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Transgender Awareness

Recognizing Transgender Awareness Week

Abbe Land | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

As a suicide-prevention organization, The Trevor Project knows how important it is for young people to feel accepted for who they are and know that someone out there cares about their future. That's why we're standing alongside national organizations, colleges, and communities nationwide to help raise the visibility of trans* people and the unique issues they face.

Parts Unknown

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Severe pain in my 17-year-old son's abdomen took us to the ER last week. It's one of those situations that everyone dreads, but if you're transgender, there can be an added level of anxiety when the medical professionals aren't current on trans health care. Such was the case for us.

Improving Conversations About Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Just as telling my co-workers that I am transgender was necessary to making progress in my transition, opening better dialogue with would-be allies is necessary to making progress on transgender issues. Bridging the gap requires both sides to adjust how they do things.

Responding to Incorrect Transgender Pronoun and/or Gender Identity Usage in the Media

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

With incorrect, offensive, or downright transphobic phrases like "man in a dress," "male-to-female transsexual," "he calls himself Brandi," or, likely the most offensive of them all, "he-she," mainstream media simply cannot get it right.

The Man of the House

Alexandra Billings | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

Taylor grew up believing women like me are men in dresses, and that there's a little boy who wants to be a Girl Scout, and it's terrifying and bizarre and doesn't make any sense, and no one's telling her any different. And that's everyone's fault.

WATCH: Transgender Man Receives Apology, Respect After 5-Year Wait

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske