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This Tree Is Changing Its Sex, And Scientists Are Shocked

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

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The Universality of Gender Fluidity

Noah Manne | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay 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 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices

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

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 08.24.2015 | Gay 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 06.05.2015 | Gay 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 05.14.2015 | Gay 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 | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay 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 06.17.2015 | Gay 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."

Changing Attitudes Spark Movement Against Intersex Surgeries For Infants & Children

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown ey...

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

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay 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 05.23.2015 | Gay 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 05.16.2015 | Gay 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.

Michael Phelps' Supposed Girlfriend Came Out As Intersex. She Was Not 'Born A Man.'

Avery Stone | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

The bottom line is this: If the media covers someone who comes out as intersex, it is its responsibility to educate itself about what that means. In Chandler's case, although some outlets did cover the term correctly, the majority failed. This is deplorable. Why? Because it just reinforces stereotypes.

Trans and Intersex Awareness and Understanding in the LGB Community

Patti Spangler | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Patti Spangler

For over 25 years, I was an ordinary woman with a secret. It's a secret that always made me feel "less than" and caused me to leave behind a trail of failed dreams and relationships. In those years of ordinariness, no one ever discovered my secret even though not a single day went by without me being terrified they would.

A Look At Aromantic, Queerplatonic And Other Orientations You Might Not Have Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

It started as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and later grew into LGBTQIA (adding in queer, intersex and asexual). But it may become eve...

9 Things To Know About Being Intersex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Perhaps one of the least understood subgroups of the queer community are intersex people -- and now one TV show is attempting to bring this form of id...

MTV Show To Break Ground By Featuring Intersex Character

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

MTV is slated to go where few other networks have gone before when it includes an intersex character on the second season of the popular scripted seri...

"God Don't Make No Mistakes": Common Sense, Faith-Based Celebration of Gender Minorities

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The upcoming proposal to ban recognition of transgender (including intersex) identities by the Southern Baptist Convention, though put forth by a college professor of ethics, is neither well-educated in its understanding of the complex biology of gender nor ethical.

'I'm Really Lucky To Have Been Born Intersex'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

An estimated 1 in 2,000 babies is intersex, or has reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't fit the typical male or female definition. Pidgeon Pago...

Stunning Photos Tell The Story Of An Intersex Sex Worker (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

This is Claudette. Claudette is a husband, a grandfather and an award-winning cyclist. She's also an intersex sex worker. "I’d rather sell my ass th...

Will The US Finally Recognize Non-Binary Genders?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A petition is making its rounds on the Internet that calls on politicians to legally recognize individuals whose bodies and experiences fall outside o...

If We Can't Own the Right Labels, We Can't Expect the Wider Society to Get It Right

Eden Walker | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

I'm a construct, a creation of a surgeon forcing me away from my birth and designing me so you can feel more comfortable. Your normality and complicity in a bi-sexed system led me to a life of pain and discomfort. I am a curiosity in a world of "normals."

'First I Was A Typical Girl...Then I Was This Intersex Thing'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Being intersex is oft-misunderstood and frequently overlooked, not only within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community but the wor...