9th June 2014
Sci-fi show Orphan Black introduces trans character
1:47 PM — Cult science fiction show Orphan Black has introduced a male transgender character.
Articles criticised for claiming that R Kelly’s trans son is transitioning as part of a ‘trans guy trend’ 8
11:59 AM — Various gossip sites have been criticised for insensitively reporting on the transition of R Kelly's son, as sites questioned whether it was part of a "trend", and suggested that he chose his gender identity.
8th June 2014
US: Trans woman kidnapped, used as sex slave by Louisiana trio 6
6:44 PM — A trans woman has escaped from captivity, after being kidnapped and enslaved by a trio in Louisiana.
US: Trans woman stages protest outside McDonald’s after female toilets ban 5
4:30 PM — A trans woman has staged a protest outside a McDonald's in Richmond, Virginia, after she was told she could not use the female toilets.
US: Trans woman found murdered in Baltimore
3:03 PM — A transgender woman has been found murdered in a field in Maryland.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
4th June 2014
India: Census finds half a million trans people 8
8:42 PM — The first census in India to contain a third gender option has found nearly half a million trans people.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".
US: National Review prints article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 20
6:30 PM — The National Review has published an article attacking transgender actress Laverne Cox, claiming she is 'not a woman'.
US: Southern Baptist Convention motion attacks laws protecting trans people 5
2:31 PM — A motion submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention condemns all transgender anti-discrimination laws, gender confirmation surgery, and efforts to protect trans people.
US: Suspect in Atlanta train attack uses ‘trans panic’ defence 27
1:41 PM — A man suspected of assaulting two transgender women on an Atlanta train claims he panicked and attacked them because they came on to him.
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
1st June 2014
US: Two men charged with disorderly conduct over assault of trans women 10
6:35 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with the assault of two trans women on a train in Georgia.
31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Parents make heartwarming tribute to 6-year-old transgender son 184
5:04 PM — Two parents have made a moving video tribute to their six-year-old transgender son Ryland.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
US: Crimes against gay and trans community are getting more violent
7:45 PM — A report released Thursday shows the number of attacks against LGBT individuals in the US remains steady but with a substantial increase in the severity of violence.
US: Trans women attacked, beaten and stripped on Atlanta train 24
7:13 PM — Two trans women in Georgia were assaulted and stripped, while a crowd of onlookers filmed and cheered the attackers on.
US: Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox featured on TIME magazine cover 3
1:02 AM — US transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox has been featured on the cover of this month's TIME magazine.