10th July 2014
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.
Hong Kong: Trans man to legally challenge new transgender marriage law
11:35 AM — A trans man in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against a new law that would ban him from marrying unless he undergoes surgery.
6th July 2014
Australia: State voids trans man’s marriage over ‘inconsistent’ documents 33
4:13 PM — An Australian trans man and his wife have had their marriage invalidated, because the state of Victoria won't update his birth certificate.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 226
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
5th July 2014
US: Austin lingerie shop owner admits he ‘messed up’ by refusing to serve trans woman 5
3:02 PM — The owner of an Austin lingerie shop has conceded it was "dumb" of him to refuse to allow a trans woman to have a bra fitting.
Canada: British trans woman files human rights complaint over detention in men’s prison 18
2:33 PM — A British trans woman has filed a human rights complaint, after she was detained in a men's prison in Canada.
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
4th July 2014
Italy LGBT groups celebration introduction of Facebook custom gender options
5:42 PM — A leading LGBT rights organisation in Italy has hailed the announcement that Facebook is to introduce custom gender options.
Joan Rivers claims Obama is gay and Michelle is ‘a transgender’ 54
11:48 AM — Comedian Joan Rivers has caused controversy again, this time claiming that President Barack Obama is gay, and that his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
RuPaul: I’m ready for a UK version of Drag Race 14
11:00 AM — Drag artist RuPaul has backed a British version of reality show RuPaul's Drag Race.
3rd July 2014
US: Trans billboard campaign launched in Chicago 1
9:47 PM — Wednesday, the first of 10 billboards highlighting transgender rights was unveiled in Chicago.
US: Videos surface of violent attack in Atlanta 1
9:17 PM — Video of a violent attack involving a transgender woman in Atlanta has surfaced on video sharing app Vine, reports The Georgia Voice.
America’s Got Talent act slammed after transphobic audition song 125
6:23 PM — An 84-year-old singer on America’s Got Talent has been criticised for performing a transphobic song of his own composition at his audition.
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care 1
6:06 PM — Citing an announcement in May by President Obama that gender reassignment surgery would be covered by social health care scheme Medicaid, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has called for the scheme to be "fixed".