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.
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.
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
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.
9th April 2014
US: Teacher suspended after parents complained because she is transgender 6
3:56 PM — A teacher in the US state of Texas has been told not to return to her classes after parents complained that they did not want a transgender person to teach their children.
5th April 2014
US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college 15
5:19 PM — A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.
4th April 2014
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
2nd April 2014
Campaign aims to raise funds for custody battle over trans boy 1
6:47 PM — A campaign has been started to raise money towards a lawsuit to allow a woman to keep custody of her trans son.
1st April 2014
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
31st March 2014
Amazon commissions new trans-based TV series ‘Transparent’ 5
7:35 PM — Amazon Instant Video has commissioned a 10-episode series of 'Transparent', a new trans-based drama-comedy series.
US: Department of Justice announces nationwide police ‘transgender training’ 8
12:42 PM — The US Department of Justice has announced a scheme to will provide training on transgender issues to police forces nationwide.
26th March 2014
Jerry Springer: I will stop using the word ‘tranny’, it’s offensive 7
8:56 PM — Jerry Springer has pledged that he will no longer use or allow the word 'tranny' on his show, after being challenged on his repeated use of the slur.
25th March 2014
Ireland: RTÉ under fire over ‘transphobic’ new sitcom 18
10:09 PM — Irish broadcaster RTÉ has received complaints over the negative portrayal of a transgender sitcom character.
24th March 2014
UK: Vandalised transgender memorial restored 4
5:41 PM — A vandalised memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has now been restored in Manchester.
20th March 2014
Chelsea Manning petitions Kansas court for legal name change 1
8:48 PM — Jailed transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning has petitioned a Kansas Court to allow her to legally change her name.