25th September 2014
DNC political director: ‘Coming out was an advantage for me in my job’
3:43 PM — At only 36, Raul Alvillar — national political director of the Democratic National Committee and an openly gay man — has built an impressive resume with the Democratic Party.
Review: ‘Transparent’ – the true transgender tipping point?
2:35 PM — Transparent, created by Six Feet Under's Jill Soloway, is a dark LA-based comedy-drama, focussing on dysfunctional family the Pfeffermans.
24th September 2014
‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham producing transgender documentary
3:47 PM — Girls creator Lena Dunham has announced she is working on a documentary series about a suit-maker that caters to the transgender community.
Chelsea Manning sues the US Government for gender reassignment surgery 11
10:01 AM — Lawyers for Chelsea Manning have filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Defense allow her to have gender reassignment surgery during her incarceration.
21st September 2014
Australia: Trans teenager says supermarket cashier ‘laughed in face’ over old ID 15
7:55 PM — A transgender teenager in Australia has filed a complaint, after a supermarket cashier laughed in his face when looking at his ID.
Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform 22
1:36 PM — A group of boys at a Brazil school have donned skirts, after a transgender girl was fined by teachers for wearing the "incorrect" uniform.
20th September 2014
Martial arts champ refuses to take on transgender fighter Fallon Fox 5
1:22 PM — Mixed martial arts champion Ronda Rousey has refused to fight against trangender athlete Fallon Fox.
19th September 2014
US: Transgender teens sweep homecoming court
9:48 PM — This week two transgender teenagers were voted by their peers as homecoming royalty.
Turkey: Trans journalist fired from television station 1
6:53 PM — This week, Turkey's only openly-transgender broadcast journalist was fired from IMC TV after a dispute between her and the station's management.
India: TV network hires first transgender news anchor 1
6:47 PM — An Indian news network has appointed the country's first transgender news anchor.
Obama sent Joan Rivers condolence note, after she called his wife a ‘tranny’ 15
6:28 PM — Joan Rivers' daughter says she received a handwritten note of condolence from President Barack Obama - just weeks after the comedian labelled his wife a "tranny".
17th September 2014
US: Transgender teen found after escaping custody 1
8:20 PM — A transgender teenage girl is back in custody after she escaped from a Connecticut treatment centre.
Hockey Canada introduces trans-friendly locker room policy 23
6:20 PM — Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy which allows transgender players to choose which locker room they would like to use.
Ireland: Gender recognition bill to be published ‘by end of the year’ 1
5:27 PM — The Irish government will publish a long-awaited bill to recognise the gender of trans people by the end of 2014, it has been announced.
US: Photo ID rules could leave 24,000 trans people unable to vote
12:08 PM — A report has raised concerns that that strict photo ID requirements could leave 24,000 transgender people unable to vote in November's midterm elections.
15th September 2014
US: Wisconsin school district bans gender-identity based bullying 1
6:03 PM — A Green Bay Wisconsin school district recently banned bullying based on gender identity.
14th September 2014
US: Trans girl crowned homecoming queen in Colorado 6
5:47 PM — A transgender teenager has been crowned homecoming queen at her Colorado high school.
India: Government objects to Supreme Court ruling creating legal third gender 2
1:12 PM — The Indian government has filed an objection to a court ruling legally recognising a third gender.
New York: Radio hosts fired for calling trans people ‘nut jobs’ return to airwaves 8
11:41 AM — A pair of radio hosts who were fired for making transphobic comments have been given a new show just four months later.
7th September 2014
Kellie Maloney evicted from Celebrity Big Brother 23
4:06 PM — Kellie Maloney has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house.