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Transgender Discrimination

I Was Arrested Just for Being a Black Trans Woman

Meagan Taylor | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Meagan Taylor

As a Black trans woman, I am used to unfair and discriminatory treatment, but this was extra upsetting because we were paying customers at a hotel and on our way to a funeral. I felt like I had no rights.

Boss Who Asked Transgender Woman 'What Are You?' Agrees To Significant Settlement

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Last November, Jessi Dye showed up at Summerford Nursing Home for what would turn out to be both her first and last day of work. The morning...

The Awful Reason This Trans Man's Doctor Withheld His Cancer Diagnosis

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

Jay Kallio is a transgender man who lived through a healthcare nightmare he hopes no other trans person will ever have to face, and he shared the pain...

Online Violence Against Trans Women Perpetuates Dangerous Cycle

Rep. Katherine Clark | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Rep. Katherine Clark

In much of the country, the absence of commonsense policies protecting transgender people from violence and discrimination means the Internet is often the one place the trans community can find a support network and real economic opportunity.

Transgender Men Face Discrimination At Doctor's Offices And Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many transgender men face discrimination in U.S. healthcare settings, according to a new study...

Fired for Being Trans

Patricia Dawson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Patricia Dawson

I am not a distraction. I am a woman, and I shouldn't be fired for being who I am.

The Next Title VII Case Is Now Ready for Prime Time, and the Bigotry Is Visible in High Def

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Ms. Leyth Jamal was subjected to a hostile work environment at the Saks department store in the Houston Galleria when she was employed there in 2012. The harassment was typical and brutal: routine misgendering, forcing her to use the men's room, and a general environment grounded in ridicule from her co-workers.

Army Biased Against Transgender Worker, Federal Investigation Finds

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex chang...

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 ...

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

'Nobody Wants To See A Male Person Dress Up Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An annual tribute to slain Latina superstar Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas, is coming under fire after organizers allegedly told a woman that she is ...

WATCH: Being Transgender On A Global Level

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

On the eve of Zero Discrimination Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) have re...

5 Places Trans People Don't Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.

LOOK: Transgender Woman Receives SHOCKING And Offensive Note With Divorce Papers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A transgender woman in Scotland is demanding an apology after workers at the courthouse who handled her divorce proceedings left a shocking and offens...

Soap Opera Star Daniel Sobieray Discusses Gender From the Viewpoint of a Heterosexual Midwestern Guy

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Daniel shares his viewpoint as a heterosexual male athlete from the Midwest who had no knowledge of transgender people in his community or his church. His background is typical of most Americans who have no direct knowledge or interaction with transgender persons.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering My Fallen Transgender Sisters Who Loved Me When I Was All Alone

Toni Newman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Today only two of my 13 closest sisters are alive. I close my eyes and see them standing next to me on the street, proud of who they are and never ashamed of their identity. I applaud my fallen sisters for showing me the way with the grace of God.

'Because We Can': How Society Justifies Anti-Transgender Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

I recently read about Alissah Brooks and her recent run-in with a bouncer who denied her entry to a club on the basis of her gender identity. It was only a few months ago that one of my friends and I were denied entry to a bar in Chicago for the same reason, apparently.

WATCH: Bar Caught On Tape Allegedly Denying Trans Woman Entry Simply Because 'We Can' [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A bar and grill in Atlanta, Georgia, is coming under fire after it allegedly denied entry to a transgender woman because the sex on her license did no...

The 7th Annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

The global trans movement has grown exponentially in the years since the campaign started, and the effort to move away from a pathology framework and toward one based on the affirmation of identity has been central to forging the path to liberation.

WATCH: Shocking Transphobic Voicemail Lands Bar Owner In Hot Water

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices

A Portland, Ore. bar owner has been ordered to pay $400,000 to a group of transgender customers that he banned after claiming they affected his busine...

I.D. Crisis: No Surgery Requirements For Transgender People

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The Social Security Administration removed surgery requirements for transgender people to officially change their gender. However, they still face leg...

When Will Transgender New Yorkers Gain Acceptance in Hospitals?

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

In the state of New York, it is still legal for a doctor to refuse to treat a transgender or gender-nonconforming person. Unfortunately, because New York has yet to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, individuals have no legal recourse to challenge this discrimination.

Stop Arresting New Yorkers for Carrying Condoms

Abe George | Posted 06.29.2013 | New York
Abe George

Targeting condoms is ineffective at deterring prostitution and threatens public health, and the practice also contributes to police discrimination against New York's LGBT community.

Transgender Woman Cited For Trespassing For Using Women's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

An Idaho transgender woman was cited for trespassing last week for using the women's bathroom in a grocery store. Ally Robledo, 25, was cited April...

Virginia Spa Admits Its Policy Forbids 'Abnormal' Gay, Transgender Patrons

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: Spa World manager James Lee said reports his business had admitted to refusing gay and transgender customers was inaccurate. Though he did not...