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New York City Lays Out Transgender Protection On Dress Codes, Bathroom Use

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purpos...

A Dream Deferred: A Look At Transgender Discrimination In Thailand

Pulitzer Center | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Warat “Bai Thong” Tanasanti was a brilliant student who dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Her dreams came to a scree...

Trans Texans Share Emotional Responses On Rejection Of LGBT Discrimination Measure

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Members of Houston's transgender community sounded off on their city's rejection of a non-discrimination ballot measure that included pro...

Reform Jews Poised To Pass Transgender Resolution

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Why The '70s And '80s Were A Political 'Desert' For The Trans Community

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since Minneapolis became the first U.S city to pass protective legislation inclusive of trans people in 1975, we've seen more -- albeit n...

5 Trans Americans Who Transitioned More Than 15 Years Ago Share Their Stories

Esquire | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Transgender men and women have lived openly for decades in America. Most of them transitioned before it was remotely acceptable to the wider culture&...

How My Trans Son Found The Language To Tell Me Who He Really Is

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For an LGBT person, the path to understanding one's identity and sexuality is often difficult and confusing. Even finding the rights words t...

Taylor Swift Brings Transgender Supermodel Andreja Pejić On Stage At Chicago Tour Stop

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment

Like the universe, Taylor Swift's infinite squad of friends is constantly expanding. The 25-year-old singer, currently traversing the globe on he...

Transgender High Schooler Not Allowed To Play Sport She Loves Because Of A Piece Of Paper

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports

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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...

Meet Trans Teen Jazz Jennings, Star Of New TLC Reality Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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John Oliver Shows Just How Far We Have To Go On Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy

The media and country as a whole still can't seem to grasp the very graspable concept of transgender.

My Connection to Caitlyn Jenner

Art McDermott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Art McDermott

Her success was part of the reason I transitioned to track and field after my hockey career came to a screeching halt as a goalie at Malden Catholic High School (MA). MC was great at hockey... I was not, so it was on to track.

Jeffrey Tambor Dedicates Best Actor Win To The Transgender Community

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

Jeffrey Tambor took the honors on Sunday night for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes thanks to his work on Amazon's "Transparent....

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Forgotten, the Homeless and the Victims

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

My heart belongs to the ladies on 14th Street who stood with me night after night, trying to survive and just be their authentic selves. I cry today for those ladies who are no longer here with us in 2014, but my heart remembers them.

Students Hold 'Sh*t-In' To Advocate For Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.30.2014 | College

A group of San Diego State University students hosted a "shit-in" in order to "raise awareness and advocacy for gender neutral/gender non-segregated b...

Chef Chris Trapani, the First Transgender Chef to Appear on the Food Network, Discusses Love, Transistioning and Food

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

I recently talked with Chef Chris Trapani for the upcoming issue of Proud to Be Out: The Digital Magazine. Chris is the first transgender person to ...

Transgender Activist Cecilia Gentili on Identity and Putting the 'T' Back in LGBT

Daniel Lyons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Lyons

Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cecilia and hearing first hand how her story has unfolded.

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler on Empowering the Transgender Community

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler is a writer, filmmaker, producer, artist and activist fighting for social justice in the trans community. My interview with Dr. Ziegler discusses race, gender, the fight for equality and the empowerment of the transgender community.

LGBT: What Does It Really Mean?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

LGBT. These letters stand for "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender." They also stand for "love, grace, beauty, and truth." The challenges of, and the solutions to, creating a different world are intertwined in these two representations of these four letters.

The 'T' Word

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Can we have a conversation about the word "tranny"? It's a word that is generally considered dehumanizing and offensive when referring to transgender people. But there it was in headlines last week in the story about DJ Mister Cee. There it was in a Daily Beast interview with Jared Leto.

Lost in Trans-lation

Nadia Cho | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadia Cho

Transgender and genderqueer individuals challenge us to think about how people are defined and what it means to be who we really are. What constitutes a man or a woman is dictated by cultural norms, and how we identify with a certain gender is more complicated than we think. Gender is a spectrum.

Los Angeles Radio Icon Sheena Metal Poses Dilemma for Anti-Trangender 'Moralists'

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

Both the transgender community and the intersex community can gain from a higher public profile of intersex people. Not only will this improve the lives of some intersex people, but it will educate society at large that when it comes to gender, the black-and-white view is another fallacy.

Sex, Gender and the Greater Truth Forgotten in the Marriage Equality Debate

Larry Womack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Larry Womack

We're born with biological sexes that may or may not be male or female, gender identities that may or may not align with them and sexual orientations that are all over the place. How have we come this far in the marriage debate without asking how such suspect delineations could matter?

Born Which Way?

Laura Krughoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura Krughoff

I believe people should be free to marry whomever they choose. Basing that claim on who was born which way, however, demonstrates either ignorance or foolishness. An open discussion of gender identity might help all of us, LGB or straight, transgender or not, recognize this.