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.
4th May 2014
UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summit 157
3:04 PM — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly blocked a Lib Dem minister's plan to attend an EU gay rights summit, and scuppered plans for the UK to sign a declaration against homophobia.
30th April 2014
US: South Carolina campaign aims to educate about anti-gay bullying in schools 2
8:32 PM — A new campaign has launched in the US state of South Carolina, aiming to provide resources on anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
29th April 2014
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.