9th June 2014
Articles criticised for claiming that R Kelly’s trans son is transitioning as part of a ‘trans guy trend’ 8
11:59 AM — Various gossip sites have been criticised for insensitively reporting on the transition of R Kelly's son, as sites questioned whether it was part of a "trend", and suggested that he chose his gender identity.
8th June 2014
US: Trans woman kidnapped, used as sex slave by Louisiana trio 6
6:44 PM — A trans woman has escaped from captivity, after being kidnapped and enslaved by a trio in Louisiana.
US: Trans woman stages protest outside McDonald’s after female toilets ban 5
4:30 PM — A trans woman has staged a protest outside a McDonald's in Richmond, Virginia, after she was told she could not use the female toilets.
US: Trans woman found murdered in Baltimore
3:03 PM — A transgender woman has been found murdered in a field in Maryland.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
4th June 2014
India: Census finds half a million trans people 8
8:42 PM — The first census in India to contain a third gender option has found nearly half a million trans people.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".
US: National Review prints article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 20
6:30 PM — The National Review has published an article attacking transgender actress Laverne Cox, claiming she is 'not a woman'.
US: Southern Baptist Convention motion attacks laws protecting trans people 5
2:31 PM — A motion submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention condemns all transgender anti-discrimination laws, gender confirmation surgery, and efforts to protect trans people.
US: Suspect in Atlanta train attack uses ‘trans panic’ defence 27
1:41 PM — A man suspected of assaulting two transgender women on an Atlanta train claims he panicked and attacked them because they came on to him.
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
1st June 2014
US: Two men charged with disorderly conduct over assault of trans women 10
6:35 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with the assault of two trans women on a train in Georgia.
31st May 2014
Facebook releases free Pride-themed sticker set 9
5:43 PM — Facebook has released a free range of LGBT-themed sticker emoticons, featuring various gay symbols, same-sex couples and families.
Parents make heartwarming tribute to 6-year-old transgender son 184
5:04 PM — Two parents have made a moving video tribute to their six-year-old transgender son Ryland.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
US: Crimes against gay and trans community are getting more violent
7:45 PM — A report released Thursday shows the number of attacks against LGBT individuals in the US remains steady but with a substantial increase in the severity of violence.
US: Trans women attacked, beaten and stripped on Atlanta train 24
7:13 PM — Two trans women in Georgia were assaulted and stripped, while a crowd of onlookers filmed and cheered the attackers on.
US: Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox featured on TIME magazine cover 3
1:02 AM — US transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox has been featured on the cover of this month's TIME magazine.
29th May 2014
Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race makes transphobic slur towards trans model 35
7:09 PM — The crowned winner of the latest series of RuPaul's Drag Race has made transphobic remarks against model Carmen Carrera.