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Mandi's Diary: Real Life As San Quentin's Only Transgender Prison Guard

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Originally published on Feb 24th, 2014. “I wasn’t going to a safe space; I would be facing down some of the toughest people in the state. In...

TWOCC Does Philly: My First Time at Philly Trans Health

Sidney Chase | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

When I landed and got off the plane I was sweaty. It was late that night, the flight had been ass to elbows. I had barely slept and my cocktail of Red...

These Trans Women Just Epically Remade Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices

We are gagging over this! A group of transgender-identifying individuals recently came together to recreate iconic scenes from Beyoncé’s most recen...

Transgender Woman, Deeniquia Dodds, Dies After Being Shot in DC

NBC | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender woman has died after she was shot in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July, and police are investigating her death as a homicide. Deeni...

Introducing The World's First App For The Gender-Variant And Queer Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices

A new, multifaceted app intended as a safe, community-oriented space for gender-variant and queer people from all across the spectrum of sexuality and...

Trans Folks Now Have A Safe Space To Recover From Gender Confirmation Surgery

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices

An incredible new resource is in the works in Chicago, Illinois, that will be a safe space for trans masculine individuals who are in recovery followi...

Meet Jazz Jennings, The Transgender Teen Who Is Changing The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the twelfth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significan...

Why People Are Using The Term 'Latinx'

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices

The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying...

Trans Activists Around America Speak Out About Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video campaign is bringing together transgender and gender-nonconforming activists from around America to reflect on the current state of politi...

This Trans Pioneer Has Been Fighting For The Trans Community For Decades

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the eleventh feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significa...

The Truth About Transgender Bathroom Laws

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

In the wake of an emboldened sense of righteous antagonism to transgender existence, we’re in dire need of allies. The support of our cisgender coun...

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

Caitlyn Jenner Praises Trump On Women, LGBT Issues In Latest WTF Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Oh, Caitlyn, girl... no. In a recent interview with Stat, Jenner spoke about the upcoming presidential election and had some rather nice (and ill-inf...

Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal Under Islamic Law

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Mu...

Marsha P. Johnson And Sylvia Rivera Honored By Modern Day Trans Heroes

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Logo will celebrate a handful of individuals and organizations who have played a significant role in the ongoing battle for queer liberation tonight a...

Inside Planned Parenthood's Push For Gender-Neutral Language

The Establishment | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Planned Parenthood is often thought of by the public as a women's health provider. But it isn't really a women's health group -- Planned Parenthood has provided reproductive health care to people of all genders for years.

Beautiful Photos Chronicle Trans/Trans Couple's Intimate Moments Together

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

“Whatever I am, or have since become, I know now that slipperiness isn’t all of it,” Maggie Nelson writes in her poetic memoir The Argonauts. ...

We Will Be In Mourning For A Long Time. Please, Let Us Have Our Grief.

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices

With less than 100 hours between us and the slaughter of 49 queer and trans people, mostly of color, at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, I am alre...

How This Ex-Hasidic Woman Lost And Found Her Judaism

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion

Abby Stein was born into a family of rabbis in a Hasidic neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She told The Huffington Post that growing up, her lif...

Introducing HuffPost's "Journey Beyond the Binary" Blog Series!

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices

While it's important to unite in joy throughout this month, it's equally important to turn our collective attention towards the work left to be done. For trans and gender non-conforming members of the LGBTQI community, every day in this country is a struggle -- a battle not only for equality, but for survival.

21 Daily Musings on Using the Public Bathroom

Oliver Chinyere | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Oliver Chinyere

While most of us share experiences, I recognize that everyone's journey is just a little bit different. That said, for me, as a trans person there are no shortage of anxieties I cope with on a daily basis, many of which stem from the use of bathrooms. Like: Please let there be a door on the stall.

Exercise Guru Richard Simmons' Rep Responds To Transgender Rumors

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices

A representative for Richard Simmons has denied reports that the fitness legend would be coming out as transgender. In its June 8 issue, The National...

Get A Sneak Peek At The New Season Of The Trans Reality Show 'Transcendent'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices

The new season of Fuse's reality show "Transcendent" debuts June 8, and The Huffington Post got a sneak peek at Wednesday's premiere episode with thes...

Tinder CEO Says App Will Now Focus On Trans And Gender Nonconforming Communities

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

On Thursday at the Recode Code Conference in Los Angeles, Tinder CEO Sean Rad announced that the dating app has plans to make its services more inclus...

'Absolutely Fabulous' Star: Patsy Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fans of "Absolutely Fabulous" could be in for a big surprise when the hotly-anticipated movie adaptation of the British comedy series hits theaters th...