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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...

TWOCC Does Philly: My First Time at Philly Trans Health

Sidney Chase | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

When I landed and got off the plane I was sweaty. It was late that night, the flight had been ass to elbows. I had barely slept and my cocktail of Red...

Transness Is Not A Threat

Trevor Hayes | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Trevor Hayes

The arguments against transgender individuals using a bathroom of their choosing that matches their gender identity are completely erroneous. It's plainly bigotry, masked by unfounded and phony concerns for "wives and daughters."

LGBT Teens: Shunned, Alone, and On the Streets

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Eugene K. Chow

Sometimes kids can be so cruel. “You’re a disgusting abomination. You make me want to vomit in my mouth. I should have the right to kill you. Go t...

Why The Focus On "Passing" Transgender People Harms The Trans Community

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Transgender stories are everywhere; from news broadcasts, reality television, to Oscar-nominated films about trans people, the media cannot get enough...

Why Legal Equality For LGBT People Isn't Enough

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

It's important that we recognise the great strides we've made in the UK when it comes to how LGBT people are treated, but the fight for true equality is yet to be won.

Testosterone Helped Me Feel Like Myself -- Here's Why I Stopped Taking It

The Establishment | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Ultimately, I realized that in order to find my voice, I had to begin by decolonizing myself not just in how I present my black identity, but my trans identity as well. After coming to this realization, I decided to discontinue taking T after six months.

Ending the Culture of Shaming in HIV Disclosure to Educate & Affect Change

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Rasheena Fountain

You are not alone. It will be okay. You will get through this, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. HIV has come a long way from being a death sent...

To The Man Who Spit On Me. And To Everyone Alse.

Rhys Harper | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Rhys Harper

I do not know why you spit on me. I can only guess. Did you know that I am trans? Did you know that I am queer? Did you just think i was ugly? Your choices didn't include letting me know how I had transgressed.

The Real Tipping Point: Death At the Intersection of Hate, Poverty and Respectability Politics

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

While white trans women and trans feminine people have escaped much of the worst violence, Black, Latinx, Native American and other transgender people of color have not.

How The Orlando Attack Has Changed Me As A Gay Man

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

On the Tuesday after the shocking attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando I made a rainbow ribbon to wear to show solidarity with the victims and their loved ones. I've been wearing my rainbow ribbon since then and I've come to realise a few things.

Even Hate Crimes Against Us Are Punchlines. What Do Straight People Expect?

S. Bear Bergman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
S. Bear Bergman

Self-described "allies," in this case straight white cisgender people, engage is a little round of "how could this happen?" It happens because we're still allowed to be a punchline and nobody gives a damn.

What This Trans Woman Wants You To Remember After The Orlando Shooting

Delia Melody | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, there was a shooting last night at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando Florida. It caught so many of us by surpri...

Dangerous Trans: All the Sudden Interested in Rape Culture

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Instead of addressing centuries of violent crimes against women and men, girls and boys, they create a myth about vulnerable people who are simply trying to live authentically.

Get A Sneak Peek At The New Season Of The Trans Reality Show 'Transcendent'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices

The new season of Fuse's reality show "Transcendent" debuts June 8, and The Huffington Post got a sneak peek at Wednesday's premiere episode with thes...

Conservative Jewish Rabbis Take A Stand For Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion

A prominent association of Conservative Jewish rabbis recently passed a resolution affirming the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming peopl...

Trans-Attracted Filmmaker Learns the Responsibilities That Come With Loving Trans Women

Wayne Mahon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Mahon

So many men who are attracted to trans women can be douchebags... I should know, I was one of them. The amount of men who openly love these beautiful women is staggeringly sad, few and far between.

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.

Whoopi Goldberg Is Producing A Show About Trans Models

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Whoopi Goldberg announced on Monday that she is in the process of producing a reality television show for Oxygen centering around transgender models. ...

Transgender Woman Attacked, Beaten in Brooklyn

NBC New York | James Nichols | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender woman suffered a facial fracture in an attack by five men as she walked from a subway in Brooklyn last Friday, police say. The 32-year-o...

Tiq Milan Opens Up About Trans Male Visibility, His Advocacy Work And Liberation

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Will Hawaii DOE Follow Obama's Lead to Protect Transgender Youth?

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

As graduation season approaches, most seniors are focused on how to say good-bye to friends, who will sign their yearbook and plans for the future. But transgender students have a more basic question: will they be accepted and allowed to graduate as who they truly are?

Trans Rocker Laura Jane Grace Burns Birth Certificate On Stage In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices

Laura Jane Grace took a powerful stand against North Carolina's anti-queer legislation Sunday night when the trans musician burned her birth certifica...

What it Means to Be Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

What does it mean to be TGNC (Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming)? Well, the short answer to the question has two parts. The first part is that it means something different to every TGNC human being. The second part is pretty simple. That's okay.

North Carolina and the Specter of the Predatory 'Other'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh - erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to t...