10th October 2014
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award 1
6:06 PM — A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives. The Civil Service held its eighth Diversity and Equality award ceremony today at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). There were 153 strong nominations in 6 […]
Against Me! singer debuts transgender documentary series
5:56 PM — Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace has launched an online web documentary about her transition to female.
Amazon renews Transparent for second season 2
4:52 PM — Amazon has renewed transgender comedy-drama series Transparent for a second season.
Primary school condemned for introducing gender-neutral toilets 31
2:46 PM — A primary school in Brighton is under fire, after it introduced unisex toilets to cater for transgender students.
9th October 2014
US: California man arrested over ‘suspicious’ death of trans activist
12:41 PM — A 38-year-old Californian man has been arrested for the death of a trans activist whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen in Anaheim.
8th October 2014
Transparent star: I understand frustration with male actor playing trans woman 4
4:02 PM — Amy Landecker has addressed "frustration" with the casting of Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman.
Australian newspaper didn’t mean to offend after calling trans murder victim ‘she-male’ 5
10:35 AM — A newspaper in Australia which came under heavy criticism for describing the transgender victim of a brutal murder as “she-male” has now issued a half-hearted apology.
7th October 2014
Kellie Maloney says she feared her daughters would reject her after coming out as trans 3
4:40 PM — Famed boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she "was so frightened" of losing her daughters after coming out as trans.
Kenya: Transgender activist wins landmark case to change her name on academic certificates 2
3:52 PM — Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a landmark case on Tuesday when the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) was ordered to change her name on academic certificates.
4th October 2014
US: Los Angeles transgender woman shot dead 2
7:33 PM — Police have appealed for help after a Los Angeles transgender woman was shot dead.
Watch: Laverne Cox unveils first trailer for transgender documentary 2
1:32 PM — Laverne Cox has unveiled the first trailer for her long-awaited documentary exploring transgender issues.
3rd October 2014
Canada: 8-year-old transgender girl says she is repeatedly bullied by school parent 32
4:19 PM — In Winnipeg, the parents of a transgender girl have said their whole family are the target of transphobic bullying at their local school, and the school division isn't doing enough to stop it.
1st October 2014
A shocking number of LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil 9
4:07 PM — At least 216 LGBT people have been murdered in Brazil so far this year.
GLAAD: Number of gay characters on TV has risen 2
1:53 PM — Research by GLAAD has found that the number of LGBT characters on TV has risen.
30th September 2014
US: New York transgender college student attacked at local bar
10:25 PM — A transgender State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo student was assaulted early Saturday morning after leaving a bar with friends.
US: Trans candidate runs for Wyoming House of Representatives
7:16 PM — Larissa Sneider, a transgender woman from Evanston, Wyoming, recently secured a Democratic nomination to run for the Wyoming House of Representatives.
US: Teacher and symbol of trans movement dies 1
6:08 PM — A teacher who came to symbolise the trans rights movement in New Jersey has died aged 80.
University of California introduces gender-neutral toilets 14
12:08 PM — The University of California (UC) is introducing gender-neutral toilets in all of their 10 campuses as well as a preferred name policy in a bid to become more LGBT-inclusive.
29th September 2014
US: Maryland trans anti-discrimination bill goes into effect 1
11:12 PM — The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Fairness for All Marylanders Act (FAMA), which will go into effect Wednesday.
US: Minnesota newspaper comes under fire for anti-transgender ad 6
6:54 PM — Minnesota’s Star Tribune is receiving criticism for running a full-page anti-transgender ad in Sunday's paper.