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Transgender Issues

'Walking While Trans' Can Be A Death Sentence In The U.S.

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she un...

Religious Group Loses Bid To Bar Trans Students From School Bathrooms

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices

An Illinois judge recommended the denial of an injunction to bar transgender high school students from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their c...

I Transitioned, But My Kids Still Call Me 'Dad'

Quora | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices

For transgender people who come out after their kids have grown up a bit, is it transphobic for their children to still refer to them by the epithet t...

Southern Transgender Story

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 10.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

Being an open transgender female, I decided to do an interview with Trans Narratives in San Diego, California in 2016. I talk about my struggles as a ...

The Top 10 Things To Know If You're Transitioning

Sandra McDonald | Posted 10.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Transition isn't just a big change -- like a move to a new city, or taking a different job. It is the start of a brand new life.

Misty K. Snow, the First Major-Party Transgender Nominee for U.S. Senate

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This week in KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer spoke with Misty K. Snow, the first major-party transgender nominee ...

Pope Calls Teaching Children About Gender Diversity 'Against Nature'

Reuters | James Nichols | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Pope Francis said on Sunday that homosexuals and transsexuals should be treated with respect but that teaching gender theory is unacceptable “indoct...

New Film Takes An Honest Look At Life With A Transgender Parent

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Sharon Shattuck’s new documentary, “From This Day Forward,” won’t air on PBS until Oct. 10, but you can get an exclusive sneak peek at the awa...

My Transgender Life: All Clear

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 10.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Some old habits never die.

Hillary Clinton Blasts North Carolina's 'Mean-Spirited' Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

Hillary Clinton may have emerged from Monday’s presidential debate victorious, but she isn’t using the rest of the week to rest on her laurels. O...

Investors Worth $2.1 Trillion Want NC To Flush 'Bathroom Bill'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices

The fallout from North Carolina’s House Bill 2 continues six months after Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law. In the latest blow to the controvers...

Trans Teen Gives Tear-Jerking Speech After Student's Ridiculous Complaint

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2016 | Queer Voices

A seventh-grade transgender boy gave a powerful speech on Sept. 12 to the East Penn School District in Pennsylvania about his gender identity and expe...

The Bible And Trans Persons Make The Pages Of The New York Times

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

It's obvious that trans visibility has progressed sufficiently that The Times would publish such an op-ed. That's a very good show of progress. The story, however, doesn't end there.

How Two Producers of ‘Transparent’ Made Their Own Trans Lives More Visible

New York Times | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2016 | Queer Voices

On a hot night in July at Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst perched on stools to discuss their new book of photographs, ...

Transmasculinity: Sexual Health & HIV Prevention

Shannon Weber | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Shannon Weber

When we prioritize those who are marginalized, we all benefit. It is essential that we find a way forward that is inviting and inclusive of all.

My Transgender Life: You Don't Need To Be A Math Major...

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

This past June, the Williams Institute actually doubled the previous estimate that has been used for a number of years regarding the prevalence of transgender people in the U.S.A.

The Emotional Turmoil Of Learning Your Spouse Is Transgender

Suzannah Galland | Posted 09.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

There is perhaps nothing more painful than mourning the loss of a loved one who is still living. A loved one who is no longer recognizable. No longer ...

Transgender Woman Found Slain On Chicago's West Side

Windy City TImes | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Information received by Windy City Times from a source close the the West Side trans community indicates that a transgender woman named T.T. was found...

It's Crucial to Make Sure Transgender Voices Are Heard - But It's Also Not Enough

Richard Greggory Johnson III | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Greggory Johnson III

This is not a time to get complacent. We have a long way to go. We have seen progress, and giving transgender individuals a more prominent voice within society is key.

What It's Like To Get Your Period As A Trans Guy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Being transgender often comes with a slew of complications, many of which mainstream society doesn’t think or talk about. Take, for instance, how a ...

NC Governor Wants To Know Why We're Talking About His Anti-Trans Law

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.07.2016 | Queer Voices

If you thought the national backlash to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” would sway its Republican governor’s stance on the LGBT community, we...

Laverne Cox Pays Tribute To Iconic Black Women In Beautiful Magazine Spread

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.07.2016 | Queer Voices

We’re only a short month-and-a-half away from Laverne Cox sharing her interpretation of Dr. Frank-N-Furter with the world in the revamp of “Rocky ...

Cher Calls Out Trans-Exclusionary Group Of So-Called 'Feminists'

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

One of our favorite Twitter users, Cher, utilized her platform Sunday to call out one of the most odious groups of people who try to lay claim to the ...

A Choir Without Compassion

Sandra McDonald | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

The friends we make in churches will often not stick with us or support us if something goes wrong. Only one church friend reached out to me to find out what happened and to offer support.

Be Proactive: Five Steps To Best Support Transgender Employees

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 09.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I ask you, as a diversity leader within your company to learn that one's gender identity is just another form of diversity, and you should be prepared to support any and all of your employees who choose to come to terms with inner challenges they may have dealt with in secret all of their lives.