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Transgender Issues

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.

All She Wants? To Not Have to Show Her Birth Certificate to Pee

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

A note came across my desk this morning, and I just can't stop thinking about it. It was sent by Renee Manning, a transgender woman from a town nearby our home in Massachusetts, a state which is wrestling with legislation related to access to public accommodations.

Trans Man Demolishes NC Gov’s Insanely Bigoted Logic With Just One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender man in Georgia summed up his thoughts on North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, whic...

My Transgender Life: There Are More Things.....

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Can it be that our culture's view of gender and sexuality that so neatly fit into an aligned binary model, has developed because the complexity was deemed to be just too overwhelming to describe, and perhaps for some even "control?"

The Mantra That Has Seen Me Through It All

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

It's what pushed me to train for the Olympics, and ultimately win the decathlon gold medal in '76. It's what gave me the strength to finally make my transition to Caitlyn and start living my true self. Needless to say, these words inspire me daily.

Now A Beautiful Teen, The 'Obamacare Kid' Comes Out As Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.21.2016 | Queer Voices

The 11-year-old who stood next to President Barack Obama when he signed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, six years ago has come out as transgend...

Christine Beebe Talks "We've Been Around" Trans Documentary Series (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with producer Christine Beebe about her new digital documentary series "We've Been Around" that shares five previously untold stori...

My Transgender Life: Thanks, That's a Great Question!

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I began to wonder why these questions became unspeakable and if there could be a different way to deal with them.

Barber Cites His Faith For Why He Refused To Cut Army Vet's Hair

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender army sergeant said they felt hurt and humiliated after being denied service at a California barbershop. Army reservist Kendall Oliver, ...

Trans Viral Star Ts Madison Opens Up About Fame, Visibility And More

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

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

What It's Like To Grow Up Trans In An Ultra-Orthodox Community

Vocativ | James Nichols | Posted 03.12.2016 | Queer Voices

In the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community of Abby Stein’s childhood, there was no word for what she was experiencing. Then, at the age of 20, she disc...

Dear Caitlyn: Stop. Please. Stop.

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Much as I'm reluctant to further any infighting within the transgender and gender nonconforming community, I also have a responsibility to speak truth to power. Your visibility has gone from mildly annoying, to problematic, to atrocious, to outright detrimental, and so I ask you, politely: Stop trying to help though the media and public appearances.

How We Lose Our Allies and How We Can Gain Them Back

Keay Nigel | Posted 03.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

On top of time and patience, we also must be willing to teach and guide our allies.

Stop Enabling "Generation Bro"

Outspeak | Posted 03.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Stepping into any gym is proof enough that we still live in a society that praises hyper-masculinity. Everyone has struggled with body image, and identity, but the struggle is magnified for members of the Transgender community.

My Transgender Life: A Question of Balance

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I was in fear that if I got close to others they would somehow find my secret. It seemed that it would be better to isolate myself than risk my secret being discovered.

Here's What I Want You To Know About My Life as a Feminine Transman

Bentley Burdick | Posted 03.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Bentley Burdick

Falling in the middle, both in body and with how I dress, is what makes me comfortable. I feel attractive when I take time to do makeup or sculpt my facial hair, I feel desirable in a flippy skirt or click-clacking boots.

She Has To Prove That She's Female, Or Risk Being Drafted

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Nook "Nookie" Chaiwong, who identifies as a transgender woman, hopes to be deemed exempt from being drafted into Thailand's military. Except there's ...

This School Just Banned Transgender Students

GoLocalProv | James Nichols | Posted 03.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island has issued a policy banning transgender students from the school, according to the Parent and ...

Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be A Trans Ambassador For Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2016 | Queer Voices

File this under: "Wait, what?!" Caitlyn Jenner told The Advocate that she's vying to be named America's "trans ambassador" if Ted Cruz is elected pres...

Why Doesn't America Want to Talk About Trans Men?

Sidney Chase | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

Tiq, Milan; Photo By Benedict Evans 2015 was a star-studded year for the Trans community. We heard big names thrown around the media, like Laverne Co...

"I AM CAIT" co-star Chandi Moore-"The Trans Community Needs To Find Ways To Unite & Be Inclusive"

Michael Cook | Posted 03.03.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Cook

Every reality show has a breakout star, and Chandi Moore has been that and more for the groundbreaking series "I AM CAIT". Chandi has been a voice of ...

Jamal Hailey: Being a Frontline Soldier in the War on HIV is Personal, Part One

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 03.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

Jamal Hailey has his own personal stake in the war on HIV he's helping to wage: two of his family members have succumbed to the virus.

The Transgender Witch Hunt in Bathrooms and Locker Rooms

Zinnia Jones | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Zinnia Jones

The alleged concerns about privacy raised by public officials and transphobic organizations can be handled with meaningful structural solutions, and without infringing on anyone's freedoms. So what excuse do these opportunists have for continuing to stir up hate and depict us as a threat?

KFC Makes A Bold Move After A Trans Woman Is Hired -- Then Fired An Hour Later

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices

KFC announced on Tuesday that they terminated the manager who hired a trans woman only to fire her an hour later after learning about her gender ident...

Why Passing as Gay Is a Privilege

Keay Nigel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

Well, what can I say? I do prefer it when people tell me straight in the face that they know, instead of judging silently from afar. Honest, unwarranted verification of my gayness doesn't cause me any anxiety or distress at all.