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Transgender Issues

I’m All Done Explaining My Humanity

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 02.21.2017 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Another week, another clever “think piece” by someone who feels it does the world a real service to explain why transgender people aren’t who th...

Texas Governor Lashes Out At NFL Over Threat Of Boycotting State

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.16.2017 | Queer Voices

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott isn’t fazed by the NFL’s threat to keep his state from hosting future Super Bowls if a proposed “bathroom bill” is pass...

Whose Gender Revolution Is It? The Folks That Need It The Most, That's Who!

Aidan Key | Posted 02.14.2017 | Queer Voices
Aidan Key

It has indeed begun to shift -- from a laser beam focus on genitals of trans people, to a willingness to pursue a self-examination as to the origins and implications of their own interest.

Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Human*: Why the Struggle for Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever

Anastasia Walker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

The other day, a friend forwarded me a link to an interview with novelist Laurie Frankel that had recently aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Frankel w...

'Family' Groups Blast Boy Scouts' Decision To Allow Trans Kids

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices

Following years of controversy over their stance on LGBTQ members, the Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that they will permit transgender childr...

8-Year-Old Boy Claims He Was Axed From Cub Scouts For Being Trans

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.31.2017 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Shortly after this story was published on Jan. 30, the Boy Scouts of America announced they would allow transgender children who identify as b...

"Orange Julius": Bittersweet Story Of Father-Son Bonding Gets New York City Premiere

Jed Ryan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Jed Ryan

Basil Kreimendahl's provocative play Orange Julius, now enjoying its New York City premiere courtesy of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73, i...

Former NC Governor Chased, Cornered By Pro-LGBTQ Protesters

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.23.2017 | Queer Voices

North Carolina’s former governor found himself in a tight spot last week when he was heckled by a group of pro-LGBTQ protesters. Pat McCrory was vis...

These Trans People Want Jackie Evancho To Dump Trump Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.17.2017 | Queer Voices

Jackie Evancho may be “excited” to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, but one group is hoping that the 16-year-old classica...

White House's LGBT Liaison Fears Trump's Approach To Queer Issues

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.13.2017 | Queer Voices

The White House’s LGBT liaison and first openly transgender staffer shared her doubts that her position will continue under President-elect Donald T...

Transgender Documentary "Deep Run" World Channel Premiere (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Hillevi Loven, Director of the documentary Deep Run that premieres on the second season of Reel South January 15th on the Worl...

News Roundup for January 2, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 01.02.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Here are the things you need to know going into the new year.

My Transgender Life: Truth Or Dare

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 12.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

No matter how many people in the transgender community I meet, and listen to, as they explain how they have and do experience dysphoria in their lives, I continue to be struck both by each person's unique experience, and the common challenges almost all of us have faced.

Helping Create Allies One Child At A Time

Chris Tompkins | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

One of the biggest reasons I hear from parents why they don't discuss gender and sexuality with their children is, "they're too young to understand." What I hear with that response is, "it's not something I understand or am comfortable speaking with them about." Children will learn anything we teach them.

Trans People Are Being Harassed In Public Restrooms, Survey Finds

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted...

One Year Ago, Police Brutally Assaulted Me For Being Trans

The Establishment | Posted 11.30.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

This piece by Jes Grobman originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. One year ago today, my life changed...

How To F**k A Transgender Guy

Davey Wavey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

For example, a handsome guy approaches you on Grindr. You're interested. You notice that he identifies as trans in his profile. You have questions, but aren't sure what to say.

My Transgender Life: On Hallowed Ground

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 11.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I was honored to be asked to speak on the Lexington Battle Green as the First Parish Church, with no transgender members decided to honor the Transgen...

A Year On Hormones!

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 11.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

Today marks my 1 year on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) male to female transition. I talk about my pros and cons while transitoning as well as my s...

My Life As A Transgender YouTuber

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 11.09.2016 | Media
Chrissy Renaee

I'm a Southern, transgender YouTuber who moved from Georgia to California and likes to say "keep it cute or get cut." I started my YouTube channel it'...

What if a Pervert Pretending to be Transgender Entered the Opposite Sex's Bathroom?

Quora | Posted 10.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

What if a pervert pretending to be a transgender entered the opposite sex's bathroom? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network whe...

This Trans Woman Has 'Personal' Reasons To Campaign For Clinton

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.28.2016 | Queer Voices

A Los Angeles-based transgender woman hit the road for two days in an effort to swing the battleground state of Nevada into a victory for Hillary Clin...

How Does the Transgender Community Feel About Laverne Cox's Frank N. Furter?

Quora | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

How do transgender people in the Quora community feel about Laverne Cox starring in the new Rocky Horror Picture Show? originally appeared on Quora - ...

How To Deal with Transgender People!

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

In the recent years, Transgender people have been trending around the world. Either in pop culture or in everyday conversations. So I wanted to make a...