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5 Reasons Internet Fame Is Empty and Stupid

Sidney Chase | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

I am lucky for all that I have, but to those who chase the so called "internet fame," I sincerely advise you from my experience to look for something better.

Stop Trans* Murders!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As you remember the transgender lives lost this year, know that you are walking at the crossroads of so many forms of oppression. If you have personal and institutional power, know that you are not helpless in the face of these atrocities; you can do something.

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....

What I Learned About Privilege The Night I First Passed

The Establishment | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
The Establishment

The night of my "passing," I realized I'd achieved in six months what some never achieve their entire lives. And in that moment, I recognized that I had a very specific type of privilege; a type that carries with it painful implications.

Casual Transphobia in My Media?

Delia Melody | Posted 11.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Delia Melody

You might not want to harm trans people, but that's the thing about casual transphobia; It doesn't need to have true hate behind it to be real and harmful.

This New Series Is Allowing Trans Youth To Define Beauty On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Get More: Beautiful As I Want To Be, Logo TV A new digital series from LOGO is elevating the stories of trans and gender-nonconforming youth a...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015: A Reporter's List

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

This is by no means a complete list. Most transgender deaths are unreported or lost due to misgendering.

Good News For Trans Youth On The Cusp Of Puberty

Reuters | James Nichols | Posted 11.02.2015 | Gay Voices

(Reuters Health) - Puberty can be one of the worst times in a transgender or gender-nonconforming child's life, but for these children, access to drug...

Trans Bodies Are Not a Halloween Costume

Delia Melody | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Delia Melody

It's easy to say it's "just a costume," and at the end of the night, you can take it off. But we can't take off our transness, and we will continue having to live with the consequences of the subtle, casual hatred your costume embodies.

Transwoman, Ashley Hallstrom's Last Request: 'Please Help Fix Society'

Marina Gomberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

This cannot remain the status quo, and it will take all of us to make real and significant change. Be informed, be kind and be loud.

The Message Queer People Of Color Need To Hear About Relationships

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Partner abuse affects all communities regardless of race or sexual orientation, but one group in particular has made it their mission to prevent unhea...

Time Allowed It

Mary Lasher | Posted 10.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Mary Lasher

My husband never could have predicted that one day he could transition into a woman. Unlike Marty McFly, he didn't have the luxury of time travel to take a peek of 40 years ahead to see what that would look like. It was impossible in his mind. Yet, time allowed it to happen.

Outside the Binary: Where Gender, Race and Privilege Collide

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Some people in the LGBT, particularly those who are white trans men or cisgender women, are actively advocating for discrimination against and exclusion of non-binary genders. This is not only an act of internalized transphobia, it is also an inherently racist position.

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

Black Trans Woman Fatally Shot In Head

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.17.2015 | Gay Voices

For the second time this month, a black transgender woman has been killed. Authorities in Montgomery Village, Maryland, are investigati...

UnErasing LGBTQ History in Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.16.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No matter what your score, I wanted to make the point that for the most part, students are not given the opportunity to discuss important issues, concepts, and personalities related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the required curriculum in the K-12 classrooms of the United States.

Trans Activist On Keisha Jenkins Murder: 'It Feels Like I'm Next'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.12.2015 | Gay Voices

The transgender community suffered yet another loss last week with the brutal murder of Keisha Jenkins in Philadelphia. Her death is hitting...

Kate Bornstein Discusses Trans Identity And The Future Of The Queer Movement

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.11.2015 | Gay Voices

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

The Life and Death of Coming Out Trans

Stephanie Mott | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Sometimes I am asked if it frightens me to be open as a transgender woman. Yes, of course it does. But I will not hide. I am not ashamed of who I am.

After the "Summer of Trans," Is It Time for T to Break Away from LGB?

Adam Lewis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Lewis

While neither sexuality nor identity should be subject to any form of discrimination, shouldn't this nuanced-yet-not-insignificant distinction be reflected in the way these groups advocate?

Transforming Memories of Rejection and Bullying While Performing on 'East Los High'

Karen Anzoategui | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Anzoategui

Now, here I am on set... walking the hallways, proud and out and queer at East Los High and my peers accept me for who I am.

On the Road to Healthcare Justice

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

Unfortunately, our transgender and gender non-conforming TGNC clients in particular experience significant barriers to accessing services during some of their most vulnerable moments.

One Woman's Journey Growing Up Transgender And Mormon

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion

Transmormon, a documentary recently selected to be part of National Geographic's Short Film Showcase, explores what it's like growing up transgender ...

This Is What It's Like To Grow Up Queer

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2015 | Gay Voices

From the mind of photographer Dave Naz comes "Identity: In & Beyond The Binary," an insightful and candid short film where people across...

Trans Man Sues NYPD For Discrimination After Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.04.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- A transgender Manhattan man says the New York City Police Department repeatedly impeded his attempts to report an alleged hate crime, and ...