4th May 2014
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
US: Man jailed for shooting trans woman he met on Craigslist 8
4:09 PM — A Florida man has been jailed for four years and nine months, after he shot a transgender woman six times with a pistol.
30th April 2014
Watch: Trans activist Janet Mock turns tables on TV host by asking about her genitals 16
8:58 PM — Trans activist Janet Mock has turned the tables on a TV host, asking her some of the invasive questions about her body that trans people face in interviews.
US actress Laverne Cox set to produce and star in documentary about trans teenagers 1
1:34 PM — Laverne Cox will produce and take part in an hour long film about transgender youths.
29th April 2014
Trans Tory candidate and NHS diversity advisor opposes lesbian fertility rights 123
10:14 PM — A Conservative Party Candidate and equality and diversity advisor to the National Health Service has taken to Twitter to voice her opposition to lesbian couples and others using sperm banks to have children.
US: Milwaukee County bans discrimination based on gender identity
8:43 PM — Milwaukee County in Wisconsin has banned discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and expression.
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne set to play transgender woman in new film 9
3:11 PM — British actor Eddie Redmayne is to play a transgender woman in an adaptation of critically acclaimed novel The Danish Girl.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
27th April 2014
Laverne Cox snubbed by TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list despite placing fifth in readers’ poll 2
1:25 PM — Transgender actress Laverne Cox was snubbed by TIME's 100 Most Influential People list, despite placing fifth in the magazine's readers' poll.
26th April 2014
US: Two trans people sue New Jersey police departments for ‘humiliation’ 2
5:04 PM — Two trans people are suing separate New Jersey police departments, both alleging that they were discriminated against.
25th April 2014
US: Trans teacher still banned from classroom, after being fired and reinstated 5
8:09 PM — A transgender teacher who was fired by a Texas school says she is being kept away from the classroom, despite officially being reinstated.
Hollyoaks character Blessing to come out as transgender 9
7:28 PM — A main character in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will soon come out as transgender.
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
24th April 2014
Chelsea Manning: Hopefully my official name change will raise awareness that trans* people exist 1
3:24 PM — Jailed trans* whistleblower Chelsea Manning has released a statement in celebration of a judge ordering her name to officially be changed.
22nd April 2014
Indonesia’s first transgender boarding school reopens its doors 1
2:20 PM — An Islamic transgender boarding school has reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java.
15th April 2014
RuPaul’s Drag Race: ‘Transphobic’ episode pulled off air 19
8:39 PM — TV channel Logo has pulled an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race off of all digital platforms, after critics deemed it transphobic.
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
14th April 2014
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models 33
1:59 PM — Supermodel Naomi Campbell has called for more trans models to be accepted on the fashion catwalks.