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Transgender Issues

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.

Beyond Family Rejection: Poverty And Instability In The Lives Of LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

"And you know how people say a mother's love is unconditional? When I was 12, I figured out that my mother's love was conditional."

Teen Says She'll Fail High School If Trans Students Use Her Locker Room

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.31.2016 | Queer Voices

A Pennsylvania student has said she won’t pass high school if she’s required to use locker rooms alongside peers who happen to identify as transge...

People Are Pissed That Matt Bomer Is Going To Play A Trans Woman

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Matt Bomer’s new movie is already sparking controversy before even a single frame has been shot. The “White Collar” star has signed on to play...

Transgender Olympians

Joanna Harper | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Joanna Harper

The Rio Olympics have come and gone and no openly transgender athlete competed in the Games. Leading up to the Olympics, there were two different new...

My Transgender Life: My Royal 'I'-ness

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 08.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Some of us will dive deeply to understand all aspects of our universe, and never stop seeking more understanding.

What Cops Need To Know To Better Understand Transgender People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices

A new Department of Justice video aims to give police officers a working knowledge of transgender issues and terminology in an effort to quash potenti...

Bakery Slammed For Creating A 'Transgender' Ken Doll Cake

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices

A California bakery faced a backlash after creating a custom cake of a Ken doll wearing a pink dress and jewelry made out of frosting that some have i...

Letting Go Of The Familiar

Mary Lasher | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Lasher

This story seems like a little thing, cute even, but it was a big moment for me. I broke through the familiar into the unfamiliar.

My Transgender Life: Que Sera Sera

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I wish that they would be able to do as I did, and just sit with the feelings they might have, and be open to looking at the world and people and labels in a different way.

Here's Some Ways To Get Teachers To Support LGBT Students

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Queer Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Corey Prachniak, brings you a round up of some of...

Why I Had To Come Out As A Black Trans Woman

Adrienne Kincaid | Posted 08.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Adrienne Kincaid

There's no period of homelessness and no vignettes where I wake up in a hospital, lucky to be alive. My life is quotidian and it is that very character that makes my story worth telling.

Trans Men Open Up About Their Experiences With Male Privilege

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Trans men occupy a unique space in their identity: many (thought not all) people who live as trans men have experienced the privileges of being read a...

Funeral Home Has Religious Right To Fire Trans Worker, Judge Rules

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that “operates as a ministry” was exempt from a law protecting transgend...

My Transgender Life: The Quantum Of Gender

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 08.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

The coin of gender has two faces, male and female, but for any individual, traveling through life and time, each of our own experiences of gender may well have infinity of possibilities of the mix of these faces.

Trans Woman Found Dead In Prison In Midst Of Legal Battle

Think Progress | James Nichols | Posted 08.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A family in Florida is demanding answers about why a transgender woman doing time in a men’s prison was found dead in her solitary cell earlier this...

Laverne Cox And Hari Nef On Living Authentically In Hollywood

Teen Vogue | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Laverne Cox is a living legend — a trailblazer, a pioneer, and a warrior for transgender equality. So when the actress — who rewrites (and rectifi...

13 Transgender Pioneers Reflect On The State Of Queer Politics Today

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Over the past ten months, Huffington Post Queer Voices has presented an ongoing project called “Voices of Liberation.” Throughout the course of th...

Why Doesn't The Trans Community Have A Proper Dating App Yet?

Vice | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2016 | Queer Voices

Tinder has brought about the dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse,” declared the headline on a Vanity Fair article last September. The piece, which used...

Rae'Lynn Thomas, Ohio Transgender Woman, Allegedly Killed By Mom's Ex

Mic | James Nichols | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Columbus, Ohio police are investigating the death of 28-year-old Rae’Lynn Thomas, who was shot and killed by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, who lived ...

Against North Carolina's HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.

Those of us who are concerned with healthy minds and the social conditions that support them should always permit ourselves the freedom to get out from under the legacy of past mistakes.

Erykah Tijerina, Transgender Woman, Found Dead In El Paso Home

Mic | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Transgender woman Erykah Tijerina was found dead in her apartment in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, KFOX14 reports. Tijerina was 36. Police discovered Tij...

Trans Model Wears Dress Made Of Flags Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.09.2016 | Queer Voices

A Dutch designer is making waves across the internet for a dress, designed in conjunction with EuroPride festivities, which is making both a fashion a...

Meryl Streep Opens Up About The Queer People Who Changed Her Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Meryl Streep credits both a gay man and a transgender person with leaving an indelible mark on her record-breaking Hollywood career. The Oscar-winni...

Ryan Cassata On Why Trans People Are More Than Their Gender

Frank Macri | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Macri

Ryan Cassata is a singer-songwriter, actor and activist for the transgender community. As a teenager, Ryan started a YouTube channel to document his l...