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Are You Ready For The 2015 Trans 100?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for the 2015 Trans 100? The Trans 100 is an annual event in its 3rd year that honors some of the most influential voices leading the ...

A Look At 27 'Complex, Diverse, Loving And Lovable' Trans Men In Their Own Words

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices

A new book takes an inquisitive and inspired look at the journey of 27 "complex, diverse, loving and lovable" transgender men, as told in their own wo...

This Transgender Man Came Out to His Girlfriend. Her Response Will Make Your Heart Swell. (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-02-10-20150207MitchKellawaysmall.jpgLike many couples, Mitch and Jocelyn met on an online dating site. There was only one difference: Mitch was still presenting as a lesbian, having buried his transgender identity when he was 17.

My Transgender Life -- Transitioning at Age 64

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

My name is Grace Anne Stevens, and even one decade ago, I did not have the words to understand all the deep feelings inside of me that kept fighting the outward "reality" that I was a man. I was in my mid-50s.

Maura Pfefferman and the Changing Face of Our Jewish Community

Idit Klein | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Idit Klein

Change is happening. In the past couple of years, we've seen the number of requests from day schools, summer camps, youth movements and other institutions for resources and training around trans issues grow exponentially.

Trans Woman Details The 'Great Danger' She's Faced While Traveling

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Traveling through airports comes with its annoyances for everyone, but inconvenience often turns into discrimination and fear for transgender people w...

Making a Transgender Person the Butt of Your Jokes Just Isn't Funny.

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

If you were giving a lecture and there was a black person or a Jewish person or a gay person in the room, would you single them out by repeatedly making jokes at their expense? Of course not, right? So why is it that some people actually think it's okay if the person is transgender?

Parental Acceptance Is 'The Primary Mediator' For Good Or Bad Outcomes For Trans Kids

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Transgender youngsters identify as much with their genders as do non-transgender children, a n...

I'm A Transgender Teen And Which Restroom I Use Is None Of Your Business

Casey Hoke | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
Casey Hoke

It's one thing for a school to offer private facilities for students who identify as gender-neutral or are not comfortable using male- or female-designated facilities because of their gender identity. But to force all transgender students to do so is, in fact, a definite breach in privacy.

The Politico-Legal Transgender Tipping Point

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The use of terms in the brief such as "straightforward" and "plain meaning" are those we've been pushing for years, and it's gratifying to see them spoken by the government.

Manhood

Zoe Dolan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

It would be just as crazy to overlook the few men I've met who are comfortable enough in their manhood to date a transgender person. They exist. I fell in love with two of them. There must be more.

Here's How You Can Help Improve The State Of Healthcare For Trans People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to be a transgender individual living in America who needs access to affordable healthcare? Filmmaker Christian Hendricks tackles...

'Your Taboo Is My Family': Trans Individuals In Italy Share Their Stories (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Giunti | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices

When he first realized that he wasn’t interested in playing with dolls or trying on his mother’s makeup, he was seven years old, dressed in lacy p...

A Story of Love and Top Surgery in Words and Images

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Davis Smith

Kris said that he knows now that he stopped transitioning because he was terrified of never finding love as a transgender person. But only a couple months later, Kris would start a journey that would prove how very wrong he was.

Should All Bathrooms Be Gender Neutral?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Should all bathrooms be gender neutral? This is the question posed by Laci Green in the latest installment of MTV's web series, "Braless." Green co...

A Straight Dad of Twin Baby Boys Explains Why We Should All Support LGBT Rights

Robert Cordero | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Robert Cordero

As a father and a leader serving my community, I need to continue to step up in alliance with other far more courageous LGBT leaders and community folks to ensure that we are creating a just society.

Kids Do the Darndest Things! The Vagina Monologues in the Context of Historical Ignorance

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

An incident recently occurred at Mt. Holyoke College where I wish there had been some wisdom imparted to the students, who acted impetuously and, unfortunately, embarrassed themselves and their cause.

'Imagine Being Laughed At When Using A Public Toilet'

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, Jan 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Xiao Tong was selling sex on the streets of Beijing when a man lured ...

Off Limits: My Transgender Teen's Body Is Not Up for Discussion

Liz Hanssen | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Hanssen

If you are ever in doubt about whether to ask some burning question, first ask yourself if you would pose the same question about the body of a non-trans youth or adult, perhaps your own child or a student or neighbor. If the answer is no, don't ask. If you find yourself biting your tongue, keep biting.

WATCH: This Trans Couple Is Sharing The Story Of Their Beautiful Family With The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A family can be formed in an infinite number of ways. ABC ran a story recently about Bianca and Nick Bowser, a transgender couple who are the paren...

Proposed Bill Would Allow Students To Sue If They See Transgender Students In Certain Bathrooms

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

One Kentucky state senator wants to make sure that transgender students are only allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their ...

Fixing Society in the Wake of Leelah Alcorn's Death Will Take Empathy and Understanding From Loved Ones

The OpEd Project | Posted 03.18.2015 | Teen
The OpEd Project

When kids come home from school feeling unwanted, they should be able to come home feeling accepted for who they are. This tragedy should not have happened, but because it has, parents should be more aware of their kids' feelings.

The Golden Globes Isn't the Only Victory for the Trans Community This Year

Julian Aldana | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Julian Aldana

Jeffrey Tambor made a great point this last Sunday -- representation matters. That's also why the ACA matters, and will continue to matter, for trans young adults looking for an affordable path to a healthier life.

Tyler Clementi's Mother Speaks Out About Leelah Alcorn's Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.15.2015 | Gay Voices

The queer community is still reeling from the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn. Now, the mother of another queer teen who took his own life i...

Why More Transgender Success Stories Would Breed More Supportive Parents

Chris Edwards | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Chris Edwards

For parents of kids who are transgender, gender education alone isn't going to provide that reassurance. What I think would really help are more everyday success stories -- people who can show trans kids, their parents and society as a whole that being transgender doesn't have to forever define you (unless you want it to).