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What I've Learned By Falling In Love With A Cook

Andy Marra | Posted 02.12.2017 | Women
Andy Marra

I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.

Without Black Women, There Is No Future

Elle Hearns | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices
Elle Hearns

We are so committed to protecting Black masculinity and Black men. We rarely think about how vulnerable Black women and Black femininity are. Why are we more invested in protecting Black masculinity than we are in protecting ourselves from Black masculinity?

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Melanie Bishop | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Melanie Bishop

During my twenty-two years as a professor, I had half a dozen students who were in some stage of gender transition, but it wasn't until reading Becoming Nicole, that I really got it.

This Trans Man Just Came Out To The World In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Coming out as queer isn't a "one and done" experience. Queer people must come out over and over again throughout their lives to many different people ...

Kris Jenner Explains How She Dealt With Caitlyn Jenner's Transition

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner recently sat down with Harper's Bazaar and discussed, among other things, how she dealt with her ex-partner Caitlyn J...

#BlackTransLivesMatter: Creating Accountability in the HIV Community

Shaan Michael Wade | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices
Shaan Michael Wade

The 2011 Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey exposed the high levels of discriminat...

My Transgender Life: Anniversary

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I have no idea how I write and create these blogs, or from where they are channeled. Inspirations happen randomly out of my day-to-day life, my interaction with others -- from something I hear or see on the radio or TV or in a book or a magazine.

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 01.29.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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....