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Transgender Issues

You Don't Care Who Won a Glamour Award, You're Just a Transphobic Bigot

Ed Coffin | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

Let's be honest, people aren't concerned with who actually deserved the honor, they are clearly outraged by the fact that a trans woman grabbed the spotlight.

Trans* Women Are Not Freakshows and Drag Queens: The Problem With the Transgender Umbrella

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.

Caitlyn Jenner Is Not a "Hero"

Erin Nugent | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Erin Nugent

There have been many noteworthy transgender men and women who have accomplished just as much, if not more, than Jenner who should be applauded for their accomplishments.

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Rocco Papa

McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

'Transparent' Creator On Caitlyn Jenner And What It Means To Be A Woman

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices

“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway has a short and to-the-point response for the harsh, transphobic treatment of Caitlyn Jenner, who most...

After the Vigil: Offerings of Love, Resilience and Chosen Family

Hayden Mora | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Hayden Mora

Here in Washington, DC, we have created an organization called Casa Ruby, committed to creating new possibilities for the most vulnerable. Casa Ruby offers transitional housing, a safe place, and meals for the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ community.

Homicides Of Transgender Women In U.S. Reach Alarming High

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning....

What It Means When I Say 'I've Always Felt Like a Woman'

Quora | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay Voices

What do transgender people mean, exactly, when they say "I've always felt like a man/woman?"

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

This Company Is Trying To Change The Way That Trans Men Experience Their Periods

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay Voices

A new line of underwear recently hit the market that aims to address a specific, clothing-based need for the transgender community. THINX, a company ...

What Does Transgender Day of Remembrance Mean to the Trans Community?

Quora | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Today is the Day of Transgender Remembrance. For those who do not know the day, it's a day that we reflect on the trans lives that have been lost to violence this year. The list of names this year is longer than it's ever been.

TV Host Janet Mock Explains The 'Great Irony' Of Her Success

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.20.2015 | OWN

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After the Vigil: Offerings of Love, Resilience and Chosen Family

Ruby Corado | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Ruby Corado

While so much has changed for me and for our community, the world is still not a kind place for someone like me: an HIV positive, indigenous, immigrant and trans woman of color. What has gotten me this far and what inspires me to keep going is the resilience, creativity and tenacity of the trans and genderqueer community.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

National Transgender Day of Remembrance: The Message Is You Are Important to Us and We Need You to Survive

Toni Newman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

In those moments you feel no one cares and no one loves you, remember you are important and we need you to survive. After 25 years in the transgender community, I can assure you it will not always be bad.

Unzipped Dallas: Single or Taken?

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

In the premiere episode of Unzipped Dallas, get to know the all new cast as they discuss their relationship status, their turn ons, and the qualities they look for in a potential match.

15 Things Trans People Wish You Would Stop Saying To Them

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay Voices

Sometimes, even our most well-intentioned sentiments can cause unintended harm to trans or gender non-conforming individuals. One way to describe the...

Is Religion the Only Protected Class That Is Aggressive?

Mike Zimmerman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Mike Zimmerman

In a recent discussion about religious freedom, I helped students explore the hidden dissonance of different forms of identity. The many hats we wear and aspects to our identities as we live our lives can sometimes be compartmentalized, but the major markers of who we are cannot.

Transgender Issues Finally Gain Recognition On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

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Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

Our Child Is a Girl

An Anonymous Mom | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
An Anonymous Mom

Despite the overwhelming evidence that my daughter is a girl, the institution that is charged with educating and enlightening our children was only concerned with her body. The district therefore did not allow her in the girls' locker room.

Veterans Day Is a Good Day to Start a New Discussion

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Wayne Maines

We live in the United States of America, but my family and so many others have to live in hiding to protect our gender non-conforming children/transgender children. We have to fight against Religious Freedom bills that are based upon unfounded fears and propaganda.

Gay Transphobia, 2015 Style

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Neither the gay nor the ally community has been free of having to deal with the "ick factor," and there is just as much trans homophobia as there is gay transphobia, in my experience. Just as racism goes both ways, but is far more significant when directed against the powerless, gay transphobia is far more dangerous than trans homophobia.

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.

Trans Texans Share Emotional Responses On Rejection Of LGBT Discrimination Measure

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices

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