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.
22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 1
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
21st July 2014
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 4
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.
US: Tom Ford’s autumn fashion campaign to include trans model 2
5:09 PM — Tom Ford highlights the diversity of female beauty in his women’s fall fashion advertisement campaign.
20th July 2014
New Dungeons & Dragons rules embrace sexuality and gender identity 121
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.
17th July 2014
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.
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
Video: Mother delivers moving speech defending trans daughter 7
1:32 PM — A mother has delivered a speech defending her transgender daughter.
14th July 2014
Video: Documentary explores what it’s like to be Mormon and trans 7
3:39 PM — A short video has been released exploring issues faced by someone who is Mormon, and brought up in the Mormon Church.
13th July 2014
US: Religious college that denied trans student housing granted discrimination law exemption 3
1:13 PM — An Oregon religious college that refused to provide on-campus housing for a trans student has been granted an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
12th July 2014
Video: Laverne Cox features in beautiful John Legend music video 3
6:41 PM — Trans actress Laverne Cox has made an appearance in a stunning new John Legend music video.
11th July 2014
US: Conspiracy theorists actually think Michelle Obama is transgender after Joan Rivers joke 46
6:15 PM — Conspiracy theorists now actually believe that First Lady Michelle Obama is transgender, after Joan Rivers made a joke.
US: Chicago radio station calls Laverne Cox a ‘t****y’ 1
2:11 PM — A Chicago radio station has mocked transgender actress Laverne Cox, referring to her using a transphobic slur.
Colombia: Trans women form football club and hold own ‘World Cup’ 1
1:33 PM — A group of trans women have formed an all-trans football club to celebrate the World Cup.
Laverne Cox makes history as first trans actress to be nominated for Emmy award 2
10:37 AM — Laverne Cox has become the first openly trans actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy award.
8th July 2014
Evan Davis: There are more gay people at the BBC than you would think 2
4:50 PM — One of the BBC's most influential presenters Evan Davis, has praised the corporation for its efforts towards diversity.
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.