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Transgender Issues

This Trans Pioneer Has Been Fighting For The Trans Community For Decades

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

Emmett Jack Lundberg Talks Brothers Transgender Web Series And More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with filmmaker and writer Emmett Jack Lundberg about the second season of his web series Brothers the first narrative series about a group of transgender male friends that not only features the stories about trans men but also casts trans actors in the main roles.

An Estimated 1.4 Million Adult Americans Now Identify As Transgender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

There may be more people who fall along the spectrum of transgender and gender-nonconforming identity in America than you think. According to a new st...

Clay Aiken And Raven-Symoné Survey North Carolinians About HB2

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices

The battle over North Carolina's anti-queer House Bill 2 is far from over -- and now two celebrities, who also identify as members of the LGBT communi...

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night -- and made history as the first trans people to become major candid...

Marsha P. Johnson And Sylvia Rivera Honored By Modern Day Trans Heroes

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Logo will celebrate a handful of individuals and organizations who have played a significant role in the ongoing battle for queer liberation tonight a...

16 Transgender People Get Made Over As Their Favorite Icons

Buzzfeed | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Images of celebrities play a huge role in our culture, not least of all in providing viewers with representations of themselves. But it’s all too ra...

When Unconditional Love Is Anything But

Sandra McDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?

When Unconditional Love Is Anything But

Sandra McDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?

Thank You, Columbus Pride Parade, For Loving Both Of My Children

Melissa McLaren | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa McLaren

It has been her wish to walk in the Pride parade to celebrate her identity and stand with her community. Saturday was truly a dream come true for her, and as her mom, I couldn't have been more thrilled. What I didn't expect, was the impact it would have on her twin brother, Murphy.

My Transgender Life: Peace In The House (Shalom Bayit)

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I was chatting -- probably more accurately, lamenting, with a friend a few weeks ago. I was saying now that I have a video up on my website, I was no...

North Carolina Governor Bashes Schools That Stand Up For Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory continues to defend the state's sweeping anti-LGBT law despite public outrage and political backlash, going as far as ...

Meet The First Trans Athlete To Be Featured In ESPN's Body Issue

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

ESPN Magazine's Body Issue will make history this year by featuring its first transgender athlete. Billed as a "celebration” of "amazing bodies," th...

To The Man Who Spit On Me. And To Everyone Alse.

Rhys Harper | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Rhys Harper

I do not know why you spit on me. I can only guess. Did you know that I am trans? Did you know that I am queer? Did you just think i was ugly? Your choices didn't include letting me know how I had transgressed.

I Do Sex Work So I Can Look At Myself In The Mirror

Angel Archer | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Angel Archer

Given the high medical costs and employment discrimination against trans people, many -- especially people of color, and especially trans women -- end up working in the sex industry.

Stop Calling Trans Women 'Narcissistic' For Taking Selfies

Ariana Danielle Wojcik | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariana Danielle Wojcik

Women, whether transgender or not, are beautiful and have the right to love themselves for who they are. Stop calling women narcissistic for having confidence and for sharing that confidence.

7 Reasons "Holding It" Could Make You A Bigot

Mikki del Monico | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

I understand being concerned for the safety of your loved ones, but for some reason, you've confused "transgender" with "predator." This seems like a problem that could easily be solved with a dictionary.

This New Film Looks At What Happens When A Parent Transitions

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices

With her own wedding just around the corner, filmmaker Sharon Shattuck began to examine her parents' unique relationship in the new documentary film, ...

My Transgender Life: How Far Is Far?

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

"The subway rocked me out of bed..." It was long ago and oh so far away. The memories were, at least I thought, well tucked away into the crevices o...

Our Gay Agenda: Stop Being Jerks

Ace Robinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

It is past time that we shine a light on the shadows by ensuring that LGBTQ adults feel safe at work through passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Hillary Clinton Is the Queerest Presidential Candidate Ever

Chris Cormier | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Hillary has had a queer fan base for some time now. I admit that I wasn't always part of it.

What a 7-year-old Can Teach us About Gender Identity

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Have you ever had a new perspective formed through the teachings of a child? I'm not talking about a small thing, like whether brown and black can rea...

Why Equality Is Toxic to the Transgender Movement

Eli Erlick | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Eli Erlick

Is doubling a seven year sentence going to deter crime? Statistically, the answer is no. Hate crime laws do not look at the roots of the problem, including systemic racism and transphobia. Individualizing the problem by sending one person to prison does very little for our community.