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Transgender Issues

Man Arrested For Allegedly Performing 'Back Alley' Surgery On A Trans Woman

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2017 | Queer Voices

A Colorado man is facing felony assault charges after allegedly performing gender confirmation surgery on a transgender woman without a medical licens...

Deadnaming A Trans Person Is Violence — So Why Does The Media Do It Anyway?

The Establishment | Posted 03.17.2017 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

This piece by Sam Riedel originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. Content warning: discussio...

As A Trans Woman, I’ve Seen Nerd Culture’s Misogyny From Both Sides

The Establishment | Posted 03.01.2017 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

This piece by Emily Crose originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. In June of 2015 I picked ...

Y'all Means All - A Mississippi Perspective on the Rescinding of the Transgender Bathroom Mandate

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 03.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Amber Nichols-Buckley

Last week, I heard the news that President Trump has rescinded former President Obama’s directive allowing for protections for transgender students ...

From the Bomb to ISIL, or Duck and Cover, Here Come the Trannies

Anastasia Walker | Posted 03.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

Some time in 2013 or 2014, trans women became the new “It” girls. Liberal activists started lionizing us. Cisgender male actors began playing us. ...

Awesome PSA Shuts Down Anti-Trans Bigots

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.24.2017 | Queer Voices

A PSA released last year is making the rounds again after President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students. Earlier...

Until The World Changes, My Transness Comes First

Dana Aliya Levinson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices
Dana Aliya Levinson

Trigger Warning: Suicidal Ideation Truthfully, I never thought I was going to write the piece I am about to write. This one is intensely personal, but...

How Colleges Can Still Legally Protect Trans Students Without Coverage Under Title IX

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Genny Beemyn, Ph.D.

By Genny Beemyn and D.A. Dirks The Trump administration’s revocation of the “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” further oppresses on...

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

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...