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On Vine They Always Ask, "Are You For Real?"

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Happiness is a process. It's learned. Practice it like you practice an instrument or sport: every day and with as much teen-aged girlish enthusiasm as you can. It doesn't seem to matter where you start. Buy a book about it, or google "how to be happy". . .

How Vine Taught Me to Accept Myself

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

With each video I make, I hope to give people, including parents, additional tools. I make silly, happy Vines and sincere, touching Vines, all trying to show the humanity of someone who is different. There is nothing wrong with me (and it only took 37 years to figure that out).

When Being Trans Is Not Trans Enough

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 01.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Let us not forget that transgender is an umbrella that encompasses all persons whose authentic identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female genders and assigned gender at birth. Male and female are increasingly being presented as two distinct states, with nothing between.

The Beauty Of Being Genderqueer

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Gay Voices

As the transgender community continues to fight its way into mainstream conversations, we recognize others who also fit outside the male-female binary...

Asking to Be Seen: An Actor Takes on the Role of Eric Harris in the World Premier Play, The Erlkings

Em Grosland | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Em Grosland

I was there in my best teenage boy attire: Baggy jeans, chest binder, crew neck T-shirt, chucks, and no makeup. I knew that I still didn't pass completely from across an audition room, but I walked up to the table, and flashed my equity card.

Why Parents Should View Their Transgender Children 'With Joy'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the past several weeks, AOL has aired an incredible docuseries with the intention of educating and informing the public about the lives of transg...

James Nichols

LOOK: The Faces Of Genderqueer

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new book showcases the faces of individuals identifying across the trans, genderqueer and gender nonconforming spectrum. From photogra...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Riley, 21, From Philadelphia

Diana Scholl | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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Band of One

Liam Kelly | Posted 01.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Liam Kelly

Since puberty I've experienced gender dysphoria but developed coping mechanisms to ignore it. It got harder with age. Having just turned 33 and returned from another month-long tour, I felt more depressed than ever. With every single performance the pain of the lie was perpetuated.

LOOK: This Is What Genderqueer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are a...

Kim Bellware

12 Images That Remind Everyone Women Are The Bosses Of Their Bodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women

Women around the world represent a rich mosaic of experiences and expressions, but the one belief that unifies the sisterhood: Don't you dare tell a w...

Why the Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March Is Necessary for Survival

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I see the greatest threat we face coming from the corporate Gay, Inc., agenda, not the participation of any trans person in the event. My visibility is heightened by the solidarity with my trans siblings and neighbors. The march is a space that celebrates and validates all of us, unlike PrideFest.

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Starfire, 18, From Las Vegas (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

"My partner and I have been together a year and three months. He identifies as straight, and it doesn't bother him that I identify as queer, genderqueer, and polyamorous."

Why I'm Genderqueer, Professional and Unafraid

Jacob Tobia | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

For transgender and gender non-conforming people like myself, the question of what to wear to work becomes an exhausting question of identity and of survival. For us, the question changes from "how do I present my best self at work?" to "can I present my best self at work?"

Creating Change one Piece of Art at a Time and Loving It!

Dar Dowling | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dar Dowling

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is in essence an art hive, a place where anyone can come whether they've ever made art or not, hang out, laugh, share their stories, and create something that's uniquely their own.

If You Can't Afford Tampons, What Do You Do?

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Sue Kerr

The stigma of menstruation compounded by the stigma of poverty shouldn't leave our neighbors without the items they need for their basic health and welfare.

BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 3

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

On the heels of his winning performance in the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents Episode 3 of Capitol Hil...

5 Places Trans People Don't Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.

As a Trans Person, Facebook is One of the Only Places I Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

Facebook's massive gender inclusion turned my once invisible presence in this world into something visible. I now existed. It was quite surreal.

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.

Incredible: Finally A Way To Easily Locate Gender-Neutral Restrooms

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Finding a safe bathroom space has always been an issue for transgender, genderqueer, non-binary individuals -- people from all over the spectrum of ge...

The Gender Book Is a Clear, In-Depth Look at Gender Theory

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Tackling topics like gender identity and presentation, gender-based assumptions, cissexism, pronouns, the gender binary, and the transgender umbrella, the book lives up to its name, providing the reader with an engaging Gender 101 lesson.

'Preferred' Pronouns For Genderqueer Students Gain Traction At US Colleges

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.31.2014 | College

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian,...

8 Stunning Photos That Explore The Space Between Gender

Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

Recently, and wonderfully, we've witnessed a wide variety of photographers giving visibility to the long overlooked LGBT populations around the world....

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.