8th June 2014
US: Trans woman kidnapped, used as sex slave by Louisiana trio 6
6:44 PM — A trans woman has escaped from captivity, after being kidnapped and enslaved by a trio in Louisiana.
US: Trans woman stages protest outside McDonald’s after female toilets ban 5
4:30 PM — A trans woman has staged a protest outside a McDonald's in Richmond, Virginia, after she was told she could not use the female toilets.
US: Trans woman found murdered in Baltimore
3:03 PM — A transgender woman has been found murdered in a field in Maryland.
Welsh minister: Government ‘must do more’ to improve LGBT domestic abuse services 3
2:12 PM — A Welsh minister has admitted her government "must do more" to improve the country's domestic abuse services for LGBT people.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
Stonewall: Pride needs to be more inclusive for black and trans people 42
5:44 PM — Work still needs to be done in making sure the Pride movement caters for everyone, says Stonewall’s Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt
4th June 2014
India: Census finds half a million trans people 8
8:42 PM — The first census in India to contain a third gender option has found nearly half a million trans people.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".
US: National Review prints article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 20
6:30 PM — The National Review has published an article attacking transgender actress Laverne Cox, claiming she is 'not a woman'.
US: Southern Baptist Convention motion attacks laws protecting trans people 5
2:31 PM — A motion submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention condemns all transgender anti-discrimination laws, gender confirmation surgery, and efforts to protect trans people.
US: Suspect in Atlanta train attack uses ‘trans panic’ defence 27
1:41 PM — A man suspected of assaulting two transgender women on an Atlanta train claims he panicked and attacked them because they came on to him.
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
2nd June 2014
UN calls for an end to forced sterilisation of trans and intersex people 4
7:14 PM — The World Health Organisation has urged for an end to the forced sterilisation of transgender and intersex people around the globe.
1st June 2014
US: Republican attempt to force referendum on repeal of trans anti-discrimination law fails 6
6:58 PM — An attempt by Maryland Republicans to trigger a referendum to repeal a law giving trans people legal protection from Discrimination has failed.
US: Two men charged with disorderly conduct over assault of trans women 10
6:35 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with the assault of two trans women on a train in Georgia.
31st May 2014
Parents make heartwarming tribute to 6-year-old transgender son 184
5:04 PM — Two parents have made a moving video tribute to their six-year-old transgender son Ryland.
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.