3rd June 2014
US: Suspect in Atlanta train attack uses ‘trans panic’ defence 27
1:41 PM — A man suspected of assaulting two transgender women on an Atlanta train claims he panicked and attacked them because they came on to him.
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
2nd June 2014
UN calls for an end to forced sterilisation of trans and intersex people 4
7:14 PM — The World Health Organisation has urged for an end to the forced sterilisation of transgender and intersex people around the globe.
1st June 2014
US: Republican attempt to force referendum on repeal of trans anti-discrimination law fails 6
6:58 PM — An attempt by Maryland Republicans to trigger a referendum to repeal a law giving trans people legal protection from Discrimination has failed.
US: Two men charged with disorderly conduct over assault of trans women 10
6:35 PM — Two men have been arrested in connection with the assault of two trans women on a train in Georgia.
31st May 2014
Parents make heartwarming tribute to 6-year-old transgender son 184
5:04 PM — Two parents have made a moving video tribute to their six-year-old transgender son Ryland.
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
US: Trans women attacked, beaten and stripped on Atlanta train 24
7:13 PM — Two trans women in Georgia were assaulted and stripped, while a crowd of onlookers filmed and cheered the attackers on.
US: Trans activist and actress Laverne Cox featured on TIME magazine cover 3
1:02 AM — US transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox has been featured on the cover of this month's TIME magazine.
29th May 2014
Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race makes transphobic slur towards trans model 35
7:09 PM — The crowned winner of the latest series of RuPaul's Drag Race has made transphobic remarks against model Carmen Carrera.
27th May 2014
Republican candidate: Liberals want ‘transgenders’ to rape girls in bathrooms 15
8:48 PM — A Republican state candidate in Colorado has claimed that "liberals demand public access to rape your girls" by allowing "transgenders" to use female toilets.
26th May 2014
US: Axed radio hosts ‘deeply sorry’ for transphobic rant 15
10:53 PM — Two New York radio hosts who were fired after labelling transgender people "nut jobs" have said they "deeply apologise" for the incident.
Exclusive: Trannyshack London will not change name, despite US rebrand to T-Shack 15
9:05 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Trannyshack London has "no plans" to change its name, despite Trannyshack San Francisco announcing a rebrand to T-Shack.
Trans former UKIP MEP concedes defeat in European elections 8
2:53 PM — A transgender former UKIP MEP has conceded that she will not be re-elected after setting up her own party.
24th May 2014
Logo says it ‘will not allow anti-trans rhetoric’ after RuPaul defends transphobic slurs 17
5:12 PM — TV network Logo has distanced itself from statements made by drag artist RuPaul Charles, who defended the use of transphobic slurs.
23rd May 2014
Against Me frontwoman: Arcade Fire should have a real trans person in their video, not Spider-Man 14
10:35 PM — The lead singer of Against Me! has attacked Arcade Fire's new trans-centred new music video, which featured Andrew Garfield.
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.