Facebook agrees to drop ‘real name’ policy which banned drag queens 4
8:01 PM — Facebook has agreed to make changes to the way it works, after locking the accounts of a number of drag queens because they weren't using their "legal names".
30th September 2014
US: New York transgender college student attacked at local bar
10:25 PM — A transgender State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo student was assaulted early Saturday morning after leaving a bar with friends.
US: Trans candidate runs for Wyoming House of Representatives
7:16 PM — Larissa Sneider, a transgender woman from Evanston, Wyoming, recently secured a Democratic nomination to run for the Wyoming House of Representatives.
US: Teacher and symbol of trans movement dies 1
6:08 PM — A teacher who came to symbolise the trans rights movement in New Jersey has died aged 80.
London: New trans swimming club set to launch 7
2:06 PM — A new swimming club for the trans community is launching on Friday in south-east London.
University of California introduces gender-neutral toilets 13
12:08 PM — The University of California (UC) is introducing gender-neutral toilets in all of their 10 campuses as well as a preferred name policy in a bid to become more LGBT-inclusive.
29th September 2014
US: Minnesota newspaper comes under fire for anti-transgender ad 6
6:54 PM — Minnesota’s Star Tribune is receiving criticism for running a full-page anti-transgender ad in Sunday's paper.
28th September 2014
US: California governor signs law outlawing ‘gay panic’ legal defense 7
2:16 PM — The Governor of California has signed a law outlawing the use of the so-called 'gay panic' defense.
27th September 2014
Barney Frank: Transgender people don’t have rights legislation because they wouldn’t help lobby 64
5:51 PM — Retired congressman Barney Frank has attacked the head of the Human Rights Campaign for apologising to trans groups, and claimed trans people are only excluded from rights legislation because they wouldn't help lobby for it.
US: Trans woman named highest-paid female executive 3
12:49 PM — A trans woman who heads a biotech firm has been named as the highest-paid female executive in the US.
26th September 2014
US: Government makes history by filing first transgender discrimination cases
6:26 PM — The US Government has made history by filing its first two trans-related gender discrimination cases.
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
India: Disabled trans woman dies after being pushed from a moving train
10:25 AM — A 22-year-old trans woman has died after being pushed from a moving train by a group of young people.
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees
9:24 AM — The US federal government has filed lawsuits against two companies which it says illegally dismissed transgender employees.
25th September 2014
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees 3
9:31 PM — In an historic action Thursday, the federal government brought suits against two companies who have been accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
US: Social justice group holds vigil in Washington
5:23 PM — Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter (BTWLM), a social justice campaign, will hold a vigil and make a call for peace in Washington, DC this Saturday.
Review: ‘Transparent’ – the true transgender tipping point?
2:35 PM — Transparent, created by Six Feet Under's Jill Soloway, is a dark LA-based comedy-drama, focussing on dysfunctional family the Pfeffermans.
24th September 2014
Chelsea Manning sues the US Government for gender reassignment surgery 11
10:01 AM — Lawyers for Chelsea Manning have filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Defense allow her to have gender reassignment surgery during her incarceration.
21st September 2014
Australia: Trans teenager says supermarket cashier ‘laughed in face’ over old ID 15
7:55 PM — A transgender teenager in Australia has filed a complaint, after a supermarket cashier laughed in his face when looking at his ID.
Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform 21
1:36 PM — A group of boys at a Brazil school have donned skirts, after a transgender girl was fined by teachers for wearing the "incorrect" uniform.