20th June 2014
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.
Gender reassignment to be legally recognised in Ireland for the first time 1
1:53 PM — Joan Burton, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, this week announced that the proposed Gender Recognition Bill will be submitted for drafting and “enacted as soon as possible” following publication of the legislation.
18th June 2014
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
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.
US study shows 21% increase in anti-LGBT physical violence 3
5:46 PM — A US study has found a marked increase in anti-LGBT physical violence, and a disproportionate rise in anti-trans violence.
US: Southern Baptist Convention condemns trans people 2
12:23 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention has passed a motion condemning all laws protecting trans people.
12th June 2014
US: Trans candidate wins Nevada Republican primary 6
8:28 PM — A trans candidate has won a Republican primary, clearing her way to run for the state Assembly.
11th June 2014
Malaysia: 16 trans women jailed after arrest at wedding 1
3:53 PM — Sixteen transgender women have been jailed in Malaysia.
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
Denmark: Forced sterilisation dropped for legal gender recognition 2
2:14 PM — Trans people in Denmark will no longer be forced to be sterilised in order to legally change their gender.
Poll: Majority of Americans oppose trans people using preferred bathroom 23
1:38 PM — A poll has found that 59% of Americans think that trans people should have to use the bathroom associated with their birth gender.
9th June 2014
US: Murdered Baltimore trans woman was ‘fun-loving, caring’
4:39 PM — A friend of a trans woman murdered in Baltimore last week has paid tribute to her.
Sci-fi show Orphan Black introduces trans character
1:47 PM — Cult science fiction show Orphan Black has introduced a male transgender character.