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The Prevention of Suicide Through Unconditional Love

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Although suicide is not seasonally dependent, the festivities may bring many LGBT persons more dread than cheer. Reflect on your relationship with your child this holiday season. A parent's assurances of unconditional love can be the difference between life and death.

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Why This Cisgender Man Totally Changed His Mind About Trans People

Richard Lucas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Lucas

Just as trans people have the right to be themselves, we have a right to have an opinion about them and express that opinion, should we feel so inclined. That said, I question, should we?

A Hero By Any Other Name

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kenyth Mogan

Caitlyn Jenner may not be one of my personal heroes, but she doesn't have to be. Her heroics and the recognition she receives for them do not make those of my heroes any less important to me, nor do they take away from the heroic actions of a soldier fighting over seas or a police officer in New York.

Transgender Woman Brutally Attacked In Queens

CBS New York | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Police are looking for a man who nearly killed a transgender woman in a beating in Queens. Around 4 a.m. Sunday, the atta...

Trans Women And Trans Men Offer Intimate Answers To Personal Questions

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

Pairs of transgender men and women recently sat down together to ask one another various questions about their identities and ways of navigating the w...

Do You Exclude Transgender People?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

Sitting down in a room of strangers brought together for the very first time to discuss emerging topics such as sexuality and inclusion -- I made the mistake of making too fast an assumption, committing an 'oops' before walking all the way through the door.

From Homelessness to Activism: How One Trans Woman Is Standing in Her Truth

Daniella Carter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniella Carter

It wasn't easy surviving on the streets, while at the same time, going to school everyday. At age 14, for me and for many LGBTQ youth, getting ready for school the night before looked very different than it does for the average youth.

You Don't Care Who Won a Glamour Award, You're Just a Transphobic Bigot

Ed Coffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ed Coffin

Let's be honest, people aren't concerned with who actually deserved the honor, they are clearly outraged by the fact that a trans woman grabbed the spotlight.

Trans* Women Are Not Freakshows and Drag Queens: The Problem With the Transgender Umbrella

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.

Caitlyn Jenner Is Not a "Hero"

Erin Nugent | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erin Nugent

There have been many noteworthy transgender men and women who have accomplished just as much, if not more, than Jenner who should be applauded for their accomplishments.

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rocco Papa

McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

'Transparent' Creator On Caitlyn Jenner And What It Means To Be A Woman

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway has a short and to-the-point response for the harsh, transphobic treatment of Caitlyn Jenner, who most recently...

After the Vigil: Offerings of Love, Resilience and Chosen Family

Hayden Mora | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hayden Mora

Here in Washington, DC, we have created an organization called Casa Ruby, committed to creating new possibilities for the most vulnerable. Casa Ruby offers transitional housing, a safe place, and meals for the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ community.

What It Means When I Say 'I've Always Felt Like a Woman'

Quora | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

What do transgender people mean, exactly, when they say "I've always felt like a man/woman?"

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

This Company Is Trying To Change The Way That Trans Men Experience Their Periods

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

A new line of underwear recently hit the market that aims to address a specific, clothing-based need for the transgender community. THINX, a company t...

What Does Transgender Day of Remembrance Mean to the Trans Community?

Quora | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Quora

Today is the Day of Transgender Remembrance. For those who do not know the day, it's a day that we reflect on the trans lives that have been lost to violence this year. The list of names this year is longer than it's ever been.

TV Host Janet Mock Explains The 'Great Irony' Of Her Success

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.20.2015 | OWN

In her career as a journalist, Janet Mock has hosted shows for MSNBC, written a best-selling memoir, founded the #GirlsLikeUs social media movement an...

After the Vigil: Offerings of Love, Resilience and Chosen Family

Ruby Corado | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ruby Corado

While so much has changed for me and for our community, the world is still not a kind place for someone like me: an HIV positive, indigenous, immigrant and trans woman of color. What has gotten me this far and what inspires me to keep going is the resilience, creativity and tenacity of the trans and genderqueer community.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

National Transgender Day of Remembrance: The Message Is You Are Important to Us and We Need You to Survive

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

In those moments you feel no one cares and no one loves you, remember you are important and we need you to survive. After 25 years in the transgender community, I can assure you it will not always be bad.

Unzipped Dallas: Single or Taken?

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

In the premiere episode of Unzipped Dallas, get to know the all new cast as they discuss their relationship status, their turn ons, and the qualities they look for in a potential match.

15 Things Trans People Wish You Would Stop Saying To Them

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

Sometimes, even our most well-intentioned sentiments can cause unintended harm to trans or gender non-conforming individuals. One way to describe thes...

Is Religion the Only Protected Class That Is Aggressive?

Mike Zimmerman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Mike Zimmerman

In a recent discussion about religious freedom, I helped students explore the hidden dissonance of different forms of identity. The many hats we wear and aspects to our identities as we live our lives can sometimes be compartmentalized, but the major markers of who we are cannot.