25th July 2014
US Catholic Bishops: Obama’s anti-discrimination measure is ‘extreme and unprecedented’ 22
7:15 PM — A committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week attacked US President Barack Obama for signing an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace of federal contractors.
22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 2
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
16th July 2014
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
3rd July 2014
America’s Got Talent act slammed after transphobic audition song 125
6:23 PM — An 84-year-old singer on America’s Got Talent has been criticised for performing a transphobic song of his own composition at his audition.
1st July 2014
Cuba: Gay kissing sit-in held to celebrate Pride in Havana 1
5:26 PM — Around 20 people took part in a public same-sex kissing session on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and help break taboos gay kissing in Cuba.
25th June 2014
MEP: ‘Conchita Wurst is a dangerous bearded genetically modified organism’ 49
5:29 PM — Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki has been slammed by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder for making offensive remarks about Conchita Wurst.
Cards Against Humanity creator ‘deeply regrets’ transphobic card 17
3:56 PM — The creator of Cards Against Humanity has said that he deeply regrets including a transphobic card in early versions of the game.
24th June 2014
US: Basketball boss tackles homophobia in sports at California Assembly
1:09 PM — An openly gay NBA boss has spoken at a debate about tackling homophobic discrimination in sport.
18th June 2014
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.
11th June 2014
Malaysia: 16 trans women jailed after arrest at wedding 1
3:53 PM — Sixteen transgender women have been jailed in Malaysia.
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
Poll: Majority of Americans oppose trans people using preferred bathroom 23
1:38 PM — A poll has found that 59% of Americans think that trans people should have to use the bathroom associated with their birth gender.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".
US: National Review prints article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 20
6:30 PM — The National Review has published an article attacking transgender actress Laverne Cox, claiming she is 'not a woman'.
30th May 2014
CPS launches new drive against anti-LGBT bullying in schools 3
1:03 PM — A new campaign to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools has been launched by the CPS.
23rd May 2014
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
Malta: Bishop who described gay unions as a ‘grave moral act’ meets with gay Catholics 17
2:03 PM — Bishop Charles Scicluna attends celebratory event against homophobia and transphobia.
15th May 2014
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.
13th May 2014
NUS: LGBT students face widespread bullying and harassment at university 7
6:36 PM — One in five lesbian, gay and bisexual students has experienced bullying or harassment at a university campus, with the figure rising to one in three for trans students, a new report reveals.
12th May 2014
Spain: Anti-LGBT incidents make up 40% of overall hate crimes 5
1:51 PM — Hate towards the LGBT community is the most common form of hate crime in Spain. Last year, 452 hate crimes were linked to sexuality or identity out of a total of 1,172 confirmed offenses in the European country.