31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
US: Trans women attacked, beaten and stripped on Atlanta train 24
7:13 PM — Two trans women in Georgia were assaulted and stripped, while a crowd of onlookers filmed and cheered the attackers on.
US: Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox featured on TIME magazine cover 3
1:02 AM — US transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox has been featured on the cover of this month's TIME magazine.
29th May 2014
Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race makes transphobic slur towards trans model 35
7:09 PM — The crowned winner of the latest series of RuPaul's Drag Race has made transphobic remarks against model Carmen Carrera.
27th May 2014
Republican candidate: Liberals want ‘transgenders’ to rape girls in bathrooms 15
8:48 PM — A Republican state candidate in Colorado has claimed that "liberals demand public access to rape your girls" by allowing "transgenders" to use female toilets.
26th May 2014
US: Axed radio hosts ‘deeply sorry’ for transphobic rant 15
10:53 PM — Two New York radio hosts who were fired after labelling transgender people "nut jobs" have said they "deeply apologise" for the incident.
Exclusive: Trannyshack London will not change name, despite US rebrand to T-Shack 15
9:05 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Trannyshack London has "no plans" to change its name, despite Trannyshack San Francisco announcing a rebrand to T-Shack.
Trans former UKIP MEP concedes defeat in European elections 8
2:53 PM — A transgender former UKIP MEP has conceded that she will not be re-elected after setting up her own party.
24th May 2014
Logo says it ‘will not allow anti-trans rhetoric’ after RuPaul defends transphobic slurs 17
5:12 PM — TV network Logo has distanced itself from statements made by drag artist RuPaul Charles, who defended the use of transphobic slurs.
23rd May 2014
Against Me frontwoman: Arcade Fire should have a real trans person in their video, not Spider-Man 14
10:35 PM — The lead singer of Against Me! has attacked Arcade Fire's new trans-centred new music video, which featured Andrew Garfield.
RuPaul: ‘Fringe people’ are upset by transphobic slurs, not real trans people 53
8:42 PM — RuPaul has defended his use of transphobic slurs on RuPaul's Drag Race, claiming only "fringe people" were offended and not the trans community.
US radio hosts fired after transphobic on-air comments 5
7:13 PM — Two radio hosts from upstate New York have been fired for mocking transgender people on their radio show.
19th May 2014
US: Church claims that ‘men dressed as women’ can use female toilets 24
10:10 PM — A Houston church has put up a sign claiming that "men dressed as women" will use the female toilets if the city passes an equal rights ordinance.
17th May 2014
US: White House backs Hagel’s efforts to review transgender military ban 1
4:08 PM — The White House has tentatively backed a review of the policy banning transgender people from openly serving in the military.
16th May 2014
Andrew Garfield stars as trans woman in Arcade Fire’s new music video 8
9:31 PM — Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield stars as a trans woman in Arcade Fire's new music video.
15th May 2014
US: Tyra Banks to produce transgender documentary series
1:50 PM — Tyra Banks has signed on to produce a documentary about trans women, hosted by trans model Carmen Carrera.
Israel: Minimum age for gender confirmation surgery lowered to 18 1
12:51 PM — Israel has lowered the minimum age to proceed with gender reassignment surgery from 21 to 18, officials have announced.
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says she wouldn’t be safe in civilian prison 2
12:29 PM — Chelsea Manning's lawyer is claiming a leak which suggested she could be transferred to a civilian prison was a 'transparent attempt' to threaten her safety.
Telegraph columnist: Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst are blokes, calling them ‘she’ denies reality 135
12:09 PM — A Telegraph columnist has attracted criticism for a column in which he refers to trans soldier Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst as 'blokes'.