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The NBA Should Not Punish Charlotte By Taking Away The All-Star Game

John A. Tures | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

It's up to North Carolina to make its own laws.

Transgender Woman To Make History At Democratic Convention

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Sarah McBride has never even been to a party convention. But she’s speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, and ...

Real Transgender Lives & Transphobic Discrimination

Saskhia Marie | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Saskhia Marie

This article is going to be talking about real life issues transgender Individuals face worldwide. This blog will also look into a report which was pu...

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

Juli Grey-Owens on the Fight for Transgender Rights, Bathrooms and What Is to Be Done

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.17.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I have long been horrified by the persecution and violence directed at so many people in the transgender community. But I find myself confused as to what I can do to help. Frankly, I find myself confused about many things.

Trans Activist TS Madison: Don't Let Societal Expectations Decide Who You Are

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

After shooting to fame with a now-infamous Vine video -- does "New weave! New weave! Twenty-two inches! Twenty-two inches!" ring a bell? -- the internet sensation has become an outspoken advocate for the trans community.

Obama Makes Big Move For Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transgender individuals gained new legal protections against discrimination by health insurance companies and medical providers under a ...

Trans America: The Lost Civilization

Alexa Corazón | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

It doesn't matter if you're at the grocery store, the coffee shop or on a nice dinner date, if you're someone who is transgender people are going to stare at you.

These Are the Transgender Bathroom Wars, in a Nutshell

Kicker | Posted 04.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Kicker

These laws are fueled by pure fear and intolerance of, and ignorance about, what it means to be transgender.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Real Threat to North Carolina's Children Has Nothing to Do With Transgender People

Amanda Oliver | Posted 04.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Amanda Oliver

North Carolina wasted taxpayer dollars and time, passing a law to "prevent" a potential crime that has never happened. Yet there are children (and adults) being viciously attacked, harassed, stalked, bullied and more every day on the internet.

Study Finds Having A Conversation About Trans Issues Can Change People's Minds

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.07.2016 | Queer Voices

Canvassing has long been used as a means to spread political messages among voters, often met with mixed results and many unanswered doorbells. But wh...

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies Words, Words, Words Part 2: Agender

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

They might never quite appreciate what 'agender' means to you, which is perfectly ok. Sometimes the best approach is to help them get to a place where they respect your identity, regardless of whether they fully comprehend it.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Not in the Name of My "Protection"

Rachel Tuchman | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Tuchman

Now, more than ever, women need to make sure state legislatures hear loud and clear that we refuse to be used as props to support transphobic and bigoted bills that hurt our trans sisters and deflect energy from real work to end gender violence.

When Jesus Needs the Facilities, What Will Jesus Do?

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I've been thinking about the devious and devilish demagoguery of the North Carolina legislators and Governor who quickly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on ...

Why Caitlyn Jenner Will Never Grow Out of Her Privilege

Delia Melody | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

It's great that you're willing to learn, but the only way to do that is to start learning from us: the underprivileged trans women of color who face the brunt of institutionalized transphobia.

The Empty Tomb in North Carolina

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Late in the night, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene heard the news coming from North Carolina. Late in the night, a sweeping anti-LGBT bill overturned local ordinances protecting gay and transgender people.

What We Forget About Restrooms

Delia Melody | Posted 02.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

For a very long time we've wanted to act like we're protecting women by gendering spaces, but all we're really doing is enabling the misogyny to continue everywhere outside of those spaces.

HB 1008 South Dakota Anti LGBT Bill Targets K-12 Students Veto it Governor Daugaard

Mike Spradley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Mike Spradley

The passing of Bill HB1008 sends a sad and dangerous message to trans students in South Dakota. All students deserve a safe and welcoming learning environment, and having access to the restroom that matches your gender identity is mandatory.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families, and Allies Words, Words, Words Part 1: Transgender and Genderqueer

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Maybe what those of us who identify as genderqueer are demonstrating to the world is that gender is far more broad and nuanced than we otherwise might believe, and that the traditional understandings we have internalized are breaking down.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies -- Queer Eye for the Trans Person Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

As we change our gender, clothing can be one of the most intimidating obstacles we face. What do we do?

The 'T' in LGBT Family Planning

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Family-building has been one important life issue that has been left out of the transgender conversation. Why is that?

Trans* Year End Reflections: The Shape of Things to Come

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Right now our community is in the awkward, liminal space where we move from past to future, from disempowerment to autonomy. We have endured decades of conflict. Our struggles are finally showing signs of victory.

Singapore Sex Workers Take on "Champions" of Violence With Humor

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

While most sex worker organizations were taking a solemn approach to December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Singapore's...