1st September 2014
US: Gender non-conforming teen to sue DMV after being told to ‘look like a boy’ for license photo 72
7:36 PM — A gender non-conforming teen applying who was told to "look more like a boy” for their driver's license photo plans to file a federal lawsuit.
Video: Stonewall holds historic first meeting with trans activists 16
7:27 PM — LGB rights charity Stonewall held a historic first meeting with people from the transgender community last weekend.
New website provides teachers with LGBT activity resources 9
6:03 PM — A new website has launched which aims to provide educators with support when teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Denmark: Landmark gender recognition law comes into effect 2
5:34 PM — A Danish law that makes it easier for transgender people to have their gender legally recognised has come into effect, but has caused controversy among trans activists.
US: Pennsylvania transgender teen takes own life 32
4:05 PM — A 17-year-old transgender boy in Pennsylvania has taken his own life.
30th August 2014
Video: Trailer released for Amazon’s transgender drama series 3
5:12 PM — A trailer has been released for Amazon's new trans-based drama series, Transparent.
29th August 2014
Facebook introduces gender-neutral family options 4
4:18 PM — Facebook has begun to roll out options for gender-neutral family relationships.
28th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox apologises for reading letter by a trans inmate convicted of rape 24
10:24 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox recently apologised for participating in a video in which she read a letter by convicted rapist Synthia China Blast.
Stonewall to begin three-month consultation period on trans issues 4
1:31 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales will this weekend begin a three-month long consultation period around trans issues, and how best to work with the trans community.
27th August 2014
UK: Transgender charity secures lottery funding
2:10 PM — One of the UK's few trans-focussed charities, Gender Intelligence, has secured a £10,000 lottery grant.
Ireland: Trans woman died by suicide, inquest finds 5
1:39 PM — A Dublin trans woman died by suicide, an inquest has found.
26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
25th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox to speak at NYC transgender and gender fluid arts festival 1
11:04 PM — Laverne Cox and her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, will have their first joint speaking engagement at a New York City festival celebrating transgender and gender fluid artists.
US: Michigan Police investigate Detroit attacks against LGBT people
7:32 PM — Michigan police are investigating three attacks against LGBT people in Detroit's Palmer Park.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
22nd August 2014
US: Chelsea Manning still not allowed gender reassignment
4:31 PM — Chelsea Manning is still being denied access to gender reassignment, despite pledges that she would be allowed to transition behind bars.
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
21st August 2014
US: New York governor pushes for state to outlaw trans discrimination 2
10:35 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people.
US: Anonymous Capitol Hill staffer makes transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles 1
8:19 PM — An anonymous user with an IP address from the US House of Representatives repeatedly made transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles over past days before being banned by the site.
US: Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival defends “womyn born womyn” intention 12
6:03 PM — The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival has released a list of demands in response to criticism that the event is transphobic due to its “womyn born womyn” policy.