4th January 2015
My Chemical Romance guitarist dedicates song to transgender teen Leelah Acorn 3
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 15
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."
1st January 2015
Over 50,000 sign petition to have Leelah Alcorn’s correct name on tombstone 19
3:16 PM — A petition with over 50,000 signatures has been started to have trans teenager Leelah Alcorn's correct name displayed on her tombstone.
Dan Savage: Leelah Alcorn’s parents should be prosecuted for her suicide 102
12:40 PM — Gay activist Dan Savage has called for the parents of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn, who killed herself, should be prosecuted.
31st December 2014
The UK’s first serving transgender vicar dies aged 60 3
1:36 PM — Reverend Carol Stone, the first serving Church of England transgender priest, has died from cancer at the age of 60.
30th December 2014
Trans teen publishes heartbreaking suicide note: ‘This life isn’t worth living’ 79
6:35 PM — A trans teenager from the US state of Ohio has published a heart-wrenching suicide note online before taking her own life.
26th December 2014
UK: Transphobic crimes soared in 2014 11
1:37 PM — Transgender hate crimes increased substantially this year, figures show.
24th December 2014
Transgender activist Janet Mock announces engagement, launches TV show 1
11:28 AM — Transgender activist Janet Mock - who just landed a new TV show with MSNBC - has also revealed her engagement.
21st December 2014
Transgender RAF pilot who served with Prince William opens up about transition 4
5:50 PM — An RAF Search and Rescue pilot who served alongside Prince William has opened up about her transition for the first time.
19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
US extends non-discrimination laws to transgender people 96
2:38 PM — The US Justice Department has reinterpreted existing laws to prevent workplace discrimination against trans people.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
Christine Goodwin, whose case launched the Gender Recognition Act, dies 7
10:50 AM — Trans campaigner Christine Goodwin has died aged 77 after a long illness.
18th December 2014
Malaysia: government stops funding organisation for trans women 1
1:50 PM — The Malaysian government has abruptly stopped funding an organisation that provides support for trans women, sex workers and people with HIV.
Emily Brothers: I don’t want to be ‘that transgender politician’ 3
11:37 AM — Labour party candidate Emily Brothers has said she doesn't want be labelled as a "transgender politician".
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe 5
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
16th December 2014
US: Appeals court overturns ruling that trans inmate must have gender reassignment surgery 33
6:49 PM — In a blow for a trans inmate, an appeals court has overturned a previous ruling which said she should be given gender reassignment surgey whilst in prison.