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Transgender Issues

This Amazing Web Series Is Reimagining The Way Trans Stories Are Told

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A brand new web series debuted today and it seeks to reimagine how experiences of the transgender community are understood, shared and received both w...

Nomad on the Gender Spectrum

Leo Caldwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leo Caldwell

The expectations of femininity didn't suit me so I assumed that I had to pick the other option. I didn't realize it didn't have to be an either/or situation.

The Dangers In Assuming Women Are The Only People Who Menstruate

BuzzFeed | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Everyone with a uterus tends to have a complicated relationship with their period. There’s the bloody mess that can ruin a favorite pair of underwea...

Buck Angel, 'The Man With A Vagina,' On The Role Sex Plays In Living Authentically

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the fourth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significant...

Meet The First Trans Bride To Appear On 'Say Yes To The Dress'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The popular "Say Yes To The Dress" television franchise will feature its very first transgender bride-to be tonight on "Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta....

You Don't Have to Be Trans to Be a Trans Icon

Mikki del Monico | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

When I was a kid, I didn't specifically have FTM role models, not because they didn't exist, but because I didn't know about them. I'm not sure if young trans males still feel the same and if so, what that says about the "transgender moment" -- but fortunately for me, there was a Bowie.

My Transgender Life: Wonderland

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Have you ever gone down the rabbit hole and knew that your life would never be the same again?That happened to me seven years ago in January 2009. I went to my first transgender conference, First Event. You might just say, I never left.

When Your Body Is a Prison, a Transgender Life

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

This is my truth of being transgender. You see success stories on TV and you see rich people suddenly making a change, but for the rest of us, most of us, we're sitting in a dark room with no hope, waiting for someone to help us or something to take us away.

Breaking Boundaries, Finding Happiness: Being Transgender In Korea

공익인권법재단 공감 | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
공익인권법재단 공감

Living as a 'sexual minority' in Korea forces individuals to climb a steep and precarious stairway to happiness.

I Already Knew

Mary Lasher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Lasher

I don't remember the exact moment because I already knew. I felt it coming. I knew that one day, the moment would come that my husband would sit me down at the kitchen table and tell me he could no longer live a lie.

As a Transman My Parents Call Me "She" and That's Okay

Leo Caldwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leo Caldwell

The subject of my parents is a hard one to tackle because they are tender and loving to me. They just can't align my lifestyle with their convictions and beliefs. Just like I can't align their lifestyle with mine. While this makes holidays complicated, it does not damage our love for one another.

My Journey With The Danish Girl

Jake Graf | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jake Graf

In early 2015 I was proud to be a trans actor auditioning for a new film, The Danish Girl, which I was sure would advance the nascent dialogue about t...

Washington, D.C., Police Unit Changes Name To Be More Inclusive Of LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C., police department is changing the name of its Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to include the words "bisexual" and "tr...

The Trans Comedic Punch Line Jumps the Shark

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Overall, I sense that the concept of joking about trans persons is coming to end as the jokes themselves are more nuanced and much less hostile. As people get to know more of us, we'll no longer be one of the easier targets, and the jokes will fade away.

Get A Poignant Look At The Transgender Experience In This New Book

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two remarkable teens strike a unique friendship in Lily and Dunkin, Donna Gephart's new novel for young readers, and The Huffington Post has an exclus...

8 Tips for Making Pelvic Exams Easier for Men of Transgender Experience

Apicha Community Health Center | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Apicha Community Health Center

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. One group frequently gets left out of the messaging, transgender people on the masculine spectrum. One in five trans* men refuse healthcare because doctors and other medical personal refer to them as the wrong gender.

'Dame Edna' Slams Caitlyn Jenner, Trans Women As 'Mutilated' Men

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The man behind legendary drag icon Dame Edna is feeling the heat after slamming Caitlyn Jenner and the transgender community in a candid new interview...

The 'T' in LGBT Family Planning

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Family-building has been one important life issue that has been left out of the transgender conversation. Why is that?

Trans Passenger Forced To Remove Prosthetic Genitalia In Search

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender passenger says he was required to remove his prosthetic genitalia during an airport search, calling the experience "demeaning," Yahoo in...

Raina's Gotta Go: A Drag Queen Decides to Transition

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

A year ago I was married with a daughter while living on the Oregon coast, making my living working as a high school teacher. Three months ago I chose to transition from male to female.

Thinking Harder about Political Correctness

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Notice the irony of Trump benefitting from the politics of resentment. Billionaires like Trump make off with too much of the nation's income and wealth, at the expense of ordinary working stiffs. And then Trump puts on his politician's hat and cashes in on the resentment. And here's where it gets really tricky. Some of the ultra-P.C. stuff is silly and makes it easier for the right to lampoon liberals. The broader challenge here is that many of the causes that Trump and company put down as P.C. are legitimate and overdue. How long will it take before cops who brutalize black citizens are brought to justice? Do we really want to evict 12 million law abiding immigrants, many of whom were brought here as kids? But when the local working class is getting clobbered economically, it's easier to play off the races against each other.

My Transgender Life: Not Then; Not When; the Magic of Now!

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

It has taken me a long time to live in the present and not get lost in my dreams of possible futures. I have learned that the universe truly does reward action, and the action must be taken by us.

Trans* Year End Reflections: The Shape of Things to Come

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Right now our community is in the awkward, liminal space where we move from past to future, from disempowerment to autonomy. We have endured decades of conflict. Our struggles are finally showing signs of victory.

8 Moments That Made Us Totally Rethink Gender In 2015

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This year mainstream culture continued to evolve in how it perceives, experiences and talks about gender and the results are nothing short of thrillin...

Top 10 Sexist Media Moments of 2015

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Women's achievements are constantly overlooked by mainstream media. We're usually much more updated on the happenings of celebrities.