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Nikki Araguz

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

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay 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.

WATCH: Transgender Woman Finds Love After Tragedy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Nikki Araguz was 18 years old when she began to live her life as a woman, after a lifetime of feeling as if her gender identity did not correspond wit...

We Just Want to Be a Family: Civil Marriage Is a Civil Right!

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

I included the court-order proof of my "sex change," as it is referred to in this situation, which the 2009 Family Code designates as an acceptable proof of identification in order to obtain a marriage license in the state of Texas. And then Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart denied us.

Equal Love + Marriage Equality

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

In 2011 my marriage to Thomas was invalidated based on the assumption that we had a same-sex marriage, even though we weren't a gay couple. In fact, we were a very average heterosexual couple. After the shocking ruling, I fought back.

Lawsuit: Dead Firefighter's Wife Is Actually A Man

Huffington Post | Tom Kent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nikki Araguz, wife of recently deceased firefighter, Thomas Araguz, is being taken to court by her late husband's relatives over the distribution of h...