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'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...

With Your Help, A Pro-Trans House Could Move Right Next Door To Westboro Church

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Planting Peace, the non-profit organization responsible for the creating the rainbow pro-queer Equality House across the street from the Westboro Bapt...

Trans Man Finds Brilliant Way To Let Women Know Why He’s Using Their Restroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Charlie Comero, a transgender man in Charlotte, North Carolina, is taking bold -- and brilliant -- steps to educate the public about the realities of ...

Trans Bathroom Bills: Don't Believe the Hype

Michelle Spear | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelle Spear

I find myself perusing Facebook profiles of trans opponents, looking for some common thread that explains their position. To my dismay, many times, I see my family reflected back at me; loving families taking selfies, adorable children blowing out birthday candles, a lovely sunset with a perfectly silhouetted little clan. These people are just like me.

Love Transcends Gender: One Man's Love for a Trans Woman

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

Ever since I transitioned, I've been asked, "Who are you going to date?" Here's my answer: Me! Nine months into this and I'm still learning who I am. However, the road trip with my girls has put a lot of things into perspective.

Police Search For Suspect In Rape Of Trans Woman At Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Police have identified a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a transgender woman at New York City's Stonewall Inn. The alleged attack took place...

Down But Not Defeated in North Carolina

Melody Moezzi | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.

When Jesus Needs the Facilities, What Will Jesus Do?

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I've been thinking about the devious and devilish demagoguery of the North Carolina legislators and Governor who quickly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on ...

Why Caitlyn Jenner Will Never Grow Out of Her Privilege

Delia Melody | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

It's great that you're willing to learn, but the only way to do that is to start learning from us: the underprivileged trans women of color who face the brunt of institutionalized transphobia.

The Empty Tomb in North Carolina

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Late in the night, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene heard the news coming from North Carolina. Late in the night, a sweeping anti-LGBT bill overturned local ordinances protecting gay and transgender people.

This Incredible Ballet Company Is Creating A Space For Queer And Trans Dancers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices

This ain't your grandma's "Swan Lake." Ballez is a group of queer and trans artists, performers and musicians who are creating spaces for non traditio...

Finding Home as a Homeless, Transgender Youth

Bentley Burdick | Posted 03.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Bentley Burdick

With that core knowledge of who I am, who I was and who I want to be, I always know that no matter what I might lose I will always have that. To this day it's still my one solid 'truth.'

Does Tinder Have a Transphobia Problem?

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

Some of my trans friends who have used Tinder have expressed similar experiences of coming out to people and being blocked, of being transparent on their profiles and being reported, of being nothing but kind on this app and still being deleted just because of their identities.