This week, LGBTQ rights organisation Transförsvaret tried to change that by occupying the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare.
While much of Laura Jane Grace's memoir, TRANNY deals with the nuances of everyday life as a transgender person, this exclusive excerpt indulges in full-on sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
"Once I was numb from the Novocain and the continual sight of my own blood, I had no problem handing him instruments, applying pressure with gauze or holding my would-be shaft at a certain angle while he stitched, cut or cauterised."
"It's one thing for me to address the issue at a national level, but in many cases for the local level, it takes a student to challenge it, and that takes a lot of courage."
Facing mischief charges in a British Columbia court today, Brooklyn Fink shares her side of the story.
We spoke with British-born, California-raised singer Anohni, one of only two trans women artists ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, about her soon-to-be released fifth album, Hopelessness.
We spoke to some of the trans women living in the European country where you're most likely to get murdered for being trans.
Once you've watched this video, you'll never be the same again.
Sensual, transgressive and playful portraits of the Ticuna tribe in Colombia.
In a city filled with escorts, Samuel East is one of Toronto's few male transgender sex workers.
While the idea behind the new guidelines are clearly to create a more inclusive school system, some of the inflammatory reactions from the media suggest otherwise.
Open Barbers in London is a pay-what-you-can place for everyone to get their haircut without gender discrimination.
Germaine Greer's "free speech" is "hate speech", so why is the commentariat rushing to defend it?
A number of stories in the press have appeared alleging that trans people are seeking to reverse their gender reassignment. But are they? And if so, what are the real reasons behind their decisions?
For trans people, airport confrontations are more than embarrassing, they can also be incredibly physically threatening.
Bigots won big in Houston last night.
We spoke with Toronto filmmaker Lucah Rosenberg-Lee, who explores transphobia, sexism and racism in his new documentary.
We spoke to Montreal photographer Yannick Fornacciari about his latest series.
Juliet Jacques talks writing, feminism and life after gender reassignment surgery with Sheila Heti in her new memoir.
In the past, to legally change your gender in Norway, you were required to go through psychological evaluations, sex-reassignment surgery, and sterilisation.
The Alice Springs Pride Carnival is Australia's most remote celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and sistergirl/brotherboy communities.
"Some of the most redneck, right-wing people have come around to accepting me."
We talked to director Sophie Hyde about her new film, which was shot only on Tuesdays, every Tuesday, for one whole year.
Photographer Fiona Clark captured the country's LGBT community in the 70s and 80s. Censorship, however, kept her images from seeing the light of day – until now.