28th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox apologises for reading letter by a trans inmate convicted of rape 24
10:24 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox recently apologised for participating in a video in which she read a letter by convicted rapist Synthia China Blast.
US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor 8
5:21 PM — A California bill looking to ban gay and transgender "panic” defenses in court is headed to the governor.
Stonewall to begin three-month consultation period on trans issues 6
1:31 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales will this weekend begin a three-month long consultation period around trans issues, and how best to work with the trans community.
27th August 2014
US: Transgender woman concedes Oklahoma House District 88 4
8:36 PM — Retired Oklahoma City police officer and US Army veteran Paula Sophia conceded the race for District 88 in Oklahoma’s House of Representatives. An out transgendered woman Sophia trailed Jason Dunnington by 22 votes.
Top Pentagon officials say it is ‘likely’ that trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly 8
7:09 PM — Transgender soldiers may soon be allowed to serve openly in the US military, according to a report by top Pentagon officials.
UK: Transgender charity secures lottery funding
2:10 PM — One of the UK's few trans-focussed charities, Gender Intelligence, has secured a £10,000 lottery grant.
Ireland: Trans woman died by suicide, inquest finds 5
1:39 PM — A Dublin trans woman died by suicide, an inquest has found.
UK: Motion to introduce gender neutral passports gains cross party support 7
1:01 PM — A motion which calls on the Government to issue gender neutral passports to those who identify as non-gender, bi-gender and intersex, has gained support from dozens of MPs.
26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
25th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox to speak at NYC transgender and gender fluid arts festival 1
11:04 PM — Laverne Cox and her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, will have their first joint speaking engagement at a New York City festival celebrating transgender and gender fluid artists.
US: Michigan Police investigate Detroit attacks against LGBT people
7:32 PM — Michigan police are investigating three attacks against LGBT people in Detroit's Palmer Park.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
23rd August 2014
US: Women’s college accepts trans students for the first time 2
4:20 PM — A women's college in the US state of California has accepted a female trans woman student for the first time.
Kellie Maloney: ‘When I was 18 I lived as a girl for two years’ 54
12:47 PM — Openly trans boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has spoken out about living as a woman, and said she first did so over 40 years ago, when she was 18.
22nd August 2014
US: Chelsea Manning still not allowed gender reassignment
4:31 PM — Chelsea Manning is still being denied access to gender reassignment, despite pledges that she would be allowed to transition behind bars.
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
21st August 2014
US: New York governor pushes for state to outlaw trans discrimination 2
10:35 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people.
US: Anonymous Capitol Hill staffer makes transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles 1
8:19 PM — An anonymous user with an IP address from the US House of Representatives repeatedly made transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles over past days before being banned by the site.
BBC2 commissions first transgender sitcom 20
5:33 PM — BBC2 has commissioned the first transgender sitcom in Britain, which was selected following a talent search.
20th August 2014
US: Department of Labor issues guidelines to protect trans workers
9:13 PM — The US Department of Labor issued guidance on Tuesday, stating they will interpret gender non-discrimination laws as protecting transgender workers.