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Lila Shapiro

According To New Poll, The Kids Are All Right With Transgender Rights | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices

Last summer, a troubling poll showed that a majority of Americans had a problem with transgender people using bathrooms that correspond with their ide...

Sam Levine

Kentucky Bill That Would Have Let Students Sue If They Saw Transgender Students In Certain Bathrooms Fails | Sam Levine | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

A bill that would have allowed students to sue their school if they saw a transgender student in a bathroom that did not correspond with the gender he...

Florida Law Would Make It A Crime For Transgender People To Use Public Bathrooms

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

A proposed bill in Florida would make it illegal for a person to enter a public facility designated as single-sex if the person was not born a biologi...

I'm A Transgender Teen And Which Restroom I Use Is None Of Your Business

Casey Hoke | Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen
Casey Hoke

It's one thing for a school to offer private facilities for students who identify as gender-neutral or are not comfortable using male- or female-designated facilities because of their gender identity. But to force all transgender students to do so is, in fact, a definite breach in privacy.

Should All Bathrooms Be Gender Neutral?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Should all bathrooms be gender neutral? This is the question posed by Laci Green in the latest installment of MTV's web series, "Braless." Green co...

Teaching Kids What It Means to Be Transgender: Why Starting Early Is the Way to Go

Chris Edwards | Posted 02.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

"So Shtine, what's the latest with the book? Any updates?" That was my cue. Calla and Ava knew their "Uncle Shtiny" had quit his job in advertising to write a book but were very curious what it was about. The question was, at ages 11 and 9, were they old enough to know?

Melissa Jeltsen

Groundbreaking Transgender Teen Given Big Honor | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Nicole Maines, a teenager who made history earlier this year in a landmark transgender rights case, has been named one of Glamour magazine's 50 inspir...

Lila Shapiro

Hobby Lobby Wants To Control Which Bathroom Women Use, Too | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Meggan Sommerville In the days after the Supreme Court handed Hobby Lobby a sweeping victory in its fight to not provide employee health insurance ...

Bathroom Manners: How I Learned to Stop Being Helpful

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 08.05.2014 | DC
Tricia Elam Walker

Liberal, open, curious, that's me, I shouted silently. But if that was true, how could I have made such a mistake?

UTAH LAWMAKER: Transgender People Can't Choose Their Bathrooms

AP | ANNIE KNOX | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prevent transgender students from using bathroom facilities of their choice, jo...

Why Transgender People Belong in Your Bathrooms

Rye Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rye Silverman

We exist, and there is nothing scary or dangerous about us. We don't just belong in your spaces; they are our spaces too. We belong.

A Gay Dad Pulls His Kids Out of Private School and Into Public to Celebrate California's New Transgender Respect Law

Rob Watson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Tim Donnelly is pulling one of his sons out of the system over fear of his coming in contact with a transgender student. I am going to put two sons into the system in celebration of the dignity it affords them and a friend they care about.

WATCH: Transgender Student Allegedly Forced To Use Storage Closet For Bathroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A Clearwater, Fla. technical college is coming under fire after allegedly forcing a transgender nursing student to use a storage closet as her bathroo...

Into the Toilet

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

How do they always end up being about bathrooms? I'm talking about the debates and protests that accompany any attempt to ensure that gender-variant individuals have the same rights as everybody else.

California Gives Boost To Transgender Rights

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which r...

Transgender People Need Safe Restrooms

Masen Davis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For transgender people, accessing the restroom that matches our gender identity too often results in ridicule or violence. Those of us who don't fit narrow gender stereotypes -- including transgender people transitioning from one gender to another -- are most likely to be targeted.

Key Transgender Rights Battle Heats Up

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

BANGOR, Maine — Maine's highest court heard arguments Wednesday over whether transgender students can use the bathroom of their choice, and the ...

Will Philadelphia Introduce Gender-Neutral Bathrooms?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A Philadelphia city councilman has sponsored a bill that would require newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings to have gender-neutral bath...

Michelangelo Signorile

Arizona Rep Says Bathroom Bill Will Prevent 'Transgender Ruse' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Arizona state legislator who received national attention for promoting a harsh anti-transgender bill aimed at prosecuting transgender people for u...

No Loo For You: Not Just A Trans Issue!

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Arizona's proposed bill that would allow businesses to deny restroom entry to anyone suspected of being transgender -- or if they just don't like how masculine or feminine you are -- is another illustration of how important it is for the LGB community to stand with our trans brothers and sisters.

Oregon High School's Groundbreaking Move For Transgender Students

Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

An Oregon high school is being praised after creating gender-neutral restrooms for its transgender students and staff. As The Oregonian is reporti...

Lawmaker Files Transgender Bathroom Rights For Students

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at guaranteeing that transgender students have the right to use public school ...

6-Year-Old Transgender Girl Banned From Using School Bathroom

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 04.29.2013 | Denver

FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- At first, Jeremy and Kathryn Mathis didn't think much of their son's behavior. Coy took his sister's pink blanket, and shunned the ...

To Go, Or Not To Go, That Is The Question

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

For my transgender child and thousands like him, the simple act of relieving themselves in a public restroom at their school is a source of stress, confusion, violence, endless meetings and even lawsuits, just because they identify with a gender that differs from their biology.

Finding A Place To Go: The Transgender Bathroom Dilemma

Lucas Waldron | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Traditional masculine men and feminine women are rapidly becoming just two options in a much larger array of gender expressions, and those of us with transitioning bodies, or identifying outside the binary, would like to have a safe place to pee.