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.
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.
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
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: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care
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".
2nd July 2014
US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination 4
4:20 PM — Barack Obama has announced he will sign a new executive order outlawing anti-trans discrimination people among federal contractors.
1st July 2014
US: Austin transwoman denied service at lingerie shop 16
7:36 PM — A Texas transwoman was denied service at an Austin lingerie store, Petticoat Fair, after being asked to provide identification stating she was female. The woman, Kylie Jack, was also told she needed to have bottom surgery before being able to have a fitting.
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.
Trans youth residential seeks to create safe space for all gender identities
1:54 PM — A yearly residential camping programme run by Gendered Intelligence is going ahead this summer, and seeks crowdfunding to allow trans youth members to attend.