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Bisexual Invisibility: The LGBT Community's Dirty Little Secret

The Establishment | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Despite the overwhelmingly negative statistics, there are ways that both mental health professionals and the LGBT community can be more inclusive to the bisexual community. The Bisexual Invisibility report lists several recommendations to improve bisexual inclusion.

Trans Student Fights For His Right To Use The Boys Bathroom

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday over whether a high school in Virginia should be ordered to allow a transgendered student to use the...

How Medical Schools Are Failing the LGBTQ Community

The Establishment | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Medical schools' ongoing discomfort with sexuality and its antiquated notions of how it should be taught -- particularly in regards to LGBTQ issues -- is a serious problem, and one that is affecting patients' health.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies -- Queer Eye for the Trans Person Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

As we change our gender, clothing can be one of the most intimidating obstacles we face. What do we do?

Where Would LGB Without T?

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christian Fuscarino

Last year, The Pride Network hosted a day-long event, Students Promoting Equality Action and Knowledge, SPEAK Summit, where a few hundred students gat...

What Loving a Married Man Taught Me

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

Loving a married man taught me that love is as fluid as our sexuality and gender. We can't control who ignites the spark in us but we can set the standard for how we should be loved. Regardless of our marital status, love is complicated.

Trans* Year End Reflections: The Shape of Things to Come

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Right now our community is in the awkward, liminal space where we move from past to future, from disempowerment to autonomy. We have endured decades of conflict. Our struggles are finally showing signs of victory.

Ten Years of Christmas as a Transgender Woman

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

What a difference a decade makes. From the most lonely of places, from the darkest of moments, from an abundance of hopelessness, the miracle of Christmas has a particular meaning to me.

More Americans Claim To Have Seen A Ghost Than Have Met A Trans Person

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Faye Seidler, a transgender activist living and working in Fargo, North Dakota, was recently featured in the New York Times as part of a collection o...

Musician Nomi Ruiz On What It's Like To Be Trans In The Music Industry

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

Musician Nomi Ruiz, the lead singer and songwriter for the Brooklyn-based band Jessica 6, found music at a young age as a means of expressing ...

Here's Why Caitlyn Jenner Is Apologizing For Controversial Comments In TIME Interview

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

I am guessing this is probably not the last time I will say the wrong thing, or say something the wrong way.

Trans-Exclusionary Feminists Cannot Exclude My Humanity

The Establishment | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Sometimes I imagine taking a cut of skin and slowly peeling it off, sliver by sliver until there is nothing but red. I wonder how long it would take t...

Ben Carson Calls Transgender Military Members A Distraction

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ben Carson told veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday that the military is not the place to deal with the “...

5 Reasons Internet Fame Is Empty and Stupid

Sidney Chase | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.