1st August 2014
US: Activists call for release of trans woman following alleged rape in detention centre 1
5:25 PM — Activists have called for the immediate release of a transgender woman being held in an immigrant detention centre, following reports that she had been raped by her cellmate.
31st July 2014
US: Trans teen stabbed on Washington D.C. train
4:56 PM — A 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed by a man on board a Washington D.C. train on Wednesday afternoon, according to Transit Police.
Court tells trans woman: You can’t have a female pension 25
3:09 PM — A trans woman’s claim to be entitled to receive the female state pension at the age of 60 has been rejected by the Court of Appeal in Belfast.
First trans football player: FIFA’s lack of trans guidelines is unfair
12:19 PM — The first transgender football player to be recognised by FIFA has spoken out about the governing body’s lack of guidelines for trans people.
US: Florida police arrest man for burning trans woman to death
11:40 AM — Florida police have arrested and charged a man for the violent murder of a trans woman in June.
30th July 2014
Amnesty International marks first year of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence with new calls for release 2
1:30 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its calls for the release of Chelsea Manning from prison, one year into her 35-year sentence under the Espionage Act for disseminating classified information via WikiLeaks.
29th July 2014
US: Nevada TV station gives transgender nine-year-old a platform 1
11:40 PM — In a piece detailing what Reno Pride meant to the LGBT community, Nevada news station KOLO 8 gave transgender nine-year-old Cee Cee Ott the opportunity to tell her story.
US: Equality Michigan petitions to end Michfest’s “womyn born womyn” intention 18
10:06 PM — Equality Michigan has started an online petition asking the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to end their “womyn born womyn” intention that excludes transgender women from the event.
Brighton: Trans community urged to join swimming club 5
1:49 PM — A swimming club for the trans community is re-launching in Brighton this September.
28th July 2014
US: Congresswoman attacks Science Magazine over transmisogynistic cover photo 3
5:36 PM — Californian Representative Jackie Speier has called on the CEO of Science Magazine to “take action to eradicate harassment and inequality in the scientific community”, as a result of its controversial use of a photograph of two transgender sex-workers on the cover of a recent issue.
Turkey: Trans man actor called up for military service 64
4:57 PM — After completing gender reassignment surgery, transgender actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar has been called up to perform mandatory military service.
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 10
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
25th July 2014
Trans* Pride festival to be held in Brighton this weekend 1
12:04 PM — The second ever Trans* Pride Brighton festival is set to open this evening.
Model Andreja Pejić comes out as a transgender woman 7
10:59 AM — Model Andreja Pejić has revealed that she is a transgender woman.
24th July 2014
US: Janet Mock is Marie Claire’s newest contributing editor
8:57 PM — Janet Mock is joining the US edition of Marie Claire magazine as a contributing editor.
International AIDS Conference criticized for lack of trans speakers
2:40 PM — The International AIDS Conference has been criticized for its lack of transgender speakers, despite trans people being 49 times more likely to have HIV.
23rd July 2014
Laverne Cox: Whoopi Goldberg was “a huge inspiration to me as an actor” 1
7:53 PM — Actress Laverne Cox called Whoopi Goldberg an “inspiration as an actor” on her recent appearance on The View.
21st July 2014
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 6
5:25 PM — A trans woman arguing for the right to not have her trans status disclosed to the Jobcentre has won a legal battle against the Department of Work and Pensions.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 4
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.