23rd May 2014
RuPaul: ‘Fringe people’ are upset by transphobic slurs, not real trans people 53
8:42 PM — RuPaul has defended his use of transphobic slurs on RuPaul's Drag Race, claiming only "fringe people" were offended and not the trans community.
US radio hosts fired after transphobic on-air comments 5
7:13 PM — Two radio hosts from upstate New York have been fired for mocking transgender people on their radio show.
19th May 2014
US: Church claims that ‘men dressed as women’ can use female toilets 24
10:10 PM — A Houston church has put up a sign claiming that "men dressed as women" will use the female toilets if the city passes an equal rights ordinance.
17th May 2014
US: White House backs Hagel’s efforts to review transgender military ban 1
4:08 PM — The White House has tentatively backed a review of the policy banning transgender people from openly serving in the military.
16th May 2014
Andrew Garfield stars as trans woman in Arcade Fire’s new music video 8
9:31 PM — Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield stars as a trans woman in Arcade Fire's new music video.
15th May 2014
US: Tyra Banks to produce transgender documentary series
1:50 PM — Tyra Banks has signed on to produce a documentary about trans women, hosted by trans model Carmen Carrera.
Israel: Minimum age for gender confirmation surgery lowered to 18 1
12:51 PM — Israel has lowered the minimum age to proceed with gender reassignment surgery from 21 to 18, officials have announced.
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says she wouldn’t be safe in civilian prison 2
12:29 PM — Chelsea Manning's lawyer is claiming a leak which suggested she could be transferred to a civilian prison was a 'transparent attempt' to threaten her safety.
Telegraph columnist: Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst are blokes, calling them ‘she’ denies reality 135
12:09 PM — A Telegraph columnist has attracted criticism for a column in which he refers to trans soldier Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst as 'blokes'.
14th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning may be transferred to civilian prison to allow her to transition 2
3:38 PM — Transgender Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning may be transferred to a civilian prison, to allow her access to hormone therapy.
12th May 2014
Stag attack victim Dr Kate Stone celebrates removal of trans references from newspaper articles 7
2:04 PM — Following a life threatening attack on a Cambridge academic by a stag, six national newspapers have admitted that it was irrelevant to include in their reports on the incident that she is transgender.
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.