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'Your Taboo Is My Family': Trans Individuals In Italy Share Their Stories (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Giunti | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices

When he first realized that he wasn’t interested in playing with dolls or trying on his mother’s makeup, he was seven years old, dressed in lacy p...

Neuroscience Proves What We've Known All Along: Gender Exists on a Spectrum

Ravishly | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Ravishly

Ever wonder about the brain's white matter microstructure diffusivity? Don't know what the hell we're talking about? Well, start paying attention... because it may be important in determining our gender identity.

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

Have You Ever Had to Convince Someone You're a Woman? (VIDEO)

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 01.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

2015-01-16-pearlofafrica5small.jpgThis week's episode covers discrimination against LGBTI people in Uganda. Cleo is invited to a secret meeting with the Ugandan government to prove that she's real. In the episode I search for an answer to the question of why it's so hard for people to accept anything that doesn't fit into society's norms.

A Tender Age for Suicide: Inside Leelah Alcorn's Memorial Service

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

It was beyond moving to stand among that crowd, where love and acceptance was so immense and intense. Just as Leelah's note asked that her death really mean something, I say to her now that your death does mean something.

Transgender Woman Sacrifices Everything for Her Love (VIDEO)

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 01.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

2015-01-07-ScreenShot20150107at3.04.06PMsmall.jpgIn the fourth episode of The Pearl of Africa, a documentary series about love, hate and being transgender, we get a glimpse into what Cleo and Nelson's relationship really means. They've loved each other since high school and plan to get married in the future, and Cleo grapples with the desire to start a family.

You Would Like Your Church to Be Trans-Welcoming: Now What?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

You have talked it out with church leaders and maybe even the congregation, and you have decided that you would like your church to be more welcoming to transgender people.

Justice for Leelah Alcorn: Pass Leelah's Law

A.J. Walkley | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

In an effort to hasten change, the Transgender Human Rights Institute has begun a petition calling for a permanent end to transgender conversion therapy in Leelah's name. At this point, only with help from the federal government can we hope to see differences made quickly in the United States on this front.

24-Year-Old Trans Man Dies By Suicide in Pittsburgh

Sue Kerr | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I remember reading about his death, but he was misgendered in the original article. I had no idea he was part of our community.

Bisexual: The New 'It' Word

Kelsey Minor | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

In my talk with David and Ashton I gathered that they are looking to create programs that are not only entertaining but will also educate people on some of the difference that make up or world. The two of them decided to create a production company catered to that.

A Transgender Childhood in Uganda (VIDEO)

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

Cleo's story takes us into a rarely seen love story within the Ugandan LGBTIQ-community.

Where It All Began...

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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When Love Overcomes Fear (VIDEO)

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

2014-12-17-ScreenShot20141216at9.15.13PMsmall.jpgIn the second episode of The Pearl of Africa, I take you deeper into Cleo and Nelson's life, showing something that's rarely highlighted when talking about transgender people in Uganda: their love, their hope and their dreams.

Love-Based Activism

Stephanie Mott | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

If my purpose is to create change, to help bring about the end of legalized discrimination against LGBT people, my actions should be such that they are effective at bringing about that change.

A Growing Number of Trans Americans Are 'Crowdfunding' Their Gender Transitions

Kristen Bahler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Bahler

For transgender people, who face employment discrimination, anti-trans health insurance policies and a bevy of other financial hurdles, "coming out" can come with a price tag.

The Importance of Trans Allies

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

"I can't do this alone." I muttered those words to myself at several points during my transition, especially as I prepared to come out in my workplace. I can remember feeling as if I was staring up at Mount Everest wondering how, and if, I could ever make it over or around it.

Transgender and Privileged

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am a transsexual woman. I am therefore marginalized and oppressed. Such is the nature of life for transgender people in the home of the brave and the land of the free. I live in a red state. I am therefore pushed further to the margins. However, for me, this is only part of the story.

James Nichols

LOOK: The Faces Of Genderqueer

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new book showcases the faces of individuals identifying across the trans, genderqueer and gender nonconforming spectrum. From photogra...

What Is It Like To Come Out As A Trans Person And Then Transition?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Episodes four and five of AOL's compelling series "True Trans" takes an intimate look at the individual stories of several individuals who came out as...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014: A Reporter's List

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

This is by no means a complete list. Most transgender deaths are unreported or lost due to misgendering. I should also point out that not everyone agrees on which types of deaths ought to be included in such lists. I've included domestic violence and suspicious deaths but excluded suicide.

Woman's Day Magazine Features Groundbreaking Article About Transgender Family

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Woman's Day broke ground recently with an article featuring a Christian mother and her transgender son. The story, titled "The Son God Gave Me," w...

Book of Jewels...

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

Trans Women's Place In The Feminist Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

As more high-profile women (and men!) proudly call themselves feminists, the conversation around feminism is getting bigger and louder. But where do t...

Exclusive: Take A Sneak Peek At Laverne Cox's New Showing Starring Transgender Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In perhaps what is one of the biggest moments for mainstream transgender visibility, Laverne Cox's show telling the story of trans youth will premiere...