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Transgender Issues

Teen's Response To Being Told She Can't Bring Trans Boyfriend To Prom Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Anais Celini won't let her school's decision to not let her transgender boyfriend attend prom ruin their special night. Yesterday, The Huffington P...

Was This Woman Arrested Simply For Being Transgender?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Apparently you can be arrested and convicted for "walking while trans" in some parts of the country. Monica Jones, a transgender woman and activist...

How My Partner's Transition Gave Me a Schlubby Ape-Man Complex

Jason Rozek | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rozek

I realize, of course, that she's holding herself to a feminine ideal and embracing her true gender expression, but in those moments I couldn't look at the hair creeping down my arms onto the back of my hands without thinking, "Am I some sort of disgusting, hairy-handed ape-beast?"

WATCH: Laverne Cox Will Wow You With This Speech

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox delivered the keynote speech at the "Trans 100" gala in Chicago, Illinois, earlier this month -- and it i...

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones.. But Words Can Kill the Soul

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Are we policing language? Of course we are, because part of that's how you win in civil rights movements. We have known this for more than 50 years.

My Other Chelsea Neighbor

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Those of us who live in poverty are hidden, while the lives of the wealthy are highlighted in media and the news. More importantly, money has a huge impact on our health and health choices.

100-Plus Trans Women Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James: An Open Letter

Zinnia Jones | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

We, the undersigned trans women and trans-feminine individuals, are appalled at recent attacks on trans woman journalist Parker Marie Molloy published by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James on The Huffington Post and Boing Boing, respectively.

Teen Couple Allegedly Blocked From Attending Prom Because One Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A teen couple at a New York high school is crying foul after allegedly being blocked from attending the prom together because one of them is transgend...

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Making Big Change After Controversy Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the past several weeks, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" landed itself in hot water over the use of terms some activists claimed were tr...

WATCH: Was This Teacher Dismissed For Being Transgender?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: The video news report referenced has since been removed. A transgender substitute teacher at Texas's Lumberton Independent School District ...

My Transgender Journey From The Philippines To New York Runways

Geena Rocero | Posted 09.18.2014 | TED Weekends
Geena Rocero

I'd spent 12 years building a career as a model in NYC. Prior to that, I'd immigrated to the US from the Philippines. In between, I'd gone to Thailand for 2 major surgical procedures that transformed my body physically into what emotionally I'd known since I was 5 years old -- that I am a woman.

Transgender Student Claims Prejudice and Harassment by North Carolina College

Alexa Diaz | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexa Diaz

Andraya Williams and Laverne Cox are pictured together in February. (Image Credit: Sarah Demarest) More than one hundred supporters of Andraya Will...

Finding The Courage To Go After Your Dream (And Live Your Truth)

Michelle Ward | Posted 06.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Michelle Ward

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThat's the funny thing about finding your courage, going after your dreams, and living your truth. It not only allows you to live your life from a fulfilling, authentic, on-purpose place but it lets others know that they can do the same for themselves.

Look Who Made This Year's Trans 100

Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The "Trans 100" is an annual list of some of the most prominent and influential individuals who both identify as trans and are actively working toward...

Transgender Student Denied Request To Live In All-Male Dorm

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

A transgender college sophomore who identifies as male has been barred from living in all-male dorms, and now his lawyer has lodged a federal complai...

Papers, Please

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Given the catch-22 of requiring surgery for ID, but making surgery nearly impossible to obtain (if you even wanted it in the first place), plus social injustice aspect, one has to wonder why this hasn't become a point of greater emphasis in the LGBT movement.

The Perils and Possibilities of Transgender Visibility

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Lisa Stulberg

Visibility alone does not ensure social progress or progressive social change. It certainly comes with dangers.

WATCH: This Fashion Model Just Shared A Big Secret. Her Story Will Make You Stand Up And Applaud.

TEDTalks | Posted 06.04.2014 | TED Weekends

geena rocero ted

She's a model and a beauty pageant queen now. But she reveals that her life started out in a very different place. Don't miss Geena Rocero's powerful story about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self.

Calpernia Addams Responds To Trans Writer Who Misgendered Her

Calpernia Addams | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

A few weeks ago Parker Marie Molloy purposefully misgendered me and called into question my identity as female in an op-ed for by calling me a "drag queen" and saying I "[refer] to [myself] as 'a transsexual.'" Apparently she's expressed similar sentiments about Carmen Carrera and others.

WATCH: The 'Golden Age Of Hustlers' Comes To Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

From co-directors Silas Howard and Erin Greenwell comes "Golden Age Of Hustlers," a remake of an iconic song written by legendary punk transsexual cha...

Dear RuPaul: Tell Transphobia to 'Sashay Away'

Nico Lang | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

RuPaul, you're a force for so much good in the world. But continuing to ignore this issue will only further the animosity that many transgender people already feel toward your show and the example it sets for the community.

Trans Model Recalls The Terrifying Moment 'That Raised Her Consciousness' About The Community

Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender fashion model and advocate Geena Rocero recalled her experience of being detained in an airport because her passport still identified her...

Today's A Big Day For The Transgender Community

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, March 31, marks the annual celebration and recognition of the International Transgender Day Of Visibility. As issues surrounding transgende...

Laverne Cox Nabs Huge Honor

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox is slated to be honored at this year's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards with one of the event's top honors:...

RuPaul And 'Drag Race' Producers Respond To Claims Of 'Transphobia'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this month, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" came under fire for the use of what some transgender individuals and activists claimed t...