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Transgender Woman Brutally Attacked In Queens

CBS New York | James Nichols | Posted 12.01.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Police are looking for a man who nearly killed a transgender woman in a beating in Queens. Around 4 a.m. Sunday, ...

Trans Women And Trans Men Offer Intimate Answers To Personal Questions

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.29.2015 | Gay Voices

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Do You Exclude Transgender People?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

Sitting down in a room of strangers brought together for the very first time to discuss emerging topics such as sexuality and inclusion -- I made the mistake of making too fast an assumption, committing an 'oops' before walking all the way through the door.

From Homelessness to Activism: How One Trans Woman Is Standing in Her Truth

Daniella Carter | Posted 11.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniella Carter

It wasn't easy surviving on the streets, while at the same time, going to school everyday. At age 14, for me and for many LGBTQ youth, getting ready for school the night before looked very different than it does for the average youth.

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.