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Trans Acceptance

I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love

Andy Marra | Posted 08.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

Drew has helped me truly accept that I am loveworthy, deserving of being loved for all of who I am. He has shown me that I have been and always will be more than enough for someone.

The Moment I Finally Came to Understand and Accept Transgender People

Mehrac Aliyari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mehrac Aliyari

I'm gay-friendly. Always have been. And proud of it. But I am ashamed to say that until quite recently, this wasn't the case when it came to transgender people. For a very long time I saw trans people as gay people who were ashamed or afraid to be themselves.

A Paradigm Shift Without a Clutch

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I told the students I have been with my partner Janis for 13 years, and that we have three young children. I never mentioned my transition or used the words "lesbian" or "transgender." I just let them draw their own conclusions. Then I asked if I might do an audience participation exercise.

The Canary in the Coal Mine

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Last week's Pew study on LGBT people paints an extremely negative picture of the battlespace as it stands for transgender people. We have almost no cultural acceptance. We lack all the traditional methods for changing this for the better. The risk of being "left behind" is strong.

Increasing Transgender Acceptance One Family at a Time

Crystal Cheatham | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Crystal Cheatham

Dr. Michele Angello is a therapist who works specifically with transgender youth and their families. Through her interactions with transgender youth and, subsequently, their families, Dr. Angello has led the way in educating entire churches, schools and communities about transgender identity.

A Mother's Love Redefined

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

I look back on how I used to define love. I realize that without this amazing experience with my transgender son, I would not have recognized the different ways that love could be expressed. Risking the unknown, our family has been able to create a richer life.

Gay Vs. Trans Cultural Influence, And The Slow Evolution From Ignorance To Acceptance Within The LGBT Community

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The way the stories about Michelle Shocked's homophobic rant and the Indigo Girls' commitment to stand with the trans community at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival developed exemplifies the difference in power between the gay and trans communities, which are united except when they're not.