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Trans Women

I Do Sex Work So I Can Look At Myself In The Mirror

Angel Archer | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Angel Archer

Given the high medical costs and employment discrimination against trans people, many -- especially people of color, and especially trans women -- end up working in the sex industry.

Mr. Trump: Make America Male--Again

Frank Browning | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Browning

Everybody in America but the Trumpeters is doing better, and their justified fear is turning to rage -- rage aimed mostly at anything and anyone that doesn't seem like a real hairy male.

Sexual Assault on Campus: We Believe You

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

The Hunting Ground, a 2015 documentary examining rape on college campuses, begins with scenes of ecstatic high school seniors getting into the colleges of their choice.

To Governor Phil Bryant and Every Congressman That Approved HB1523

J. Mercedes Cardona | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
J. Mercedes Cardona

If ever there was a time that a neighbor needed to show love to the Mississippi LGBTQ community, it is now. I will not be silent while their freedoms are trampled. This is too close to home. It's an empty echo/reminder of past oppressors. The essence of HB1523 is a full-fledged fear induced witch hunt fitted with life draining prose.

As A Trans Woman Of Color, I Should Only Have 4 Years Left To Live

Trav Pittman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Trav Pittman

Let's talk about education, let's talk about good, real data and how to get it, let's talk about calling trans and gender nonconforming people --  dead or alive -- by their proper names. If there's one thing my mom refusing to open her bills has taught me, it's that ignoring something doesn't make it go away.

TV Host Janet Mock Explains The 'Great Irony' Of Her Success

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.20.2015 | OWN

In her career as a journalist, Janet Mock has hosted shows for MSNBC, written a best-selling memoir, founded the #GirlsLikeUs social media movement an...

The 3 Types Of People You Meet As A Trans Person On OKCupid

Torraine Futurum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Torraine Futurum

The caliber of people who now talk to me on the site are... problematic at best. Most people who message me now fall into one of these categories: The Ghost, The Gross, and The Saviour.

The Loud Silence When Trans Women of Color Are Killed

Mic | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Eyricka Morgan, 26, was a black transgender woman. She was a student at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She was an activist. She was fatally stabbed...

Kansas City Calls for Action and Healing in Response to Tamara Dominguez's Murder

Randall Jenson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randall Jenson

The murder of trans women, particularly trans women of color, is a real epidemic facing our nation. We demand immediate attention on both local and national levels to end this violence.

The Journey Begins

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart. I'll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can't wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.

An Open Letter Those Who Dismissed Jennicet Gutierrez As A 'Heckler'

Pat Cordova-Goff | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Pat Cordova-Goff

While President Obama claimed, "You're in my house," he seemed to be more comfortable with reading a speech about trans issues than listening to a trans women speak of her own issues.

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...

Strange Bedfellows Perpetuate the Denial of Proper Care for Young Trans Girls

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Even if it's true that 75 percent of gender dysphoric boys turn out to be gay, it is also true that denying the gender dysphoric boys who are actually girls the right to transition is cruel and abusive, and too often life-threatening.

Graduation to Womanhood: Being Transgender at a Southern College

Raquel Willis | Posted 05.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Raquel Willis

Some people come out of the college experience with a degree, others with incredible stories, and others simply with a better understanding of their body's tolerance for alcohol. But some, like me, left with a newfound understanding and sense of purpose; I matriculated as a timid, confused boy and departed as a woman standing in her truth.

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Trans Woman Opens Up About 'Survival Sex': '$500 Came Very Fast'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There were few options left for Sasha Washington, a trans woman living in New York, to get the money she needed to survive. So at the age of 15, she w...

LOOK: Brazilian Students Create Calendar Starring Trans Models

HuffPost Brazil | Andréa Martinelli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A daily political and social struggle. It was this idea that motivated two students from the UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Mariana Mor...

Am I Transgender Anymore?

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

On the one hand, I must be: "Transgender" is meant to embrace people like me, whose histories include travel between the sexes. On the other, do I still fit into this concept now that the past is the past and I am who I am today?

The Faces Of Feminism I Didn't Realize I Was Ignoring

Reilly Wieland | Posted 04.05.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

It's extraordinarily exciting to see feminism growing within the teenage population because of Tumblr and Twitter and the Internet in general, but it seems to foster a sort of feminism that focuses entirely on very one sided issues, instead of a broader picture.

Manhood

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

It would be just as crazy to overlook the few men I've met who are comfortable enough in their manhood to date a transgender person. They exist. I fell in love with two of them. There must be more.

15 Questions: TS Madison

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

TS Madison has become really popular over the past year. She is a YouTube sensation who recently got her own show on YouTube via World of Wonder. Madison just dropped her first album, so I thought it would be a perfect time for her to be asked "15 Questions."

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Forgotten, the Homeless and the Victims

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

My heart belongs to the ladies on 14th Street who stood with me night after night, trying to survive and just be their authentic selves. I cry today for those ladies who are no longer here with us in 2014, but my heart remembers them.

Seeing the Individual: Freiya on Being a Woman and Being Transgender

Kirsten Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kirsten Brown

What is most interesting to me is what it's like to be transgender on a daily basis. Is it really that big a deal? Are most people liberal enough to see past one small part of somebody's identity? How does this play out every day? Since I spoke to Freiya, my eyes have opened to things that would not even have occurred to me.

Love and Reflection in Our Work: A Thank You Essay for Reina Gossett

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

The first time I heard Reina Gossett speak, she took my breath away. Having just finished my first year of law school, I was caught up in the type of reform narratives that are cognizable to our legal system. Ideas of formal equality, rights, democracy, and participation had already started to replace my notions of justice and revolution.

Koko Jones, Former Percussionist for Whitney Houston, Steps Out Front With New Album

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

When I heard that Koko Jones, Houston's former percussionist (as well as The Isley Brothers' former percussionist), had embarked on her first album since coming out as a trans woman, I took notice and became very excited to talk to her about her life and music.