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Open Transgender Military Service

How Not to Sound Like a Creationist to a Trans Person

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When people say they support transgender people but oppose the specific issues that matter to the transgender community, it makes as much sense as saying you support the gay community, but oppose marriage equality and anti-bullying initiatives.

How LGBT Organizations Can Be Better Transgender Advocates

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

As we win marriage equality, the focus of the right wing is shifting to "religious liberty" and anti-transgender legislation. Organizations will have to become more competent with transgender issues while figuring out how to raise money to advocate on the same.

We're Not Astroturf: Why Open Trans Military Service Is a Worthy Fight

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Last week Professor Dean Spade, a former teaching fellow at Harvard and transgender activist, attacked efforts to raise awareness of the exclusion of transgender people from U.S. military service.

The First Word I Ever Googled: Why Online Privacy Is an LGBT Issue

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The network these brave LGBT troops were building, using a new generation of social tools like Facebook, was strong, but it had one glaring weakness: Its security was completely dependent upon the policies and the precautions put in place by the companies that hosted it.

Transgender Service Must be a Priority

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

For transgender Americans, though, full participation in public life still eludes us.Transgender people are now lagging far behind the LGB community in nearly every measurable area. Open service, and the implicit recognition as full citizens it conveys, is our best opportunity to start closing it.

7 Goals Of Trans Activism

Autumn Sandeen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Autumn Sandeen

There are whys to transgender activism, but beyond the whys, there are the whats of transgender activism: the goals. Here are seven goals of trans activism, with some explanation as to why these are trans activism goals.

Open Transgender Military Service: It's Time To Get Started

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

As the combat exclusion for women comes to an end and open service for gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans edges closer to truly equal service, it becomes more and more obvious that there is no rational basis on which to bar qualified transgender people from serving in our armed forces.