• 14 Mar 2024

    Author Armistead Maupin is a pioneer – writing about AIDS and HIV for a mass audience and daring to include gay, lesbian, trans and queer lives when few others were. His ‘Tales of the City’ series, which started as a newspaper column in 1974, became worldwide best-selling novels and a Netflix series. It chronicles the…

  • 18 Sep 2023

    The mother of a young transgender woman who took her own life has paid tribute at the inquest into her daughter’s death – describing her as “full of beauty and grace”.

  • 3 Jul 2018

    “No-one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love,” said Theresa May today, as the government announced the results of the largest ever survey of LGBT people, along with a 75-point action plan. Ministers also unveiled a long-awaited consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, which determines how a trans…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    From bullying to isolation – for young people who are coming to terms with their gender and sexuality – life can become a struggle to find acceptance without judgement. There’s a wider debate about proposed changes to the law which would allow people to change their legal gender, without a doctor’s medical diagnosis – but there’s a more fundamental need…

  • 4 Jun 2018

    2017 was one of the deadliest years for transgender people in the United States. At least 28 murders were reported by the Human Rights Campaign, the worst on record. Many in the LGBT community fear the struggle for acceptance has taken a step backwards under President Trump. His administration has already tried to ban transgender…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Today is Thanksgiving when America gathers around a large roasted bird to give thanks and make up. President Trump broadcast his own fireside message today, but the last year has been marred by toxic division – much of it stirred up by the President himself. One minority community that feels targeted by his legislative agenda…

  • 24 Oct 2017

    50 children a week are being referred to the UK’s main gender identity clinic, yet only around 25 per cent of young children with gender dysphoria go on to be trans adults. FactCheck looks at the figures.

  • 23 Jul 2017

    Adults could be legally allowed to change their gender without a medical diagnosis and without having to live for two years as their desired gender.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    From bullying to mental distress to anxiety about telling parents: a record number of children are seeking counselling about gender identity, some of them as young as 11. I’ve been talking to a transgender teenager Felix about his story.

  • 13 Feb 2016

    Issues around sexuality and gender are still sensitive in Indonesia – but there are some more positive signs of tolerance – like a school for transgender women, known as Waria. Jonathan Miller visit the world’s first transgender madrassa.