University of California introduces gender-neutral toilets 2
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.
27th September 2014
Barney Frank: Transgender people don’t have rights legislation because they wouldn’t help lobby 48
5:51 PM — Retired congressman Barney Frank has attacked the head of the Human Rights Campaign for apologising to trans groups, and claimed trans people are only excluded from rights legislation because they wouldn't help lobby for it.
US: Trans woman named highest-paid female executive 3
12:49 PM — A trans woman who heads a biotech firm has been named as the highest-paid female executive in the US.
26th September 2014
US: Government makes history by filing first transgender discrimination cases
6:26 PM — The US Government has made history by filing its first two trans-related gender discrimination cases.
India: Disabled trans woman dies after being pushed from a moving train
10:25 AM — A 22-year-old trans woman has died after being pushed from a moving train by a group of young people.
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees
9:24 AM — The US federal government has filed lawsuits against two companies which it says illegally dismissed transgender employees.
25th September 2014
US: Social justice group holds vigil in Washington
5:23 PM — Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter (BTWLM), a social justice campaign, will hold a vigil and make a call for peace in Washington, DC this Saturday.
DNC political director: ‘Coming out was an advantage for me in my job’
3:43 PM — At only 36, Raul Alvillar — national political director of the Democratic National Committee and an openly gay man — has built an impressive resume with the Democratic Party.
Review: ‘Transparent’ – the true transgender tipping point?
2:35 PM — Transparent, created by Six Feet Under's Jill Soloway, is a dark LA-based comedy-drama, focussing on dysfunctional family the Pfeffermans.
24th September 2014
‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham producing transgender documentary
3:47 PM — Girls creator Lena Dunham has announced she is working on a documentary series about a suit-maker that caters to the transgender community.
Chelsea Manning sues the US Government for gender reassignment surgery 11
10:01 AM — Lawyers for Chelsea Manning have filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Defense allow her to have gender reassignment surgery during her incarceration.
21st September 2014
Australia: Trans teenager says supermarket cashier ‘laughed in face’ over old ID 15
7:55 PM — A transgender teenager in Australia has filed a complaint, after a supermarket cashier laughed in his face when looking at his ID.
Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform 21
1:36 PM — A group of boys at a Brazil school have donned skirts, after a transgender girl was fined by teachers for wearing the "incorrect" uniform.
20th September 2014
Martial arts champ refuses to take on transgender fighter Fallon Fox 5
1:22 PM — Mixed martial arts champion Ronda Rousey has refused to fight against trangender athlete Fallon Fox.
19th September 2014
US: Transgender teens sweep homecoming court
9:48 PM — This week two transgender teenagers were voted by their peers as homecoming royalty.
Turkey: Trans journalist fired from television station 1
6:53 PM — This week, Turkey's only openly-transgender broadcast journalist was fired from IMC TV after a dispute between her and the station's management.
India: TV network hires first transgender news anchor 1
6:47 PM — An Indian news network has appointed the country's first transgender news anchor.
Obama sent Joan Rivers condolence note, after she called his wife a ‘tranny’ 15
6:28 PM — Joan Rivers' daughter says she received a handwritten note of condolence from President Barack Obama - just weeks after the comedian labelled his wife a "tranny".
17th September 2014
US: Transgender teen found after escaping custody 1
8:20 PM — A transgender teenage girl is back in custody after she escaped from a Connecticut treatment centre.
Hockey Canada introduces trans-friendly locker room policy 23
6:20 PM — Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy which allows transgender players to choose which locker room they would like to use.