27th June 2014
Norway’s health minister promises to improve gender recognition laws
6:10 PM — Norway’s Minister for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.
Iranian lesbian: Authorities tried to ‘fix’ my sexuality by forcing me to have gender reassignment surgery 32
4:11 PM — An Iranian lesbian has said the country's authorities tried to force her into having gender reassignment surgery to "fix" her sexuality.
Candidate for EU President under fire over ‘politically transsexual’ joke 9
1:17 PM — The man set to become the next president of the European Commission has been condemned for joking that he is "politically transsexual".
Facebook introduces trans-friendly gender options in UK 2
12:12 PM — Facebook has introduced custom gender options in the UK, no longer forcing people to choose between just 'male' and ‘female'.
25th June 2014
Cards Against Humanity creator ‘deeply regrets’ transphobic card 17
3:56 PM — The creator of Cards Against Humanity has said that he deeply regrets including a transphobic card in early versions of the game.
US: R Kelly dismisses reports of transgender son as ‘dumb s**t’ 10
12:25 PM — R Kelly shot down an interviewer who asked him about his transgender son, dismissing it as "dumb s**t".
23rd June 2014
US: Trans man wins ‘Mr Gay Philadelphia’ competition 118
7:03 PM — A trans man has won the 'Mr Gay Philadelphia' competition for the first time ever.
New Zealand: Trans woman ‘in intensive care’ after savage attack 12
4:52 PM — A New Zealand trans woman is in intensive care, after she was savagely attacked by a group of unknown men.
US: First transgender priest speaks at the Washington National Cathedral 4
1:28 PM — The first ever openly transgender priest has preached at the Washington National Cathedral, urging the LGBT community to stay strong as it works towards equality.
22nd June 2014
US: Trans woman burned to death in Florida 11
7:30 PM — A trans woman has been found burned to death behind a dumpster, in Fort Myers, Florida.
US: Transgender priest to preach at Washington National Cathedral 4
3:47 PM — A transgender priest will make history today, becoming the first openly trans person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.
21st June 2014
US: New York Senate blocks ‘gay cure’ therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill
11:18 AM — The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned 'gay cure' therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination.
20th June 2014
Stonewall to be ‘guided by trans people’ on how it can support trans communities 22
5:50 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales has asked the trans community for feedback on how it can "do more to support trans communities."
Canada: Vancouver School Board endorses gender-neutral pronouns 2
2:50 PM — The Vancouver School Board has directed teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for students who do not wish to identify as male or female.
US: Trans violinist to play Pride concert at Carnegie Hall 1
2:03 PM — A transgender violinist will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York next week, following a successful crowdfunding campaign
Gender reassignment to be legally recognised in Ireland for the first time 1
1:53 PM — Joan Burton, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, this week announced that the proposed Gender Recognition Bill will be submitted for drafting and “enacted as soon as possible” following publication of the legislation.
19th June 2014
US radio host: Laverne Cox and her ‘gender confusion’ are part of Satan’s plan to ‘undermine America’ 11
4:21 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at trans activist and actress Laverne Cox, saying that her appearance on a TIME magazine cover is part of Satan's "strategy to undermine the moral base of America."
18th June 2014
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
US: $11,000 raised after ‘suspicious’ death of trans activist 1
3:13 PM — Over $11,000 has been raised towards the funeral costs of a trans activist whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen in Anaheim.