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.
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.