29th April 2014
US: Milwaukee County bans discrimination based on gender identity
8:43 PM — Milwaukee County in Wisconsin has banned discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and expression.
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne set to play transgender woman in new film 9
3:11 PM — British actor Eddie Redmayne is to play a transgender woman in an adaptation of critically acclaimed novel The Danish Girl.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
27th April 2014
Laverne Cox snubbed by TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list despite placing fifth in readers’ poll 2
1:25 PM — Transgender actress Laverne Cox was snubbed by TIME's 100 Most Influential People list, despite placing fifth in the magazine's readers' poll.
26th April 2014
US: Two trans people sue New Jersey police departments for ‘humiliation’ 2
5:04 PM — Two trans people are suing separate New Jersey police departments, both alleging that they were discriminated against.
25th April 2014
US: Trans teacher still banned from classroom, after being fired and reinstated 5
8:09 PM — A transgender teacher who was fired by a Texas school says she is being kept away from the classroom, despite officially being reinstated.
Hollyoaks character Blessing to come out as transgender 9
7:28 PM — A main character in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will soon come out as transgender.
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
24th April 2014
Chelsea Manning: Hopefully my official name change will raise awareness that trans* people exist 1
3:24 PM — Jailed trans* whistleblower Chelsea Manning has released a statement in celebration of a judge ordering her name to officially be changed.
22nd April 2014
Indonesia’s first transgender boarding school reopens its doors 1
2:20 PM — An Islamic transgender boarding school has reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
15th April 2014
RuPaul’s Drag Race: ‘Transphobic’ episode pulled off air 19
8:39 PM — TV channel Logo has pulled an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race off of all digital platforms, after critics deemed it transphobic.
13th April 2014
US: San Francisco Pride names Chelsea Manning ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’ again 2
6:59 PM — San Francisco Pride has confirmed that Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning will be Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's parade, after similar plans were scuppered last year.
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman runs for State House 5
6:10 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has announced that she will run for election to the state's House of Representatives.
US: Arizona trans woman convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’ charge 8
4:01 PM — A Phoenix trans woman has been found guilty of a prostitution-related charge, after speaking out against a Bible-based 'rehabilitation' programme.
Watch: Ellen Page presents ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox with GLAAD award
1:32 PM — Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has been presented with GLAAD's top media award, by newly-out actress Ellen Page.
12th April 2014
US: NYC school blocks girl from taking transgender boyfriend to prom 115
10:41 PM — A New York school has blocked a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.
11th April 2014
Trans teacher reinstated by school board following parent complaints 4
3:10 PM — Following a school board meeting convened because due to complaints from parents about her gender identity, a transgender teacher has been reinstated.