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Janet Mock

Janet Mock: Sex Workers' Rights Must Be Part Of The Women's March

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.18.2017 | Women

Janet Mock wrote a poignant essay explaining why it’s integral that sex workers’ rights be included in the values that anchor the Women’s March ...

A Truth of One's Own: Un/Telling Our Stories

Anastasia Walker | Posted 11.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

To come out and tell the pharmacist, "No worries, I'm trans," would have instantly changed her view of me in ways I had little to no way of knowing; and while my personal safety wasn't at stake in this exchange, my desire to be seen for who I am was.

Stunning Photos Capture LGBTQ Life 'On Christopher Street'

Mark A. Thompson | Posted 10.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark A. Thompson

Using one camera and one light source, Seliger sought to capture the participants in the nation's ongoing fight for LGBTQ civil rights.

Why We Shouldn't Be Afraid To Critique Beyoncé

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women

On Monday, feminist thinker bell hooks published a blog on her official website, discussing Beyoncé's latest visual album, "Lemonade." And in true be...

6 Game-Changing Feminists On How The Movement Has Impacted Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women

Feminist powerhouses transform the world around them into a more equality-friendly place. But what about how the movement has changed their lives? To...

How We Lose Our Allies and How We Can Gain Them Back

Keay Nigel | Posted 03.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

On top of time and patience, we also must be willing to teach and guide our allies.

The 5-Word Question That Can Help Unlock Your True Power

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.28.2015 | OWN

Whether you're 12, 20 or in your twilight years, it's never too early or too late to live authentically. Television host Janet Mock began to stand fir...

There Are Many Reasons to Get Amazon Prime this Holiday Season and 'Transparent' Is One of Them

Mikki del Monico | Posted 12.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

What we see in the media matters. Narratives that include well-rounded transgender characters are important because they help us feel less alone and reveal more expansive endings than the ones we may previously have envisioned for ourselves.

Trans* Women Are Not Freakshows and Drag Queens: The Problem With the Transgender Umbrella

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 11.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.

TV Host Janet Mock Explains The 'Great Irony' Of Her Success

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.20.2015 | OWN

In her career as a journalist, Janet Mock has hosted shows for MSNBC, written a best-selling memoir, founded the #GirlsLikeUs social media movement an...

Janet Mock Asks 'Who Am I To Me?' In Powerful New Clip

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices

"Who am I to me?" - Janet Mock on Oprah's Super Soul SessionssPeople from all walks of life often ask me: How do I live a more authentic life? I say w...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fans Share Why They Dissent In Perfect Tribute

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women

There's never a bad time to celebrate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In a video premiered on The Cut, men and women in politics, entertain...

Victory Announced as Texas Judge Ordered By Superior Courts to Reinstate Transgender Widow's Marriage to Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 10.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

After nearly 6 years of fighting, my life has changed again with just one order.

People Always Wonder If I've Had 'Transgender Surgery'

Mikki del Monico | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

When you focus on a transgender person's body, you miss the chance to ask about that person's life, and it is our stories that humanize us, not just transgender people but everyone.

#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 10.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

Spearheading the Spiritual Revolution: Reflections on Oprah's New 'Super Soul Sessions' Program

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Last weekend, when I stepped onto the campus of UCLA I could feel the buzz. A line extended throughout the campus of energetic people chatting with one another they waited to enter Royce Hall.

Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

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

Last weekend, transgender activist and television personality Janet Mock made cable network history. After the murders of four trans women were report...

Transgender Equality Starts With Each Transgender Person Taking Responsibility for Actions, Words and Deeds

Toni Newman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

Being authentic and true to myself was my decision and now I live in my own truth. My sisters and brothers lets strive to be the best citizens we can be and show our communities we are just people trying to live in our own truth.

My Transgender Life: Where Do the Children Play?

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Sports are a must for so many of us to keep our heads on straight in this increasingly complex world. For trans youth, they must be allowed to play and play equally and not singled out.

Why We Should Award Courage

Ryley Rubin Pogensky | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

It could not be more fitting that Caitlyn Jenner will be receiving the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year's ESPYs, as the internet continues to both praise and debate what it means to have a beloved Olympian come out as a trans woman.

The Life-Shaping Moment Transgender Icon Janet Mock Had In Kindergarten

OWN | Posted 05.26.2015 | OWN

In 2011, Janet Mock, a successful editor, came out for the first time as a trans woman. Only a handful of people knew that she was assigned...

Trans Icon Janet Mock Gives Heartfelt Advice To Young People Struggling With Identity

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

As a kid, transgender icon Janet Mock felt like her gender identity was policed by those around her. In a recent video for the "It Got Better" pro...

The Privilege of Being Pretty -- #PassingCanMean #PrettyPower -- The Transgender Struggle

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Today I encourage you to look in the mirror and tell yourself "I am pretty, I am worthy, and I love Me!" and then go tell someone else, and even more I ask that the next time you encounter a transgender individual offer them a kind word about their appearance.

The Childhood Friend Who Gave Janet Mock The Courage To Live Authentically

OWN | Posted 05.05.2015 | OWN

From a young age, Janet Mock always had a sense of who she was meant to be. Though the writer and host of MSNBC's web show "So Popular!" was assigned ...

Janet Mock On The Power Of Embracing Her Transgender Identity

OWN | Posted 04.29.2015 | OWN

Less than five years ago, Janet Mock was like any other career woman in New York City, happily devoted to her job as a staff editor for Sh...