29th July 2014
US: Nevada TV station gives transgender nine-year-old a platform 1
11:40 PM — In a piece detailing what Reno Pride meant to the LGBT community, Nevada news station KOLO 8 gave transgender nine-year-old Cee Cee Ott the opportunity to tell her story.
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
Brighton: Trans community urged to join swimming club 5
1:49 PM — A swimming club for the trans community is re-launching in Brighton this September.
28th July 2014
UK: Prison officials concerned inmates may be identifying as transgender for ‘a soft life’ 12
4:40 PM — Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
25th July 2014
US: Child advocate office criticises the handling of trans teen Jane Doe’s case
11:01 PM — Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate issued a statement Wednesday criticising the Department of Children and Families for its handling of transgender teen Jane Doe's case.
Republican candidate: ‘No one can change gender’ and ‘trans people can’t go to church’ 13
6:19 PM — A Republican candidate for the Colorado House of Representatives has said it is “untrue” that a person can change their gender.
Tim Gunn: I’m ‘conflicted’ about letting trans people be models 17
5:47 PM — Tim Gunn has said he is "conflicted" about letting trans women be models because they have the "bone structure of a man".
Trans* Pride festival to be held in Brighton this weekend 1
12:04 PM — The second ever Trans* Pride Brighton festival is set to open this evening.
Model Andreja Pejić comes out as a transgender woman 7
10:59 AM — Model Andreja Pejić has revealed that she is a transgender woman.
24th July 2014
US: Janet Mock is Marie Claire’s newest contributing editor
8:57 PM — Janet Mock is joining the US edition of Marie Claire magazine as a contributing editor.
International AIDS Conference criticized for lack of trans speakers
2:40 PM — The International AIDS Conference has been criticized for its lack of transgender speakers, despite trans people being 49 times more likely to have HIV.
23rd July 2014
Laverne Cox: Whoopi Goldberg was “a huge inspiration to me as an actor” 1
7:53 PM — Actress Laverne Cox called Whoopi Goldberg an “inspiration as an actor” on her recent appearance on The View.
22nd July 2014
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 2
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
21st July 2014
US: Science magazine’s new cover receives backlash for being transmisogynistic 6
9:55 PM — Science, an academic magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has debuted a cover for a July issue that has been called transmisogynistic.
US: Film streaming site creates “Netflix for Lesbians” 4
8:38 PM — A new website, Section II, has created “Netflix for Lesbians” in an attempt to reach an untouched market of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women.
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer is unable to confirm gender affirming treatment
8:06 PM — Chelsea Manning’s legal team is unable to confirm last week’s report of Manning receiving gender treatment, while being housed in an all-male correctional facility in Texas.
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 6
5:25 PM — A trans woman arguing for the right to not have her trans status disclosed to the Jobcentre has won a legal battle against the Department of Work and Pensions.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 4
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.