27th August 2014
US: Radio hosts “play” ignorant with openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa
5:44 PM — It appears that not all misconceptions of gay life have been dispelled as the openly gay rapper Cakes da Killa appeared on the Hot 97 Morning Show, and was asked not about his music but whether it was “the penis directly that turned him on.”
22nd August 2014
US: Chelsea Manning still not allowed gender reassignment
4:31 PM — Chelsea Manning is still being denied access to gender reassignment, despite pledges that she would be allowed to transition behind bars.
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
19th August 2014
Video: Men are buying women’s beauty products all the time without knowing 10
4:29 PM — Men are buying identical beauty products to the women's brands all the time, without knowing.
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
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.
21st July 2014
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.
5th July 2014
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.
1st July 2014
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.
27th June 2014
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.
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'.
18th June 2014
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
16th June 2014
American Medical Association: Trans people shouldn’t need surgery for legal gender recognition 1
2:02 PM — The American Medical Association has called on states to stop requiring trans people to undergo surgery before recognising their legal gender.
11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
Denmark: Forced sterilisation dropped for legal gender recognition 2
2:14 PM — Trans people in Denmark will no longer be forced to be sterilised in order to legally change their gender.
8th June 2014
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.
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: 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.