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Chaz Bono Busts A Big Myth About Being Transgender

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.04.2016 | OWN

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Trans Student Fights For His Right To Use The Boys Bathroom

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday over whether a high school in Virginia should be ordered to allow a transgendered student to use the...

This Amazing Web Series Is Reimagining The Way Trans Stories Are Told

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

A brand new web series debuted today and it seeks to reimagine how experiences of the transgender community are understood, shared and receive...

The Dangers In Assuming Women Are The Only People Who Menstruate

BuzzFeed | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Everyone with a uterus tends to have a complicated relationship with their period. There’s the bloody mess that can ruin a favorite pair of unde...

Meet The First Trans Bride To Appear On 'Say Yes To The Dress'

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

The popular "Say Yes To The Dress" television franchise will feature its very first transgender bride-to be tonight on "Say Yes To The Dress: ...

No One Knew The First Black Trans Model's Secret, Until They Did

The Cut | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.15.2015 | Style

Tracey “Africa” Norman always knew that the question wasn’t if she’d be found out, but how long she could go undetected....

This Is What Trans Looks Like

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

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'Zoolander 2' Is Pissing People Off And It’s Not Even In Theaters Yet

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Zoolander 2" doesn't hit theaters until February, but thousands of people are already calling for a boycott of the film.  Last month, a petition...

Ben Carson Calls Transgender Military Members A Distraction

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ben Carson told veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday that the military is not the place to deal with the “...

The Prevention of Suicide Through Unconditional Love

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Although suicide is not seasonally dependent, the festivities may bring many LGBT persons more dread than cheer. Reflect on your relationship with your child this holiday season. A parent's assurances of unconditional love can be the difference between life and death.

The Troubling Erasure of Trans Parents Who Breastfeed

The Establishment | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Brochures, websites and PSAs promote the picture of a woman lovingly looking at her child as the baby suckles at her breast. The language accompanying this imagery is inevitably gendered, specific to cisgender women who are nursing a baby that they themselves gave birth to.

Kylie Jenner Reveals Why She Likes Caitlyn Better Than Bruce

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Kylie Jenner's relationship with Caitlyn is better than ever.   "I feel like ... it was the only thing I really bottled in," the 18-year-...

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

This Company Is Trying To Change The Way That Trans Men Experience Their Periods

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

A new line of underwear recently hit the market that aims to address a specific, clothing-based need for the transgender community. THINX, a company ...

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

15 Things Trans People Wish You Would Stop Saying To Them

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

Sometimes, even our most well-intentioned sentiments can cause unintended harm to trans or gender non-conforming individuals. One way to describe the...

Rose McGowan: 'Caitlyn Jenner You Do Not Understand What Being A Woman Is About'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rose McGown does not think Caitlyn Jenner understands what being a woman is about.  Jenner was honored Nov. 9 at Glamour's 2015 Women of the Yea...

Protesters Confront Caitlyn Jenner: 'You're An Insult To Trans People'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Caitlyn Jenner met face-to-face with protesters who called her "an insult to trans people."  Jenner was chosen to speak at the Chicago Ho...

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions....

The Percentage Of Girls In Juvenile Detention Who Are LGBTQ Is Absolutely Shocking

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

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Developing: LGBT Equal Rights Measure On The Ropes In Houston

Houston Chronicle | Whitney Snyder | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

Early voting results show Houston's equal rights ordinance failing by a wide margin, with 62.5 percent of voters opting to repeal the law and 37.5 pe...

Michelle Rodriguez's Upcoming Gender Reassignment Thriller Is Already Causing Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Michelle Rodriguez's upcoming film won't be in theaters until 2017, but it's already getting backlash.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the news We...

Trans Man Walks Naked Through A Town In Powerful And Heartbreaking Music Video

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

A compelling new music video from artist Will Young follows a transgender man as he strips down in a British pub and walks naked through a s...

TSA Will No Longer Call Trans Travelers' Body Parts 'Anomalies'

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Transportation Security Administration will no longer refer to transgender travelers' body parts as "anomalies," officials told the Advocate&...

Joe Biden Backs Transgender Military Service As U.S. Weighs Policy

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. milit...