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5 Places Trans People Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

The fashion industry has never been wary of pushing boundaries, including the boundaries of gender. Gender nonconformity is not only becoming commonplace in the fashion world but is now becoming the epicenter of high fashion and innovation.

Call the (Gender) Police!

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer kids are attacked, they are usually the ones who are gender-nonconforming. This highlights the underlying problem: Our culture isn't killing people for being transgender; they're doing it for failing to stay within gender boundaries.

Celebrating The Beauty -- And Resilience -- Of Gender Non-Conforming Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Gender And Family Project presented its first annual benefit last night in an effort to celebrate the beauty and resilience of gender nonconformin...

Hip Hop's Mister Cee's Legitimate Love for Women

André St. Clair | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices
André St. Clair

To peg Mister Cee as gay would not be entirely accurate. Sexuality has never been uncomplicated. The leading heteronormative and gay paradigms have aimed to make it uncomplicated, but that only erases and make invisible those who do not fit within.

Our Evolving Multi-Gender Society

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

These are exciting times as the freedom to self-determine is allowing a myriad of identities to arise. My personal belief is that the binary will survive and be strengthened as the borders of the two main categories become softened and the codes that determine qualification are loosened.

Who, Then, Really Is Trans?

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The main issue for the traditional trans community is that by being public and claiming membership as trans, persons such as B. Scott, or the recent detransitioners who made the news, muddy the public perception and make political action more difficult.

Toward the Impossible

Avi Cummings | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Avi Cummings

We're told that we're being unrealistic, but it takes a hell of a lot of creativity and imagination to keep fighting at odds with what we are told is possible, at odds with the options available in our given systems steeped in racisim, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and violence.

Standing Up For The 'T' Girls

Daniel Browne | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Browne

I associate with a diverse range of people, and the female-assigned people I know who dress or live as men have a much easier time than the male-assigned people I know who dress or live as women. The former is more socially acceptable, and that disappoints me.

Trans* Invisibility

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

It's up to trans* people to be proactive and make certain that our individual and collective voices are heard loud and clear by the public and the media, and that we continue to be written into the record of queer history.

The Reality of the NYPD Patrol Guide Changes for Trans* and Gender Nonconforming People

justin adkins | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

As great as these changes to the patrol guide are, they will not stop the false arrests in suspicion of prostitution or racial profiling. They will not stop the NYPD "stop and frisk" policy.

When The Gender Boxes Don't Fit

Ericka Sokolower-Shain | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Ericka Sokolower-Shain

What gender-variant youth need are teachers who don't make assumptions, who ask lots of questions and then listen to the answers. Everyone is different. When a kid tells you what's important to them, that's what they want you to do.

Look At Him, He's Sandra Dee: What 'House Of Lies' Can Teach Us About Gender-Nonconforming Children

Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

As a psychologist who spends much of my time working with children who don't fit inside neat, binary gender boxes, I applaud Showtime and the writers of House of Lies for bringing a new perspective on children's gender in a compelling and sympathetic way.

When Will HRC And GLAAD Go After Miller Lite's Offensive Ads?

David Groshoff | Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices
David Groshoff

On Christmas I took the day off from researching corporate law and watched whatever programming our cable TV provided. And that programming contained a seemingly disturbing amount of "manliness," whatever that means.

Treating Society's Gender Anxiety

Laverne Cox | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

What if our entire culture, our entire society is experiencing a collective gender anxiety? What if the way society calms that anxiety is by objectifying and stigmatizing transgender and gender-nonconforming people?