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Gender Dysphoria

How Living With and Loving Bruce Jenner Changed My Life Forever

Linda Thompson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Linda Thompson

If Bruce had told me about his gender issue when we first began getting romantically involved, I would not have married him. Pure and simple. But looking back, I'm so grateful to God, the universe, and Bruce that I didn't know, and that Bruce played the role in my life that he did.

A Night of a Thousand Genders

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

'Why do we need to be told which toys are appropriate for girls and boys?' and 'Why are toys even categorized according a child's gender?' But, there was still a more crucial question that even I, a life-long feminist, did not think to ask: "Are there really only two genders?"

Ryan Grim

Big Win For Chelsea Manning

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An army appeals court has ordered the military to stop its regular practice of referring to Private First Class Chelsea Manning as a man...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Trans Man but Were Afraid to Ask

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Davis Smith

Jessie listed questions he thinks most people want to know the answer to but are too afraid to ask. Here I paraphrase his answers, which are based on his own experience and may not represent the experiences of every transgender person, but his responses reflect his own experience openly and honestly.

What Is The Dating World Like For The Transgender Community?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.28.2014 | Gay Voices

What is it like to navigate the dating world after coming out as transgender? In this eighth episode of AOL's docuseries "True Trans," Against Me!'...

What Exactly Is Gender Dysphoria?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.18.2014 | Gay Voices

What exactly is gender dysphoria? In this second episode for AOL's docuseries "True Trans" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, the singer explores...

Puberty Suppression for Transgender Adolescents Works

Jack Drescher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Science
Jack Drescher

Puberty suppression for gender-dysphoric adolescents has only been around since the late 1990s. The Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria at Amsterdam's VU University pioneered this approach, and their recent online publication of a longitudinal study in the journal Pediatrics offers insights into how some of these kids fare.

Kristina Wong's Vagina Expounds on the Broadness of Queerness

Kristina Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristina Wong

So you are probably wondering, why is a vagina giving a keynote speech at a queer conference? What does this vagina know about being queer and Asian more than a gold star queer person who can speak to these issues?

When Will Non-Transgender People Wake Up to Themselves?

Fiona Dawson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Fiona Dawson

The cisgender obsession with transgender people's sex organs indicates that cisgender people don't really know enough about what defines their own state of being. Quite frankly, if as Couric says, "it's still a mystery to some people," then go read a biology book or Google it.

Is There a Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria?

Kyle Simon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Simon

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) occur at a higher rate in transgender people than in the general population. Moreover, female-to-male (FTM) transgender people have higher rates of autistic features than do male-to-female (MTF) transgender people or cisgender males and females.

Chelsea Manning: Why Now?

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

"Why now?" That's what people asked me when I "came out" and started my transition. In fact, just about every trans person with whom I've spoken has heard the same question.

How We All Betrayed Bradley Manning

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Urizenus Sklar

That he is looking at life in prison suggests a moral failure that permeates out society from top to bottom. The mere fact that he had to live the life he did, suggests a societal moral failure no less significant. God bless Bradley Manning. He deserved better.

DSM-5 Reflects Shift In Perspective On Gender Identity

Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition...

LGBT Narratives, Memory and The Sense of an Ending

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The point of coming out and living free and equal is to allow all to not have to create memories based on shame and fear, to allow a life and its remembrance to be based on the emotions that we all have as human beings but which are grossly distorted by the closet.

Transgender Disorder Stigma No More

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

In May, 2013, the paradigm for the way the medical profession view transgender people changes -- soon we will no longer be classified as having a "mental disorder." The American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual is being updated and the "disorder" stigma soon to be removed.

The End Of Transgender As A Mental Illness

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans persons are no longer classified by the medical community as mentally ill, this decision coming 39 years after homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness. I have been involved in many civil rights campaigns, but as a physician, none has mattered more to me than this one.