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Transgender Issues

Novelist Carolina De Robertis wins a Stonewall Award for her historical treatment of queer and transgender identity in THE GODS OF TANGO

Aya de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aya de Leon

Internationally bestselling novelist Carolina De Robertis is one of the winners of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards, which were announced earlier this m...

Why Black People Must Hold On To Our Dreams

Kiyan Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Kiyan Williams

Systems of domination wage wars against our psyches and imagination, constantly presenting us with realities in which Black people are dying in the present and have no possible future. Let us dream and conjure Black queer futures without prisons, police and gender-based violence.

All Vaginas Are Welcome; Creating a Healing Space For Female Identified Persons

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pamela Madsen

In this new age of expansion and inclusion; some of us are really working hard to create a safe space for all of it. That is the intention --- and trying to speak to all vagina holders at the same time and be inclusive is an ongoing challenge.

My Transgender Life: We're Not So Transparent Anymore

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

Yes, the word is out there, which is a great start. But, there is much more to be done.

Female Sperm

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

I left behind any part of me that might have fathered a child because I want to be with a man, not be one.

This Is What It's Like To Have A Trans Parent

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

True Life MTV will premiere a new episode of their "True Life" series tonight that focuses on the lives and experiences of individuals who have ...

A Trans Believer

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Dear God, Dad says I have to go to church to warship. I don't know what that means. But I like the man in the dress who tells us to pray and bosses ev...

Airport Security and Gender Identity: Time to Fly into Embracing Gender Diversity

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brooke M. Feldman

As a gender non-conforming female who presents in a way that would be unfortunately labeled by much of the world as more masculine than feminine, I experience challenges regarding my gender identity and presentation on a daily basis.

Bathroom Laws Policing Our Genitals

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This sort of inaction by lawmakers makes it increasingly unsafe and difficult for our transgender denizens.

Transgender Woman Alleges Harassment At Popular Times Square Restaurant

Queerty | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender woman says she was groped by a stranger and called homophobic and transphobic slurs by a group of friends at Dallas BBQ in Times Square,...

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies -- Queer Eye for the Trans Person Edition

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

As we change our gender, clothing can be one of the most intimidating obstacles we face. What do we do?

Difficult Conversations

Melissa McLaren | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa McLaren

Once the decision had been made to support her, trying to figure out if she was transgender or gender non-conforming didn't weigh as heavily. We were fueled by a gut feeling that told us that supporting our depressed and anxious child could not possibly be a wrong decision.

Jen Richards Talks New Web Series Her Story and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

"I'd like to see gender queer representation and non-binary representation. I'd like to see us as both heroes and villains. I'd like to see us as love partners. I'd like to see us as doctors and lawyers. I'd like to see us on screen where our trans identity wasn't the only reason we're part of the story."

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 08.10.2016 | 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...