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Transgender Issues

New Study Shows Being Transgender Is Not A Mental Disorder

TIME | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

In the last couple of decades, many medical institutions have moved awayfrom the view that being transgender is the result of mental illness, as they ...

Transgender Woman To Make History At Democratic Convention

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

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

My Transgender Life: One TR1BE

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I believe in the American melting pot that holds all of us; all of our differences; where we learn to mix, to accept and to learn from each other, so that we can all live and grow to become the very best version of ourselves.

Comic-Con: Saving The World, One Transgender Trope At A Time

Mikki del Monico | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

We all too often find caricatures that neither upend nor destabilize these tropes. Instead, they serve to further a lack of understanding and acceptance of the transgender community.

Transness Is Not A Threat

Trevor Hayes | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Trevor Hayes

The arguments against transgender individuals using a bathroom of their choosing that matches their gender identity are completely erroneous. It's plainly bigotry, masked by unfounded and phony concerns for "wives and daughters."

Miss Major Is A Trans Elder And Stonewall Icon.. And She's Changing The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the thirteenth and final installment in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have pl...

Lawsuit: Trans Students Made To Wear Green Bracelets To ID Themselves

ThinkProgress | James Nichols | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Two federal lawsuits, one from a transgender boy in Wisconsin and another from a transgender boy in Maryland, assert that schools are discriminating a...

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

Ashland Johnson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ashland Johnson

The NBA has drawn the line in the sand for the sports community. The ramifications of anti-LGBT laws like HB2 are very real and cut deeply.

These Trans Women Just Epically Remade Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices

We are gagging over this! A group of transgender-identifying individuals recently came together to recreate iconic scenes from Beyoncé’s most recen...

Transgender Woman, Deeniquia Dodds, Dies After Being Shot in DC

NBC | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender woman has died after she was shot in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July, and police are investigating her death as a homicide. Deeni...

My Transgender Life: On The Tip Of My Tongue...

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I had every intention of being clear, being specific, and was certain that once I explained all these feelings inside of me, then everyone would nod their heads and say they completely understood how I knew I was a woman. I really was about to answer the question.

Explaining Gender Dysphoria And Transitioning Using A Sci-fi Young-Adult Movie Plot

Ariana Danielle Wojcik | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariana Danielle Wojcik

We are not confused, we are not being misled, and we are not trying to mislead you. When a person transitions and comes out to you and shares that with you, what you are seeing is a person being absolutely and painfully truthful with you. If you reject them, you are simply rejecting truth.

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...

Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It's About Time

Quora | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices

How significant is the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on transgender service members? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing networ...

The First Trans U.S. Senate Candidate Is Already Making History

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Misty K. Snow became the first major party transgender candidate for the U.S. Senate when she won the Democratic nomination in Utah on June 28. And no...

Trans Folks Now Have A Safe Space To Recover From Gender Confirmation Surgery

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices

An incredible new resource is in the works in Chicago, Illinois, that will be a safe space for trans masculine individuals who are in recovery followi...

Meet Jazz Jennings, The Transgender Teen Who Is Changing The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the twelfth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significan...

My Transgender Life: A Good Man

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I tell myself that I was a good man some of the time, even as I wrestled with my internal battle with gender identity. I struggled with what good meant. I struggled with what it meant to be a man. I struggled with my responsibilities to myself, and my family.

How Transgender Visibility Is Creating Invisibility

Virginia Soave | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Virginia Soave

We all should recognize every type of trans body and find a place in our society to give them visibility and praise.

Man Enough to Be a Leatherman: An Interview With Mr. Leather 64Ten 2016 James Tyrcha

Jed Ryan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Jed Ryan

For the LGBT's large and diverse Leather/Kink community, the annual International Mr. Leather (IML) weekend is widely considered to be the "Big Daddy"...

Trans Activists Around America Speak Out About Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video campaign is bringing together transgender and gender-nonconforming activists from around America to reflect on the current state of politi...

How Rejecting Gender Made Me Happier, Healthier -- Complete

Michael Whelan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Whelan

I'm not a man. I'm not a woman. I'm not trans. So what the hell am I? Indefinable. I like that answer.

Ever Been Confused By How Many Gender Identity Terms There Are? Watch This

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Keeping up with all of the different ways that people identify can feel overwhelming -- especially since we know gender exists on a spectrum and ident...

This Trans Pioneer Has Been Fighting For The Trans Community For Decades

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the eleventh feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significa...

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 ...