11th May 2014
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to allowing trans people in military 3
5:59 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that he is "open" to finally allowing trans people to serve openly in the military.
8th May 2014
US: Judges hear arguments in state appeal against gender reassignment for trans prisoner 3
6:18 PM — Attorneys acting for a US convict went to court on Thursday as state officials argued that her gender reassignment should not be paid for by taxpayers.
Activists ‘gobsmacked’ after Camden Council lists ‘transsexualism’ as a ‘mental illness’ 25
12:38 PM — LGBT are campaigners outraged after ‘transsexualism’ is listed alongside mental illness on Camden Council housing forms.
7th May 2014
Interview: Jaiyah Saelua – the world’s first professional transgender footballer
3:05 PM — PinkNews speaks to transgender footballer Jaiyah Saelua who stars in Next Goal Wins - a documentary about the American Samoa national team's epic battle to restore belief in itself.
6th May 2014
US: NYC trans woman wins name-change legal battle 2
5:23 PM — A trans woman in New York City has won a legal battle over a case to remove problematic language from her name change order.
5th May 2014
US: Appeals court to hear appeal against gender reassignment for trans inmate 3
1:19 PM — A federal appeals court is set on Thursday to hear arguments from prison officials in an appeal against a ruling that an inmate must be given gender reassignment surgery.
4th May 2014
US: Salvation Army refuses to house homeless transgender woman because she hasn’t had surgery 7
9:16 PM — A Dallas woman who was left homeless last month has claimed the Salvation Army refused to house her because she is transgender, and hasn't had surgery.
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
US: Man jailed for shooting trans woman he met on Craigslist 8
4:09 PM — A Florida man has been jailed for four years and nine months, after he shot a transgender woman six times with a pistol.
30th April 2014
Watch: Trans activist Janet Mock turns tables on TV host by asking about her genitals 16
8:58 PM — Trans activist Janet Mock has turned the tables on a TV host, asking her some of the invasive questions about her body that trans people face in interviews.
US actress Laverne Cox set to produce and star in documentary about trans teenagers 1
1:34 PM — Laverne Cox will produce and take part in an hour long film about transgender youths.
29th April 2014
US: Milwaukee County bans discrimination based on gender identity
8:43 PM — Milwaukee County in Wisconsin has banned discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and expression.
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne set to play transgender woman in new film 9
3:11 PM — British actor Eddie Redmayne is to play a transgender woman in an adaptation of critically acclaimed novel The Danish Girl.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
27th April 2014
Laverne Cox snubbed by TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list despite placing fifth in readers’ poll 2
1:25 PM — Transgender actress Laverne Cox was snubbed by TIME's 100 Most Influential People list, despite placing fifth in the magazine's readers' poll.
25th April 2014
US: Trans teacher still banned from classroom, after being fired and reinstated 5
8:09 PM — A transgender teacher who was fired by a Texas school says she is being kept away from the classroom, despite officially being reinstated.
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
22nd April 2014
Indonesia’s first transgender boarding school reopens its doors 1
2:20 PM — An Islamic transgender boarding school has reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.