29th July 2014
Brighton: Trans community urged to join swimming club 5
1:49 PM — A swimming club for the trans community is re-launching in Brighton this September.
28th July 2014
US: Congresswoman attacks Science Magazine over transmisogynistic cover photo 3
5:36 PM — Californian Representative Jackie Speier has called on the CEO of Science Magazine to “take action to eradicate harassment and inequality in the scientific community”, as a result of its controversial use of a photograph of two transgender sex-workers on the cover of a recent issue.
Turkey: Trans man actor called up for military service 64
4:57 PM — After completing gender reassignment surgery, transgender actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar has been called up to perform mandatory military service.
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 10
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
25th July 2014
Trans* Pride festival to be held in Brighton this weekend 1
12:04 PM — The second ever Trans* Pride Brighton festival is set to open this evening.
Model Andreja Pejić comes out as a transgender woman 7
10:59 AM — Model Andreja Pejić has revealed that she is a transgender woman.
24th July 2014
US: Janet Mock is Marie Claire’s newest contributing editor
8:57 PM — Janet Mock is joining the US edition of Marie Claire magazine as a contributing editor.
International AIDS Conference criticized for lack of trans speakers
2:40 PM — The International AIDS Conference has been criticized for its lack of transgender speakers, despite trans people being 49 times more likely to have HIV.
23rd July 2014
Laverne Cox: Whoopi Goldberg was “a huge inspiration to me as an actor” 1
7:53 PM — Actress Laverne Cox called Whoopi Goldberg an “inspiration as an actor” on her recent appearance on The View.
21st July 2014
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 6
5:25 PM — A trans woman arguing for the right to not have her trans status disclosed to the Jobcentre has won a legal battle against the Department of Work and Pensions.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 4
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.
20th July 2014
New Dungeons & Dragons rules embrace sexuality and gender identity 130
7:02 PM — The new rules for roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons embrace different gender expressions and sexualities for the first time.
Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy 6
4:06 PM — A Catholic school district in Vancouver has become the first to have a specific policy for transgender students.
19th July 2014
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
18th July 2014
US: Chelsea Manning to receive gender confirmation treatment while in all-male military prison 1
12:11 PM — Chelsea Manning is to start treatment to aid her transition from male to female while in an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, it was announced Thursday.
17th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriages allowed to go ahead despite legislative stalling
4:57 PM — Transgender people in Hong Kong who have undergone full gender-reassignment surgeries will be able to marry from today, despite legislative stalling.
US: Second Baltimore trans woman found murdered since June 2
1:19 PM — Police are investigating the second murder of a trans woman in Baltimore, Maryland this summer, after a body was found in an alleyway during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
16th July 2014
US: Suspect turns himself in following Cincinnati murder of trans woman 1
6:48 PM — A man has surrendered himself to police, after a trans woman who was shot dead last month.