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A Tremendous Problem Facing The Trans Community

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

My brother died in a car crash when he was 18 and my family never really recovered from it. I can't begin to imagine the Prescott family's pain. We live in a world that makes it very, very difficult to be trans.

This Incredible Trans Woman Is Challenging The Way We Think About Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Alex Drummond is a 51-year-old transgender woman who works as a psychotherapist and photographer in Wales. Drummoud recently began maki...

Transgender Woman Murdered In Family-Friendly Park In Tampa

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender woman's body was found in a Tampa, Florida park on Tuesday morning, adding her name to a growing list of trans women violently killed t...

LGBT "Treatment" Programs Are Often Child Abuse

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

It isn't "treatment" to withhold food and water from a youth. It isn't treatment to beat a teenager. And nothing should ever be considered treatment that involves denial of medical care, solitary confinement, electric shocks or public humiliation. That's not therapeutic. That's child abuse.

Google Airs Eye-Opening Ad On Trans Athletes Before Caitlyn Jenner's ESPYs Speech

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

Just before Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at the ESPYs to give a emotional and powerful speech on her own journey and the continued struggle of t...

We Need More Trans Women Represented In Art History

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts

 Warning: This article contains nude imagery and may not be appropriate for work environments.  It's 2015, and transgender women star in te...

Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Changes Everything -- And It Changes Nothing

Nicole S. Bowles | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicole S. Bowles

I hope Caitlyn appreciates that she stands on the shoulders of people who paved the way for her. How much does she know or care about our daily struggles? Can she imagine what it's like to struggle for a job or a safe place to sleep?

The Journey Begins

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay 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.

What Is Transgender?: A Beautiful Short Film Has an Answer

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

To get to the heart of what the words gender and transgender are all about, I believe it is more effective to show than to tell. The new short film, Dylan, by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, does exactly that.

The Sanctity of (Gay) Marriage

Brandon Wallace | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

Don't get me wrong, if you feel like your current partner is "The One," and you've already been together for a long time, then by all means, slap a ring on that finger and go get hitched. But, I urge all of you LGBT couples, don't get married just because they can

History Has Been Made! Thank you, America!

Brandon Wallace | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

This decision has refreshed within me a sense of patriotism. In the last few years, we've faced so many negatives in this country that it has made people feel like freedom was something this country was losing.

How a Trans Best Friend Changed My Outlook on Life

Connor R. McLaren | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Connor R. McLaren

We have all done things in life that we regret and are not proud of. I am no exception. Sometimes you get a do over--and sometimes you don't.

Is It Really That Strange For a Guy To Wear A Dress?

Miles Robbins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Miles Robbins

I wear dresses to embrace femininity (adjective) but not to re-assign my gender to female (noun). I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females, that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants means they are LGBTQ.

These Black Trans Couples' Stories Tug At Our Heartstrings

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices

“I identify as a trans man,” Tiq Milan said sitting next to his wife, Kim Milan, a woman who identifies as queer. NBC BLK interviewed Tiq, ...

Here's How A Gym Became An Unexpected Gathering Place For Transgender Men

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Google has released a powerful new video that documents one transgender man's transition and his journey to find a community of supportive and like-mi...

It's Time to End Discrimination in the Workplace

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Toni G. Atkins

This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others

Gen Zed: The First Animated Series to Feature a Trans Lead

Sidney Chase | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

Hilarious, witty, and full of heart, Gen Zed is completely ahead of it's time. While the future is far and wide for animation to show creator Hayden Black, every variable counts.

Seattle Mayor Appoints Dylan Orr as Director of New Office of Labor Standards

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

Mayor Ed Murray today named Dylan Orr as director of the new Office of Labor Standards (OLS), which oversees implementation of the city's historic minimum wage law.

Transgender Footprints in the Sand

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have endured a lifetime of believing that my faith was at odds with my transgender identity. I have come to know that my faith was at odds with my inability to trust God enough to embrace my authentic self.

Graduation to Womanhood: Being Transgender at a Southern College

Raquel Willis | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay 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.

Don't Forget About Us in the Middle: LGBT's in the Midwest and the South

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

Those of you on the coast need to remember that when it comes to LGBT issues, the Midwest and the South is about a decade behind you. Now, think back to the way things were a decade ago for you. See how we can't abandon ship just yet?

LGBT's: Don't Forget Riots Are What Got Us Here

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.

Notes on Bruce Jenner and the Trans Grapevine

Darya Teesewell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

An empty stomach and discouraged heart are hard to overcome. I urge my sisters and brothers who are hurting to see that, hopefully, the Jenner story is ultimately about raising you up where you stand this second, not about putting you down for what's in your purse or wallet.

Is the GOP Ready for 'Her'?

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Conservative Republicans might think these issues have nothing to do with them because they don't even know any transgender people. But now they do -- and he's one of them.

Another Glimmer of Hope That the Veil of Silence Is Lifting

Allison Hope | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger does what a lot of films have not yet done: Shine a light on the life of a pioneer transgender activist and artist, without shying away from the nuances that makes Kate Bornstein the quirky, colorful, brilliant person she is.