5th September 2014
Human Rights Campaign boss: We are sorry for failing the trans community 9
7:38 PM — The President of the Human Rights Campaign has apologised for his group's previous lack of integration with the trans community.
Watch: Against Me! singer to star in ‘True Trans’ documentary series 2
4:02 PM — The lead singer of Against Me! is to appear in a documentary about her transition to female.
2nd September 2014
Comment: Imagining a trans-inclusive Stonewall 3
11:24 AM — Ruth Pearce reflects on attending the first meeting between Stonewall and trans people which took place on Saturday, and is party of a consultation process on whether the charity will begin to lobby on trans issues.
Kellie Maloney is ‘much nicer’ after coming out as trans, says her daughter 12
10:35 AM — Famed boxing promoter Kellie Maloney is "much nicer" following her coming out, her daughter has said, commending her bravery.
1st September 2014
US: Gender non-conforming teen to sue DMV after being told to ‘look like a boy’ for license photo 72
7:36 PM — A gender non-conforming teen applying who was told to "look more like a boy” for their driver's license photo plans to file a federal lawsuit.
Video: Stonewall holds historic first meeting with trans activists 16
7:27 PM — LGB rights charity Stonewall held a historic first meeting with people from the transgender community last weekend.
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.
US: Pennsylvania transgender teen takes own life 34
4:05 PM — A 17-year-old transgender boy in Pennsylvania has taken his own life.
30th August 2014
Video: Trailer released for Amazon’s transgender drama series 4
5:12 PM — A trailer has been released for Amazon's new trans-based drama series, Transparent.
29th August 2014
Facebook introduces gender-neutral family options 4
4:18 PM — Facebook has begun to roll out options for gender-neutral family relationships.
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.