5th July 2014
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 2
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.
US: Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance 7
12:05 PM — Anti-trans lobbyists in Houston, Texas have been accused of using illegal electoral methods in their attempts to overturn a recent pro-LGBT equality ordinance.
29th June 2014
US: Six arrested after protesting ‘prison-themed’ Pride party 25
9:39 PM — At least six people were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday, after protesting outside a 'prison-themed' Pride party.
28th June 2014
US: Trans woman shot dead in Cincinnati 3
5:32 PM — Police are investigating the murder of a trans woman, after she was found gunned down in the middle of the street.
27th June 2014
Candidate for EU President under fire over ‘politically transsexual’ joke 9
1:17 PM — The man set to become the next president of the European Commission has been condemned for joking that he is "politically transsexual".
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'.
25th June 2014
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman advances in run for state House
6:03 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has advanced her run for the state's House of Representatives, surviving tough a Democratic primary.
Cards Against Humanity creator ‘deeply regrets’ transphobic card 17
3:56 PM — The creator of Cards Against Humanity has said that he deeply regrets including a transphobic card in early versions of the game.
US: R Kelly dismisses reports of transgender son as ‘dumb s**t’ 10
12:25 PM — R Kelly shot down an interviewer who asked him about his transgender son, dismissing it as "dumb s**t".
23rd June 2014
US: Trans man wins ‘Mr Gay Philadelphia’ competition 118
7:03 PM — A trans man has won the 'Mr Gay Philadelphia' competition for the first time ever.
New Zealand: Trans woman ‘in intensive care’ after savage attack 12
4:52 PM — A New Zealand trans woman is in intensive care, after she was savagely attacked by a group of unknown men.
US: First transgender priest speaks at the Washington National Cathedral 4
1:28 PM — The first ever openly transgender priest has preached at the Washington National Cathedral, urging the LGBT community to stay strong as it works towards equality.