2nd July 2014
First transgender beauty pageant held in Turkey 1
2:56 PM — Over 500 spectators attended Turkey's first transgender beauty pageant last week.
1st July 2014
US: Austin transwoman denied service at lingerie shop 16
7:36 PM — A Texas transwoman was denied service at an Austin lingerie store, Petticoat Fair, after being asked to provide identification stating she was female. The woman, Kylie Jack, was also told she needed to have bottom surgery before being able to have a fitting.
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
UK: Charity praises Imperial College London for commitment to trans issues 1
4:30 PM — The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) has praised Imperial College London for the university’s work in combating discrimination and prejudice against the trans community, in its first endorsement of a British university.
Trans youth residential seeks to create safe space for all gender identities
1:54 PM — A yearly residential camping programme run by Gendered Intelligence is going ahead this summer, and seeks crowdfunding to allow trans youth members to attend.
US: Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance 7
12:05 PM — Anti-trans lobbyists in Houston, Texas have been accused of using illegal electoral methods in their attempts to overturn a recent pro-LGBT equality ordinance.
30th June 2014
US: Massachusetts to cover transgender medical care in state health plan
5:57 PM — Massachusetts has become the third state to cover all trans-related medical care in its government health plan.
John Oliver: “Calling Uganda’s laws ‘harsh’ doesn’t really do them justice.”
3:30 PM — Television host John Oliver dedicated his show on Sunday to Uganda’s anti-gay law and spoke with a transgender Ugandan activist about the influence of the US and religion on these laws.
29th June 2014
US: Six arrested after protesting ‘prison-themed’ Pride party 25
9:39 PM — At least six people were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday, after protesting outside a 'prison-themed' Pride party.
28th June 2014
US: Trans woman shot dead in Cincinnati 3
5:32 PM — Police are investigating the murder of a trans woman, after she was found gunned down in the middle of the street.
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.