Transgender rights

What are gender-critical beliefs?
Weight lifter Laurel Hubbard
Today’s big question

What are gender-critical beliefs?

Judge-led panel ruled that such views should be protected under the Equality Act
27 Jul 2021
Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
The transgender flag
In Brief

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Kushner, puberty and a telescopic loss
Senior Trump advisor Jared Kushner
In Review

The Week Unwrapped: Kushner, puberty and a telescopic loss

What is Jared Kushner up to? How will a new court ruling affect young trans people? And why was a great telescope left to rot?
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Tories should hope that Trump loses’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Tories should hope that Trump loses’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 9 September
9 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 8 July
8 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’
UK lockdown coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 July
7 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’
JK Rowling
In Depth

Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 12 June
12 Jun 2020

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12 Jun 2020
Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay
J.K. Rowling
In Depth

Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay

Harry Potter author says experiences as a domestic abuse survivor influenced decision to speak out
11 Jun 2020
Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets
JK Rowling
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets

Harry Potter author facing online backlash over ‘anti-trans comments’
8 Jun 2020
Why are transgender hate crime rates soaring?
london pride
In Depth

Why are transgender hate crime rates soaring?

New figures show number of reported incidents in UK has risen by 81%
27 Jun 2019
How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?
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In Depth

How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?

Scotland puts transgender reforms on hold following outcry
21 Jun 2019
Dallas deaths: why are black transgender women being killed?
Chynal Lindsey
In Depth

Dallas deaths: why are black transgender women being killed?

Police call in FBI amid fears of serial attacker
5 Jun 2019
Brighton schools hand out pronoun stickers for trans pupils
Pronouns sticker
In Brief

Brighton schools hand out pronoun stickers for trans pupils

The labels are part of a city council campaign to prevent ‘misgendering’
3 Apr 2019
Catholic quizzed by police for ‘misgendering’ transwoman
In Brief

Catholic quizzed by police for ‘misgendering’ transwoman

Caroline Farrow to be interviewed under caution following complaint about Twitter comments
20 Mar 2019
Caster Semenya case ‘threatens to destroy women’s sport’
Caster Semenya
In Depth

Caster Semenya case ‘threatens to destroy women’s sport’

The Olympic champion is appealing against new rules for ‘hyperandrogenic’ competitors
18 Feb 2019
Baby born to trans man in landmark birth certificate case
Baby's feet
In Brief

Baby born to trans man in landmark birth certificate case

The child baby could become the first person without a legal mother
13 Feb 2019
US Supreme Court allows Trump transgender military ban
The Supreme Court of the United States
In Brief

US Supreme Court allows Trump transgender military ban

Justices vote 5-4 on allowing White House to overturn Obama-era policy
23 Jan 2019
Trans pupil barred from changing rooms during shooter drill
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In Brief

Trans pupil barred from changing rooms during shooter drill

Unidentified girl left ‘exposed and vulnerable’ after teachers prevent her from joining female classmates
9 Oct 2018
Man changes gender to get cheaper car insurance
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In Brief

Man changes gender to get cheaper car insurance

The 24-year-old claims to be ‘100% man’ but is legally a woman
31 Jul 2018
Non-binary: does the UK recognise a third gender?
Gender neutral bathroom sign
In Depth

Non-binary: does the UK recognise a third gender?

A Dutch court has urged lawmakers to recognise those who do not want to register as either male or female
29 May 2018
Why ‘trans on Wednesdays’ activist was suspended by Labour
David Lewis
In Brief

Why ‘trans on Wednesdays’ activist was suspended by Labour

David Lewis stoked gender self-indentification row by standing for women’s officer role
24 May 2018
Hundreds of women quit Labour over transgender candidate row
Labour ribbon
In Brief

Hundreds of women quit Labour over transgender candidate row

Mayday4Women group claims party ‘takes women for granted’
1 May 2018
Trans teenagers turning to ‘DIY’ online hormone therapy
Trans teenager laptop computer
In Brief

Trans teenagers turning to ‘DIY’ online hormone therapy

NHS warns of potential ‘irreversible’ side effects of prescription-only drugs bought on internet
30 Apr 2018
Pakistan opens first transgender school
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In Depth

Pakistan opens first transgender school

Founders hope vocational courses will enable marginalised community to find acceptance
24 Apr 2018
Marvia Malik: Pakistan hires first transgender news anchor
Marvia Malik
In Brief

Marvia Malik: Pakistan hires first transgender news anchor

The 21-year-old journalist and model said she was ‘moved to tears’ when offered the job
27 Mar 2018
German Playboy’s gets first transgender cover model
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In Depth

German Playboy’s gets first transgender cover model

21-year-old model follows in footsteps of US Playboy cover star Ines Rau
11 Jan 2018
Pentagon to allow transgender military recruits
Pentagon to move forward with transgender recruitment to the military
In Brief

Pentagon to allow transgender military recruits

Enlistment will begin on 1 January despite Donald Trump’s ban
12 Dec 2017
The teen hoping to become the first transgender MP
Lily Madigan
In Depth

The teen hoping to become the first transgender MP

Lily Madigan’s appointment as women’s officer has sparked a row in the Labour party and the press
4 Dec 2017
Let boys wear tutus and tiaras, says Church of England
Schoolchildren in school uniform
In Depth

Let boys wear tutus and tiaras, says Church of England

New guidance for CofE schools says play is ‘sacred space’ for imagination
13 Nov 2017
How Trump's transgender ban will affect the US military
US protest - transgender military ban
In Depth

How Trump's transgender ban will affect the US military

The US President cited medical costs - but trans healthcare represents just 0.001 per cent of the military budget
27 Jul 2017
Trump bars transgender people from US military
us army
In Brief

Trump bars transgender people from US military

President reverses Obama-era policy, citing 'costs and disruption' to armed forces
27 Jul 2017
Jenni Murray sparks outrage with trans women column
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chats with presenter Jenni Murray as she attends a reception and recording at Buckingham Palace to mark the announcement of the Wom
In Depth

Jenni Murray sparks outrage with trans women column

BBC Woman's Hour presenter claims men who have had a sex change are not 'real women'
6 Mar 2017
Two transgender women 'beaten to death' in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia transgender LGBT
In Brief

Two transgender women 'beaten to death' in Saudi Arabia

Amna and Meeno, aged 35 and 26, reportedly thrown into sacks and tortured by police
3 Mar 2017
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