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.
18th July 2014
US: Chelsea Manning to receive gender confirmation treatment while in all-male military prison 1
12:11 PM — Chelsea Manning is to start treatment to aid her transition from male to female while in an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, it was announced Thursday.
16th July 2014
US: Suspect turns himself in following Cincinnati murder of trans woman 1
6:48 PM — A man has surrendered himself to police, after a trans woman who was shot dead last month.
US: Trans teen Jane Doe moved to juvenile home for boys in Connecticut 3
6:36 PM — A transgender 16-year-old girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after a long and tumultuous history of being under the care of the Department of Correction.
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
Video: Mother delivers moving speech defending trans daughter 7
1:32 PM — A mother has delivered a speech defending her transgender daughter.
14th July 2014
Belgium: First transgender parliamentarian appointed to Senate 3
4:38 PM — Professor Petra De Sutter has become Belgium’s first transgender Member of Parliament, making her the second serving transgender MP in Europe, following the country’s recent elections.
Video: Documentary explores what it’s like to be Mormon and trans 7
3:39 PM — A short video has been released exploring issues faced by someone who is Mormon, and brought up in the Mormon Church.
13th July 2014
US: Religious college that denied trans student housing granted discrimination law exemption 3
1:13 PM — An Oregon religious college that refused to provide on-campus housing for a trans student has been granted an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
12th July 2014
Video: Laverne Cox features in beautiful John Legend music video 3
6:41 PM — Trans actress Laverne Cox has made an appearance in a stunning new John Legend music video.
11th July 2014
US: Conspiracy theorists actually think Michelle Obama is transgender after Joan Rivers joke 47
6:15 PM — Conspiracy theorists now actually believe that First Lady Michelle Obama is transgender, after Joan Rivers made a joke.
US: Chicago radio station calls Laverne Cox a ‘t****y’ 1
2:11 PM — A Chicago radio station has mocked transgender actress Laverne Cox, referring to her using a transphobic slur.
Colombia: Trans women form football club and hold own ‘World Cup’ 1
1:33 PM — A group of trans women have formed an all-trans football club to celebrate the World Cup.
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.