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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 07.14.2015 | Gay 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 06.03.2015 | Gay 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 01.20.2015 | Gay 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 11.09.2014 | Gay 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 05.14.2014 | Gay 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 12.02.2013 | Gay 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 11.24.2013 | Gay 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 11.20.2013 | Gay 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 09.29.2013 | Gay 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 09.21.2013 | Gay 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 08.25.2013 | Gay 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 08.24.2013 | Gay 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.

Responsibility And Liberty

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Recently I asked a number of transgender and cisgender friends the following: If a transgender person does something that may reflect badly on the trans community, is their personal freedom of expression more important than expectations to conform?

Why Can't LGBTs Play Nice Together? A Call For Change

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

Why can't LGBTs play nice with one another? Why do we draw lines and exclude whole groups within our collective community? And most importantly, why do we demand equality from the rest of the world and fail to demonstrate equality within our own?

Time For A Rapprochement Between The Trans Community And HRC

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I hope Chad Griffin and Jeff Krehely take the time over the next few months to sit with the trans community to find a way past injuries and old wounds. If Israel and Turkey can resolve their differences, surely HRC and the trans community can.

Interview with KOKUMO, Chicago Trans* Activist and Founder of KOKUMOMEDIA

Nico Lang | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It's all about making sure that people know that we have presence. For me pride, is inherent, but power is something that we have yet to get; specifically Trans* women of color.

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Veterans Awkward ID Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't too many transgender U.S. military veterans. Advocacy groups estimate the number may be somewhere around 300,000 out of the...

Treating Society's Gender Anxiety

Laverne Cox | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

What if our entire culture, our entire society is experiencing a collective gender anxiety? What if the way society calms that anxiety is by objectifying and stigmatizing transgender and gender-nonconforming people?

Chaz Bono's Place In History

Erica Keppler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Erica Keppler

The true test for Chaz will be whether he can be seen regularly before a broad American audience in a capacity that has nothing to do with being a transgender man. If he can do that, he will be a pivotal figure in transgender history.