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Transgender Issues

This Amazing Web Series Focusing On The Lives Of Trans Men Is Back

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

It's not often that you see authentic portrayals of the diverse experiences of trans masculine men. For this reason, we're big fans of the web seri...

Chicken Is To Egg as Understanding Is To Acceptance

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I started to question whether I or anyone else really did need to understand everything before it could be accepted. I wondered if I could accept first and then work on the understanding part as best I could.

Teens React to Caitlyn Jenner and Work Through What It Means to Be Transgender

Carly Steyer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Teen

"That must be so hard," ""She's so beautiful, and she's so happy," "Honestly, queen." These are a few responses from these teens in The Fine Bros n...

Interview With Grace; Transgender Rights and SCOTUS

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Grace Stevens is a transgender woman and a leader in the transgender community who transitioned at the age of 64. She is a father of three and a grandparent of two.

Girl Scouts Return $100,000 When Donor Demands It Not Be Used For Transgender Girls

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

  The Girl Scouts of Western Washington have rejected a $100,000 donation after its donor insisted the money not be used for trans...

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Immigrant Rights Protesters Arrested Near White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six LGBT immigrant rights activists were arrested Tuesday after blocking a street near the White House to protest the Obama administrati...

It's Not That I'm Against Marriage Equality

Pat Cordova-Goff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Pat Cordova-Goff

It's not that I am against marriage equality, but as an 18-year-old non-binary low-income transwomyn of color (who is single because college is my current boyfriend), my right to walk down the aisle is no where near my list of priorities.

Marriage Is Not Enough

Lola Olson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

It's been a weird couple of days. My 17 year old self would be so happy right now. After crying in a counselling office when Bush was re-elected and all of my Southern Californian classmates rejoiced, I would have lauded this day.

Immigration Officials May Begin Considering Gender Identity When Housing Transgender Detainees

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of c...

An Interview With Award-Winning Trans Escort Viktor Belmont

Michael Podell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

Viktor isn't just a trans man, he's a trans gay male escort. It's a whole extra layer of stigma to deal with, and one that Viktor handles with aplomb.

John Oliver Shows Just How Far We Have To Go On Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy

The media and country as a whole still can't seem to grasp the very graspable concept of transgender.

Antonia Blumberg

What Pagans Can Teach The World About Transgender Acceptance

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion

Members of the transgender and queer communities and their allies take to the streets in San Francisco Friday for the annual Trans March. Among them w...

Being a Trans Ally is a Verb

Ezak Perez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Ezak Perez

In a world that is saturated in patriarchy and gender based violence, imagine how powerful and life saving it would be if men, masculine presenting people and cis-gender identified people started standing up as allies too.

My Transgender Life: Where Do the Children Play?

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Sports are a must for so many of us to keep our heads on straight in this increasingly complex world. For trans youth, they must be allowed to play and play equally and not singled out.

The Problem With Transgender Generality

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

If we look to her for a lesson in transgender identity, we may be left wanting. But if we scale back to put her unique story in its time and place and in a wide and rich history, some valuable things come into focus.

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro"

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Dolezal's white-to-black "passing" is the complication of both white guilt and white rage in an era of Affirmative Action.

My Husband Was Living in the Wrong Body

Mary Lasher | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Mary Lasher

I am still in love with the person I married back in 1984. A person who today is a she. I have witnessed true joy in the person I've grown a life with -- a person whose blue eyes shine because she feels right in her own skin.

Courage Isn't a Competition - Reflections on Caitlyn Jenner

Jaena-Mae Caguiat | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Jaena-Mae Caguiat

Bravery comes in different shapes, sizes and forms. There is no need to compare bravery, because it's not to be compared. We all have our own battles, you shouldn't ridicule anyone for fighting them.

What We're Made Of

Ryley Rubin Pogensky | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

You don't get to decide who calls themselves a man or a woman. You don't get to decide how that person presents or how that person lives their life. You wouldn't want anyone doing that for you, why should transgender people be any different?

Here's How A Gym Became An Unexpected Gathering Place For Transgender Men

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Google has released a powerful new video that documents one transgender man's transition and his journey to find a community of supportive and like-mi...

Transgender Teen To Guest Star On USA's 'Royal Pains'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender teen is slated to play a role on the USA Network's "Royal Pains" in conjunction with a new public service announcement from the network,...

The Awful Reason This Trans Man's Doctor Withheld His Cancer Diagnosis

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

Jay Kallio is a transgender man who lived through a healthcare nightmare he hopes no other trans person will ever have to face, and he shared the pain...

What Are the Sounds of Transphobic Dinosaurs Dying?

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Ultimately the age of dinosaurs will pass; their fossils will be discovered by future anthropologist-archeologists to be scrutinized, dissected, and viewed as oddities whose ideas will seem curious for their naiveté.

My Transgender Life: Fathers Day....and You Thought Pronouns Were Complicated!

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I've said it over and over again. I am one of the lucky ones. I've lost no one in my family and extended family when I transitioned. I am not going into the whys and wherefores of this. I am just happy to count my blessings.

Meet The Trans Star You'll Be Buzzing About This Summer

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During childhood, transgender actress Michelle Hendley would go to ...