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Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay 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 11.21.2015 | Gay 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 11.20.2015 | Gay 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 11.19.2015 | Gay 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 11.17.2015 | Gay 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 11.13.2015 | Gay 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 11.05.2015 | Gay 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 10.30.2015 | Gay 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 10.19.2015 | Gay 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 10.15.2015 | Gay 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...

Kim Kardashian Reveals How She First Discovered Caitlyn Jenner Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Kim Kardashian was just 11 years old when she first heard her father, Robert Kardashian, talking about Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce, ...

FABRICATIONS: This Trans Designer Used All Trans Femme Models In Her Show During NYFW 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices

This is the fourteenth installment in a series titled "FABRICATIONS" that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion ...

Watch This Trans Teen Find Out Her Life Is About To Change Forever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices

After waiting two-and-a-half years, this transgender teenager finally received her first dose of hormones -- and her emotional reaction ...

This Trans Waitress Had The Perfect Response To A Child Asking 'Are You A Boy Or A Girl?'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices

The Internet has fallen in love with a transgender woman who had the perfect response to a child's question about her gender identity. While wor...

FABRICATIONS: Making Maternity Wear Accessible For Masculine-Presenting Queer Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices

This is the thirteenth installment in a series titled "FABRICATIONS" that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion ...

Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men's Prison

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman who served over three years in a Georgia men's prison, was released in late August after years of r...

The Ethics Of Telling Trans Stories In An Artistic Space

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts

When Christine Howey came out as transgender in 1990, all she wanted to do was blend in. As a middle-aged woman in a society that equates visibility ...

Caitlyn Jenner Isn't At All Offended By Her Vanity Fair-Inspired Halloween Costume

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

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How One Athlete Is Pushing The Sports World Beyond ‘Men’ And ‘Women’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.06.2015 | Gay Voices

For people who live outside of the gender binary -- or who identify as transgender -- the sports world can function as a huge force of regul...

Caitlyn Jenner Reveals She Used To Oppose Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Caitlyn Jenner's conservative-leaning political views once extended to the issue of marriage equality. Fifteen or 20 years ago,"I was not fo...

South Dakota Legislator Proposes Genital Inspection For Transgender Athletes

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices

A strikingly backward proposal could force high school athletes in South Dakota -- particularly those who are transgender -- to submit to a visual in...

Caitlyn Jenner Explains How She Wants A Guy To Treat Her

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Jennifer Boylan gives Caitlyn Jenner a lesson in the "normalcy" of trans women during a discussion about relationships in an upcoming episod...