great deal easier for intersex or trans individuals. Under the new rules, gender may be recorded on passports as 'M', 'F' – or 'X'.

  • 15th September 2011

    Maryland teenager jailed for five years over attack on transgender woman 40

    Trans activists held a protest after the attack

    1:11 PM — A teenage girl from Baltimore, Maryland, has been sentenced to five years in jail for attacking a transgender woman in a McDonalds' restaurant.

  • 12th September 2011

    Mother of transgender girl says adults, not children, taunt her 56

    The school's headteacher has been supportive, the mother said

    5:32 PM — The mother of a ten-year-old transgender girl in Worcester has told how adults, rather than children, taunt and harass her daughter. The 36-year-old woman, who has not been named to protect her daughter's identity, said that while the girl's classmates had largely accepted her, other parents and adults had not.

  • Harvard University hires ‘gay student life’ director 2

    Harvard has hired a director of LGBT student life (Photo: Chensiyuan)

    5:04 PM — Harvard University has appointed a director of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Lisa 'Lee' Forest, who is currently the head of the GLTB and Allies Pride Center at Bridgewater State University in Massechusetts, will take up the post in November.

  • 7th September 2011

    US medical schools ‘don’t provide enough LGBT training’ 5

    Medical colleges are not giving enough teaching on LGBT issues, the study said

    5:07 PM — A study of American medical schools suggests that they are not giving students enough training on lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues. According to the research, most medical schools provide just five hours on LGBT health issues, while one third offer no training on the matter at all.

  • 1st September 2011

    Cher says Dancing With the Stars viewers will ‘love’ transgender son Chaz 5

    Cher says viewers will love her son

    1:54 PM — Cher says that viewers of Dancing With the Stars will love her transgender son Chaz Bono. Bono will be the first transgender celebrity to appear on the primetime US show and has said he hopes to educate viewers about transgender people.

  • 31st August 2011

    Chaz Bono to appear on Dancing With the Stars 13

    Chaz Bono will appear on Dancing With the Stars

    3:44 PM — Chaz Bono is to take part in the new series of Dancing With the Stars. The 42-year-old, who completed his transition earlier this year, says he hopes to educate viewers about transgender people.

  • 28th July 2011

    Texas university gets gender-neutral toilet 22

    The university has installed a gender neutral bathroom

    4:56 PM — A university in Texas has installed a gender neutral toilet. Officials at the University of Texas in Austin believe the new facility will benefit disabled people and those who need space for medical injections as well as LGBT people.

  • X Factor contestant called ‘tranny’ by staff 66

    The X Factor said the contestant received an apology

    1:38 PM — A transgender X Factor contestant was said to be furious after programme staff mistakenly sent her an email calling her a "tranny". Pamela-Michelle Giovanni, 46, was sent the email by two junior researchers, the Sun reports.

  • 21st July 2011

    Transgender woman shot dead in Washington DC 14

    Lashai McLean was shot on Wednesday morning

    5:12 PM — A transgender woman was shot dead in Washington DC on Wednesday morning. Police said Lashai McLean, 23, was walking along Dix Street in the north-east area with another transgender person when they exchanged words with two men.

  • 19th July 2011

    Malaysian trans woman loses court case over gender change 5

    Malaysia does not allow trans people to be recognised in their new sex

    11:22 AM — A Malaysian trans woman has lost her court case to legally change her sex. Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz, 26, had sex reassignment surgery in 2008 in Thailand and hoped to obtain an identity card declaring she is female.

  • 15th July 2011

    Man pleads not guilty to New Jersey trans woman’s murder

    Victoria Carmen White was shot dead

    1:39 PM — A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a transgender model. Alrashim Chambers, 24, denies shooting Victoria Carmen White, 28, after meeting her on a night out in September last year.

  • 8th July 2011

    National transgender festival Sparkle kicks off 11

    Sparkle is being held this weekend (Photo: Radders Photographic)

    3:40 PM — The national transgender festival, Sparkle, has begun in Manchester. The festival, now in its seventh year, is the biggest event on the trans calendar and is billed as a "celebration of gender diversity".

  • Transgender woman told by Sainsbury’s to use disabled toilet 219

    Two transgender women have been told not to use women's toilets

    12:56 PM — A transgender woman in Surrey has described how staff at a Sainsbury's supermarket told her to use the disabled toilets instead of the women's facility. Stephanie Collins, 55, said she used the women's toilets but as she came out, a staff member stopped her and told her she should not have done.

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