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Being Intersex  --  More Than a Diagnosis

Catherine Graffam | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Catherine Graffam

I believe so strongly in intersex people determining the way we define our bodies, not medical professionals with their own interests in mind. We know our bodies best. We know we are not broken, we are beautiful.

Showing Pride 24/7

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In this current era as the political and theocratic Right attempts to reverse progressive human and civil rights initiatives won over the past decades and to prevent such measures from taking root where they have not grown previously, I am extremely encouraged by the leaders from the highest levels and from the grassroots showing courage in the face of resistance and backlash.

The Green Party and LGBTQIA+ Rights

Michael Dennis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Dennis

The arc of justice for LGTBQIA+ persons is intersectional with other realms that we as Greens care about.

God's Great Banquet: Why Christians Need Trans and Intersex People

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Three years ago, I preached a sermon that radically transformed my life -- ending my career as a theologian, professor and ordained minister. That ser...

Introducing 'The Spectrum' Where We Explore Diverse LGBTQI Identities

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices

In a new video series called "The Spectrum," HuffPost Video's Maria Tridas invites diverse members of the LGBTQI community to open up about their pers...

This Is Our Fight Song

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

With the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia approaching, the United Nations asked people around the world to help create a video that captures the strength and spirit that lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) advocates and allies bring to their work.

The 21 Best Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Books for Kids

Em & Lo | Posted 04.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Em & Lo

Here's a comprehensive list of great books for kids -- novels, picture books, workbooks, memoirs and profiles -- that deal with transgender and intersex issues, gender non-conformity and sexual orientation as it relates to trans people.

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.

When Discrimination Costs $400 Billion Annually

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cianciotto

For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTIQ issues. In opening remarks, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft made it clear that members states are obliged to protect the human rights of LGBTIQ people.

Intersex and the City

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cianciotto

"Because intersex is framed as a disorder within the medical model," Morgan told me, "the medical community is using the tools it has to make people fit into the definitions of 'sex' and 'gender' created by society."

Wrecked Lives, Corporate Losses and Sluggish Growth: the Real Cost of Discrimination (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people doesn't just hurt people; it hurts corporate profits and costs countries tens of billions of dollars in lost economic output.

Exes at Odds Over Their 4-Year-Old’s Gender Identity

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Dr. Phil

Michelle and Kyle's baby, Aubrey, was born intersex, with ambiguous genitalia and chromosomes indicating that she was 70 percent more male than female...

This Tree Is Changing Its Sex, And Scientists Are Shocked

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Science

It's never too late in life to make a change, even if you're reputed to be 5,000 years old. A yew tree of that age -- dubbed the "Fortingall Yew" and...

The Universality of Gender Fluidity

Noah Manne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Manne

If the people I have talked to in my practice -- both those who identify as gender minority and those who identify as cisgender -- are any indication, we will likely conclude that gender identity is as much on a scale as is sexual orientation.

Here's What It's Like To Grow Up Intersex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In an age of increased visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity, one way of existing in the world that still seems to be...

Transphobia in the Midwifery Community

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

Trans, genderqueer and intersex people have been giving birth for as long as women-identified people have and we have also encountered oppression.

When A Newborn's Sex Is In Question, Why Do Doctors Get To Decide?

BuzzFeed | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pam Crawford first saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website for kids with special needs. The photo showed a toddler in a chair, curly black hai...

Caitlyn Jenner -- Hero Spirit

Patti Spangler | Posted 06.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Patti Spangler

Our youth deserve every break they can get on their transition journey. In her interview with Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn expressed a desire to do what she can to help transgender youth. I am looking forward to her being in the struggle with the rest of us that just want to live our lives in safety and with dignity. We all need to pull together and do what we can to make things better for the younger generation.

Beautiful New UN Video Presents LGBT "Everyday Heroes" to the World

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

New York City's Times Square - with its throngs of visitors, office workers, hawkers of fake designer wear and life-sized Elmos and Buzz Lightyears - today serves as the unusual setting for a United Nations video launch.

Lila Shapiro

How The Global LGBT Movement Can Keep Up Its Stunning Momentum

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

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

Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."

WATCH: Here's What It's Like To Be Intersex

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you have ever been confused about what it means to be intersex, this video is one of the most accessible explanations of this identity that we've e...

At the UN, 'Disappointment and Cautious Optimism' About LBTI Rights

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

The distinct human rights concerns of such "multiply marginalized" LBTI (lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people were outlined in a Statement in Reaction to Political Statement of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women that was signed by more than 50 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and activists.

Florida Proposes "Stand Outside My Loo" Law

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

The current bifurcated restroom designation contradicts the realities of peoples' sexed bodies, gender identities and gender expressions.

Lessons From A Christmas Carol: Acceptance and Kindness for Children with Differences of Sex Development

Courtney Finlayson | Posted 02.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Finlayson

In the spirit of the holidays, I hope to open your hearts to understand a group of patients that have suffered, often silently, from stigmatization related to "disorders of sex development" (DSD) or "intersex," which affect up to 1 in 4,500 individuals.