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Transgender Issues

Why Trans Musician Laura Jane Grace Refuses To Cancel Her NC Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.14.2016 | Queer Voices

Openly trans musician and queer icon Laura Jane Grace announced in an interview this week that she will still perform in North Carolina as an act of p...

Tomboy in the Ladies' Room

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I would never claim to know what it feels like to be transgender, or what it feels like to be discriminated against because of my gender identity. But there is one, small part of the transgender struggle for equal rights that I feel comfortable saying I can relate to pretty well.

My Transgender Life: He's Still Inside Me

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

For me, with a long and pretty wonderful life behind me, I have never felt that part of me has died or even missing.

The Story I Never Thought I'd Live to Tell

Ben Weger | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Weger

For my whole life not only have I felt great disappointment at not being able to have the life experiences I wanted, but my body has looked wrong and my clothes have never fit right. I had hoped for a beard and I ended up with breasts. And for most of my life I felt stuck.

Michaela Mendelsohn Talks Transgender Workplace Equality and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Michaela passionately advocates for working transgender women through her efforts with various California trade associations. Her personal mission is to help transgender women find employment, social acceptance and a path to raise families of their own.

A Trans Memory

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 04.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

There is a growing movement in the trans community to find our own language. One which services us. It is lead, in part, by the youngest members of our movement. Those seeking to find our own place in society, our own trans narrative

The Real Threat to North Carolina's Children Has Nothing to Do With Transgender People

Amanda Oliver | Posted 04.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Amanda Oliver

North Carolina wasted taxpayer dollars and time, passing a law to "prevent" a potential crime that has never happened. Yet there are children (and adults) being viciously attacked, harassed, stalked, bullied and more every day on the internet.

The 'T' Is No Longer Silent: Growing Trans Political Power with the Trans United Fund

Andrea Jenkins | Posted 04.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrea Jenkins

Visibility alone won't stop the vicious attacks on the lives of transgender people. It won't stop the murders of transgender women of color, nor will it create jobs and safe affordable housing opportunities for our communities. For that to happen, we must be more involved in the political process.

Largest Ever Study Of Transgender Teenagers Set To Kick Off

Nature | James Nichols | Posted 04.10.2016 | Queer Voices

For transgender children who think their bodies are the wrong sex, puberty can be terrifying. To alleviate this psychological trauma, physicians are i...

Driven to Make a Change: A Trans Woman's Spiritual Journey

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 04.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

Chandi Moore is a rock-star in our community. She will knock your socks off with the sheer force of her personality and heart for those around her. No transition is easy, but when Chandi says she "gets it," she's had the experiences to back that up.

Why I Created Affinity Magazine

Evelyn Atieno | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Evelyn Atieno

Teens have a lot of real life issues that are being overlooked. When I created Affinity, I decided that I would talk about everything, no censor at all, no matter how controversial.

The Woman I Married Is Becoming a Man

Whitney Smith | Posted 04.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Whitney Smith

My husband is happier than he has ever been. He is finally joyful in his body. Being a woman who has struggled with body image and body dysmorphia of my own, I see the level of embodiment he has achieved as enviable and wildly inspiring. So if a penis increases that for him, I am all in.

'They' Need More From Us

Emily Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Emily Jacobs

As mental health practitioners, it is essential to our practice that we recognize and affirm all identities, as well as challenge our own assumptions and biases. Our clients, and our practice, depend on it.

'The Daily Show' Offers Must-See Takedown Of 'The Trans Panic Epidemic'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.07.2016 | Queer Voices

"The Daily Show" took aim last night at American lawmakers' and religious leaders' war on transgender people in a brilliant clip that brought together...

Ellen Slams Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Law In Powerful Monologue

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.07.2016 | Queer Voices

Ellen DeGeneres set the jokes aside Wednesday (well, mostly) during a powerful monologue against Mississippi's anti-LGBT law. DeGeneres used her open...

Appropriation and the 'Gay She'

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 04.06.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

White gay men have definitely appropriated aspects of black and Latin culture, both gay and straight. However, the use of the "gay she" is not one of them, and continuing to promote that idea is a divisive political tactic.

The Power of Trans* Presence

Liz Hanssen | Posted 04.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Hanssen

I feel fortunate to have caught a glimpse of what the world looks like when people who have been traditionally marginalized represent themselves en masse, inserting their presence into historically restricted public spaces.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies Words, Words, Words Part 2: Agender

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

They might never quite appreciate what 'agender' means to you, which is perfectly ok. Sometimes the best approach is to help them get to a place where they respect your identity, regardless of whether they fully comprehend it.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Not in the Name of My "Protection"

Rachel Tuchman | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Tuchman

Now, more than ever, women need to make sure state legislatures hear loud and clear that we refuse to be used as props to support transphobic and bigoted bills that hurt our trans sisters and deflect energy from real work to end gender violence.

This Music Festival Is Helping To Combat Anti-LGBT Discrimination In NC

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A North Carolina music festival is making big strides to help combat the recent anti-LGBT legislation in the Southern state. Festival organizers of Mo...

7 Things That We Wish Were April Fool's Jokes But Are All Too Real

Kicker | Posted 04.01.2016 | College

We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?

Toilet Training for Governor Pat McCrory

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

(An all genders bathroom at the Unitarian Universalist Association office.) When the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed an ordinance to allow ...

What Kind of Impact Does the Internet, and Social Media, Have on the Trans Community?

Quora | Posted 04.03.2016 | Queer Voices

The internet brought information, and it brought community. It made it so much easier for people who were wondering if we were really trans. It gave us access to people who had been through this already and could talk about their stories and tell us about what our options are.

Trans People Get Candid About Their Lives For Trans Day Of Visibility

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video is bringing together diverse voices from the transgender community to create a vulnerable, yet powerful, moment just in time for Internati...