16th July 2014
US: Record numbers as Transgender Lobby Day attacks ENDA religious exemptions
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.
11th July 2014
US: Conspiracy theorists actually think Michelle Obama is transgender after Joan Rivers joke 46
6:15 PM — Conspiracy theorists now actually believe that First Lady Michelle Obama is transgender, after Joan Rivers made a joke.
US: Chicago radio station calls Laverne Cox a ‘t****y’ 1
2:11 PM — A Chicago radio station has mocked transgender actress Laverne Cox, referring to her using a transphobic slur.
Colombia: Trans women form football club and hold own ‘World Cup’ 1
1:33 PM — A group of trans women have formed an all-trans football club to celebrate the World Cup.
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
Laverne Cox makes history as first trans actress to be nominated for Emmy award 2
10:37 AM — Laverne Cox has become the first openly trans actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy award.
10th July 2014
US: New law allows NYC transgender citizens access to gender-affirming ID
10:52 PM — On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill to create a municipal identification card for residents who face obstacles obtaining government-issued identification.
Tom Daley and Gareth Thomas to enter gay US sports hall of fame 9
1:10 PM — British sports stars Olympic diver Tom Daley and former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas are among the list of sports people to be inducted into the US National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.
9th July 2014
Australia: Greens Senator ‘very proud’ to be in same-sex marriage after wife’s transition 5
2:14 PM — A newly-elected senator grilled on Australian national radio about remaining married to her transgender wife has said she is “very proud” of being in a same-sex marriage and stressed it is “possible to stay together”.
Indonesia: Transgender women find space to worship in hair salon turned school 1
1:34 PM — A school opened in 2008 in a hair salon continues to offer transgender women a safe space to pray and study.
GLAAD co-chair: Few groups are at greater risk than transgender citizens 2
12:18 PM — Jennifer Finney Boylan, co-chair of American LGBT media advocacy group GLAAD, told CBS News this week: “There are few groups in America at greater risk than its transgender citizens.”
8th July 2014
UK: Trans city worker says big business trying hard to be inclusive 4
4:46 PM — Big businesses are trying to welcome trans employees, according to trans building consultant Antonia Belcher.
7th July 2014
US: Trans women told to remove ‘wigs and makeup’ for driver’s license photo 15
1:33 PM — Two West Virginia trans women were ordered to remove their wigs, makeup and jewellery in order to take photos for their driver's licenses.