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Transgender Identity

The Universality of Gender Fluidity

Noah Manne | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Manne

If the people I have talked to in my practice -- both those who identify as gender minority and those who identify as cisgender -- are any indication, we will likely conclude that gender identity is as much on a scale as is sexual orientation.

This Trans Waitress Had The Perfect Response To A Child Asking 'Are You A Boy Or A Girl?'

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

The Internet has fallen in love with a transgender woman who had the perfect response to a child's question about her gender identity. While working a...

Trans People Confront Myths They Hear About Themselves Head On

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

Transgender identity can be hard to understand. In a way, it's supposed to be since "trans" means so many different things to different people. In "I'...

Acceptransgender

Zoe Dolan | Posted 06.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

Excusing my flaws under the blanket of gender identity was easier than wrestling with them. I threw in the towel, and, over time, the resignation in my heart aged into acceptance.

11 Things To Never Ask A Transgender Person

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

Talking about transgender issues and experiences can be tricky, unless you have the right language to talk about them. Understanding how to talk t...

What's It Like To Be Transgender In Kansas City?

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

What is it like to be transgender in Kansas City, Missouri? A compelling new television show from Discovery Life will tell the story of a group of ...

A New, No-Holds-Barred Look At Gender Identity You Won't Want To Miss

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

A new web series aims to take a thoughtful, no-holds-barred look at gender identity by examining everything from "bisexual erasure" to coming out in s...

JamesMichael Nichols

Here's The Beautiful Story Of How A Trans Teen And Some Pancakes Are Inspiring The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One family's yearly birthday tradition has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning. Milo is a 15-year-old transgender teen whose family makes him a s...

This High School Has An Amazing Reason For Getting Rid Of Its Homecoming King And Queen

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

In an amazing move for transgender and gender non-conforming youth, a high school in southern Oregon has eliminated the traditional roles of "king" an...

What Does It Mean To Be Trans But Not Want To Medically Or Surgically Alter Your Body?

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

What does it mean to identify as transgender, but not want to surgically or medically alter your body -- or ever "pass" as your self-identified gender...

Why Men Come to Me to Be Transformed Into Women

Adrian Acosta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adrian Acosta

Grindr is infested with profiles that state: "Masc for Masc," which makes me questions if gays today are using their "masc" as a mask.

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

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

WATCH: Transgender Woman Shares Amazing Video Of Her Transition

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

Ashley Jones is a transgender woman who documented the experience of her transition over the course of a year's time. In this incredible video, Jo...

JamesMichael Nichols

How This 'Self-Made' Man Is Working To Support Trans Kids And Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"A Self-Made Man" is a groundbreaking new documentary that seeks to bring visibility to issues of transgender identity across a spectrum of ages and e...

WATCH: The Incredible Mother Of A Transgender Child Shares Her Story

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

Linda F., the mother of a 12-year-old-transgender daughter, joined HuffPost Live today to talk about her family's experiences throughout their younges...

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

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

'Unlike Some People I Could Mention': On Transgender Identity And Storytelling

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

I know there are plenty of people who, looking back at their younger selves, have had occasion to think, "Man, what you don't know could fill a book." However, I'm unique in that the book filled with the things I don't know is an actual book.

Transgender (Mis)Education

Ira Gray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ira Gray

As I was coming out as trans*, every corner of cyberspace I turned to said I had to feel like a "boy stuck in a girl's body." Every documentary and TV show taught me that I had to harbor an intense hatred for my body being wrong. This is the normative transgender narrative, and I don't fit it.

Why Transgender Identity Matters

Rebecca Juro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rebecca Juro

Those who saw Ed Shultz's segment and took it as accurate and representative of the reality of transgender lives would likely be led to believe that all transgender people are gay, that being transgender is just another form of homosexuality.