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.
20th July 2014
New Dungeons & Dragons rules embrace sexuality and gender identity 130
7:02 PM — The new rules for roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons embrace different gender expressions and sexualities for the first time.
Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy 6
4:06 PM — A Catholic school district in Vancouver has become the first to have a specific policy for transgender students.
19th July 2014
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
18th July 2014
US: Chelsea Manning to receive gender confirmation treatment while in all-male military prison 1
12:11 PM — Chelsea Manning is to start treatment to aid her transition from male to female while in an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, it was announced Thursday.
17th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriages allowed to go ahead despite legislative stalling
4:57 PM — Transgender people in Hong Kong who have undergone full gender-reassignment surgeries will be able to marry from today, despite legislative stalling.
US: Second Baltimore trans woman found murdered since June 2
1:19 PM — Police are investigating the second murder of a trans woman in Baltimore, Maryland this summer, after a body was found in an alleyway during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
16th July 2014
US: Suspect turns himself in following Cincinnati murder of trans woman 1
6:48 PM — A man has surrendered himself to police, after a trans woman who was shot dead last month.
US: Trans teen Jane Doe moved to juvenile home for boys in Connecticut 3
6:36 PM — A transgender 16-year-old girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after a long and tumultuous history of being under the care of the Department of Correction.
US: Record numbers as Transgender Lobby Day attacks ENDA religious exemptions 1
5:18 PM — A record number of transgender activists and allies have taken part in a lobbying event in D.C. to urge lawmakers to push through a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which does not include the broad religious exemption clause.
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
Video: Mother delivers moving speech defending trans daughter 7
1:32 PM — A mother has delivered a speech defending her transgender daughter.
14th July 2014
Belgium: First transgender parliamentarian appointed to Senate 3
4:38 PM — Professor Petra De Sutter has become Belgium’s first transgender Member of Parliament, making her the second serving transgender MP in Europe, following the country’s recent elections.
Video: Documentary explores what it’s like to be Mormon and trans 7
3:39 PM — A short video has been released exploring issues faced by someone who is Mormon, and brought up in the Mormon Church.
US: Fox news mocks the idea of gender-neutral toilets 10
2:53 PM — Fox news presenters have shown that they are confused by the idea behind a university’s new gender-neutral toilet labels.
13th July 2014
US: Religious college that denied trans student housing granted discrimination law exemption 3
1:13 PM — An Oregon religious college that refused to provide on-campus housing for a trans student has been granted an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
12th July 2014
Video: Laverne Cox features in beautiful John Legend music video 3
6:41 PM — Trans actress Laverne Cox has made an appearance in a stunning new John Legend music video.