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How Art Helped An LGBTQ Woman Survive Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts

“Art gone bad.” That’s how Jennifer Mayo described the circumstances that landed her in prison. The more technical terms are forgery and fraud. ...

Confronting Racism in the Gay Community

Zac Thompson | Posted 11.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The sort of discrimination that exists within the gay community is much more casual, but surely that doesn't make it okay.

Gavin Grimm Could Be A National Hero For Trans Students, But He'd Rather Be A 'Normal Child'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics

Gavin Grimm never expected anyone outside his small town of Gloucester, Virginia, to take interest in which bathroom he uses, never mind the nation’...

Get An Up-Close Look At Israel's First Transgender Beauty Pageant

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices

New Yorkers can get a behind-the-scenes look at Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant as part of Brooklyn’s annual “pop-up” photograp...

Army Agrees To Let Chelsea Manning Receive Gender Transition Treatment, Group Says

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, ended her hunger strike on Tuesday...

Mark Ruffalo Responds To Matt Bomer Casting Controversy

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor/producer Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to respond to the barrage of criticism over a newly announced film set to feature actor Matt Bomer as a tr...

Ditch The Plebiscite Australia

Harry Cook | Posted 08.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Harry Cook

The thing that breaks my heart the most, is the incredibly damaging impact this plebiscite will have on the millions of LGBTQI+ youth of Australia. The government is literally creating a poll for peoples' rights to be voted on.

Religious Freedom Law Protects Business Owner Who Fired Trans Woman, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics

Religious freedom is a valid defense for a Michigan business owner who fired a trans woman after she asked to dress in accordance with her gender iden...

The Last Thing This Transgender Woman Has To Say About Caitlyn Jenner

Delia Melody | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Over the course of time, I’ve learned to stop being surprised by anything that comes out of certain people’s mouths. Speaking as a transgender wom...

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...

Supreme Court About To Enter Legal Fight Over Trans Rights And Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

The controversy over the rights of transgender students and bathroom access at their local schools has reached the Supreme Court. The dispute arrived ...

Texas, 12 Other States Push To Block Feds From Enforcing Trans Bathroom Guidance

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

A coalition of 13 states led by Texas wants a federal judge to block the Obama administration from enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws in a way...

Jousting With Jugheads

Kenna Henderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Kenna Henderson

One problem with being transgender is having to prove that I exist.

Outspeak Reacts To Orlando

Zac Thompson | Posted 06.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Passionate Outspeak creators immediately took to YouTube to inspire change in the wake of the Orlando Shooting.

The One Thing We Have To Stop Asking Trans People

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The question, "are you a boy or are you a girl?" seems like an innocent one, but for a person in the midst of a gender transition it can tap into serious personal insecurities.

That's Me? Yikes!

Kenna Henderson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Kenna Henderson

The spackle and duct tape I must employ to make my face street-worthy helps a little ("helps" in this case meaning "hides"). But I'd hate to meet myself in a dark alley.

'Coming Out' At 72: Who I Am And Why It Matters

Kenna Henderson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Kenna Henderson

I'm struck by the fact that those who are least likely to know anything about us believe themselves most qualified to describe who and what we are.

Istanbul Police Violently Disperse Banned LGBT Rally

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.19.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, June 19 (Reuters) - Istanbul riot police fired tear gas and rubber pellets on Sunday to disperse a march for transgender people banned after...

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.

University Of North Carolina Won't Enforce Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices

The University of North Carolina system will not enforce a state law that mandates people use the bathroom that corresponds to the sex on their birth ...

Voices From the Front Lines of Our Nation's True Bathroom Panic

The Establishment | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

For many trans and non-binary people -- especially those of us like me who are early on in our transitions and thus are more likely to have difficulty "passing" as our true genders to society -- there are few things more fraught than the prospect of using a public gendered restroom.

Dear Creepy Heterosexual Men Guarding Our Bathrooms

Kasey Rose-Hodge | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Kasey Rose-Hodge

To those of you who think you're being helpful by "protecting" me and my fellow women, you're like a shark sitting in the lifeguard chair. I wasn't uncomfortable until you showed up at the pool and the only potential predator I see is you.

Security Guard Charged With Assaulting Trans Woman In Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices

A security guard accused of assaulting a transgender woman in the bathroom of a Washington D.C. grocery store on Wednesday has been arrested and the i...

Please Stop Calling This Our "I Have a Dream" Moment

Kasey M. Dunton | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Kasey M. Dunton

Regardless of what speech is eventually remembered as our watershed, big deal, no-turning-back moment, it needs to come from a trans person, not a perfectly nice cisgender civil servant.

The Power of One: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Gender Inclusivity

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

This past Monday, Attorney General Lynch spoke, and the nation listened.