A new policy announced by the Ministry of Justice will help transgender prisoners to be treated with respect.
But it may be that at some point in the future, coming out will become a thing of the past.
At age four treatment for gender dysphoria consists of counselling, and nothing irreversible.
A 1992 paper predicted that if women's running performance continued to improve as rapidly as it had since the 1920s, top women athletes would soon be running as quickly as the men.
Transgender children have been the focus of considerable media attention in Australia over the past two years. Much of this has been positive, focused on the rights of transgender children.
Poor mental health in transgender people is primarily the product of social stigma and violence. This counters the view that being transgender is itself pathological.
The strongest resistance to the United Nations resolution to promote LGBTI rights came from Muslim and African states. Many of these countries still criminalise same-sex relationships.
The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
This week our collaborators at the PBS debate show Point Taken ask: is the U.S. moving too quickly or too slowly on gender rights?
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
Some feminists are causing controversy for challenging views about what it means to be a woman.
One of the primary ways people express their gender is through their voice. Voice features such as pitch, voice quality and inflection signal the person’s gender to others.
Gender is more of a flexible state than most people think. And as children, we start out thinking more flexibly about gender than we end up as adults.
The Australian Christian Lobby's Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.
Both Democratic candidates are strong feminists, which makes it harder for Hillary to claim women's votes as her birthright.
The IOC's changes to transgender policy is useful, but the situation is still complicated.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inmates face violence and intimidation. And prisons are struggling to address their needs.
We may like to proclaim that 'gender is between your ears, not between your legs', but things are often different in the real world.
The global color authority seems intent on obliterating the confines of gender-color associations.