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 5
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.
BBC2 commissions first transgender sitcom 20
5:33 PM — BBC2 has commissioned the first transgender sitcom in Britain, which was selected following a talent search.
20th August 2014
US: Department of Labor issues guidelines to protect trans workers
9:13 PM — The US Department of Labor issued guidance on Tuesday, stating they will interpret gender non-discrimination laws as protecting transgender workers.
Kellie Maloney donating ‘significant portion’ of Big Brother fee to trans support group 32
12:00 PM — Kellie Maloney will donate a "significant portion" of her Celebrity Big Brother fee to a transgender support group, it has been revealed.
19th August 2014
US: First out trans police officer joins San Francisco’s force 3
8:40 PM — Officer Mikayla Connell became the first out transgender person to graduate from the San Francisco Police Academy last Friday.
18th August 2014
Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney joins Celebrity Big Brother house 63
9:56 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has entered the Celebrity Big Brother house.
17th August 2014
US: 13-year-old trans girl banned from school unless she dresses as boy 49
5:59 PM — A 13-year-old transgender girl has been banned from attending her own school, unless she dresses as a boy to do so.