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This Incredible Trans Woman Is Challenging The Way We Think About Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Alex Drummond is a 51-year-old transgender woman who works as a psychotherapist and photographer in Wales. Drummoud recently began maki...

The Ban On Transgender Individuals In The Military May Soon Be Lifted

AP | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formal...

A Little More Light: Standing in Solidarity With Octavia Lewis

Sidney Chase | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

As the LGBTQ community celebrates a favorable ruling on Marriage Equality, many activists around the country are seeing this as only the beginning. While the social climate of America is starting to carve out places for the LG and B, the T remains fighting most battles on it's own.

Here's How A Gym Became An Unexpected Gathering Place For Transgender Men

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Google has released a powerful new video that documents one transgender man's transition and his journey to find a community of supportive and like-mi...

Transgender Teen To Guest Star On USA's 'Royal Pains'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender teen is slated to play a role on the USA Network's "Royal Pains" in conjunction with a new public service announcement from the network,...

This Is What Trans Sisterhood Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women

Sisterhood is a revolutionary act for all women. A new documentary series called "This Is Me," created by WifeyTV with the help of executive produ...

Trans People Create Their Own Powerful Vanity Fair Covers

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Earlier this week, one of America's most lauded athletes -- and modern day reality TV star -- shared her authentic identity with the world on the cove...

11 Things To Never Ask A Transgender Person

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Talking about transgender issues and experiences can be tricky, unless you have the right language to talk about them. Understanding how to talk t...

Shaping a Movement That Leaves No One Behind

Masen Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For many years, media portrayals of LGBTQ people focused on one type of experience -- that of the white, gay, urban man living a fabulous life in a coastal city. While people living that experience are an important part of our community, many other voices and stories haven't been consistently heard.

What's It Like To Be Transgender In Kansas City?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices

What is it like to be transgender in Kansas City, Missouri? A compelling new television show from Discovery Life will tell the story of a group of ...

This New App Could Be A Lifesaver For The Transgender Community

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Where's the bathroom? While such an inquiry might seem harmless and nonchalant to some people, it is a loaded, even dangerous question for gender n...

Bullied Transgender Teen And YouTube Personality Dies

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices

A 16-year-old transgender teen and YouTube personality has died after allegedly being subjected to intense bullying at the hands of her classmates. ...

When It Comes To Trans Issues, This Unearthed Clip Shows Dolly Parton Character Was A Trailblazer

Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton has long been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community -- even before it was trendy -- and the above th...

This Trans 13-Year-Old Is Our New Hero.. And When You See This He'll Be Yours Too

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

This just made our week. Tom Sosnik may only be 13-years-old, but the articulate teen has a more solid grasp on his sense of self than many adults ...

This Girl Is About To Become One Of The Most Influential Teens In The World

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices

Things just keep getting better and better for Jazz Jennings -- and hopefully that means things will get better for all of us. The 14-year-old tran...

Trans People Launch Campaign To Let The World Know #WeJustNeedToPee

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices

While mainstream transgender visibility may be at an all-time high, there is still a long way to go before individuals identifying across the transgen...

Transgender Cheerleader Opens Up About Her Life In The Sports World And More

Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to ...

In Defense of Pastor Rob Bell -- Anti-Gay Christians Cause Their Own Irrelevance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

The glaring hypocritical pitfall of Anti-LGBT Christians is not only being noticed by more and more people, it's further exacerbated when people unveil the embarrassing, historical pattern of Christians selectively wielding the scriptures purely to oppress those towards whom they already had a prejudice.

Texas Lawmaker Wants To Make It A Crime For Transgender Individuals To Use The Restroom That Matches Their Gender Identity

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

A Texas state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it a criminal offense for a transgender person to use a bathroom according to their gende...

Are You Ready For The 2015 Trans 100?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for the 2015 Trans 100? The Trans 100 is an annual event in its 3rd year that honors some of the most influential voices leading the ...

This Transgender Man Came Out to His Girlfriend. Her Response Will Make Your Heart Swell. (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-02-10-20150207MitchKellawaysmall.jpgLike many couples, Mitch and Jocelyn met on an online dating site. There was only one difference: Mitch was still presenting as a lesbian, having buried his transgender identity when he was 17.

A Story of Love and Top Surgery in Words and Images

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Davis Smith

Kris said that he knows now that he stopped transitioning because he was terrified of never finding love as a transgender person. But only a couple months later, Kris would start a journey that would prove how very wrong he was.

WATCH: This Trans Couple Is Sharing The Story Of Their Beautiful Family With The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A family can be formed in an infinite number of ways. ABC ran a story recently about Bianca and Nick Bowser, a transgender couple who are the paren...

Tyler Clementi's Mother Speaks Out About Leelah Alcorn's Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.15.2015 | Gay Voices

The queer community is still reeling from the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn. Now, the mother of another queer teen who took his own life i...

Let's Talk About Sex (Change)

Zoe Dolan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

Public discourse around the subject is governed by media guidelines that operate to suppress discussion, such as this one from GLAAD: "Journalists should avoid overemphasizing the role of surgeries in the [gender] transition process." For me, you could not overemphasize the importance of sex-change surgery if you tried.