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.
Turkey: Trans Pride demonstrators vow to ‘keep on fighting’
12:56 PM — Protesters on Turkey’s 5th annual Trans Pride march, which has been hosted in Istanbul this week, have promised to “keep on fighting” against the country’s “corrupt regime”.
22nd June 2014
US: Trans woman burned to death in Florida 11
7:30 PM — A trans woman has been found burned to death behind a dumpster, in Fort Myers, Florida.
US: Transgender priest to preach at Washington National Cathedral 4
3:47 PM — A transgender priest will make history today, becoming the first openly trans person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.
21st June 2014
US: New York Senate blocks ‘gay cure’ therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill
11:18 AM — The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned 'gay cure' therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination.
20th June 2014
Upcoming video game ‘Sunset Overdrive’ to allow crossdressing 2
5:52 PM — The creators of upcoming video game Sunset Overdrive have said they will allow players to be "a dude in a skirt" if they choose to.
Stonewall to be ‘guided by trans people’ on how it can support trans communities 22
5:50 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales has asked the trans community for feedback on how it can "do more to support trans communities."
Canada: Vancouver School Board endorses gender-neutral pronouns 2
2:50 PM — The Vancouver School Board has directed teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for students who do not wish to identify as male or female.
US: Trans violinist to play Pride concert at Carnegie Hall 1
2:03 PM — A transgender violinist will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York next week, following a successful crowdfunding campaign
19th June 2014
US radio host: Laverne Cox and her ‘gender confusion’ are part of Satan’s plan to ‘undermine America’ 11
4:21 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at trans activist and actress Laverne Cox, saying that her appearance on a TIME magazine cover is part of Satan's "strategy to undermine the moral base of America."
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.
US: $11,000 raised after ‘suspicious’ death of trans activist 1
3:13 PM — Over $11,000 has been raised towards the funeral costs of a trans activist whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen in Anaheim.
16th June 2014
US: Trans Pride LA evacuated due to bomb threat 5
6:09 PM — 200 people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Trans Pride festival on Saturday night, due to a bomb threat.
US: Gender non-conforming teen forced to ‘look like a boy’ for driver’s license photo 20
2:27 PM — A gender non-conforming teen applying for their driver's license was forced to "look more like a boy" for their license photo.
Wall Street Journal article says trans people shouldn’t be offered gender reassignment 19
2:08 PM — Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article online calling transgender people confused and “mistaken” about their gender identity.
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.
14th June 2014
UK: Former NHS gender reassignment surgeon says backlogs ‘spiralling out of control’ 6
7:15 PM — The surgeon who performed the majority of the NHS's gender reassignment surgery has warned that backlogs are 'spiralling out of control'.
13th June 2014
Laverne Cox announces that she is dating: ‘I believe in love and respect’
6:36 PM — Famed transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out about finding time to date, despite a busy schedule.