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Mike Huckabee's Transphobic 'Joke' Slammed By Stars, Allies

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Mike Huckabee’s attempt to zing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) on Twitter this weekend was a spectacularly offensive fail. In a ...

What Effect Did Brandon Teena's Death Have On The Trans Community?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.04.2017 | Queer Voices

When Brandon Teena, a 21-year-old transgender man living in Nebraska, was brutally murdered because of his gender identity in 1993, it felt like a "ne...

Remembering Our Dead

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

I think that remembering, when we remember our dead today, is an active verb. Our remembering today is a vocal and a vigorous act of naming a people and describing a hate that is not pretty, or comfortable, or nostalgic.

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Questions From Readers About Anti-Trans Violence

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Anti-trans violence is not going away anytime soon. My last blog post on anti-trans violence touched on issues that deserve far greater consideration than I'm capable of providing in one post, so this time I'm responding to some comments I've received over the past week.

The 10 Most Scandalous Gay Love Affairs

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

Same-sex love affairs certainly spike the scandal meter with the added layer of gay drama. Whether carried out by politicians, Hollywood stars or religious leaders, secret gay love affairs have shaken the dust right off history books for centuries.