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What These Transgender Viewers Think Of 'I Am Cait'

ThinkProgress | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2015 | Gay Voices

ThinkProgress invited three trans people and one ally to watch the premiere of Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show ‘I Am Cait.’ We wanted...

This Incredible Trans Woman Is Challenging The Way We Think About Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Alex Drummond is a 51-year-old transgender woman who works as a psychotherapist and photographer in Wales. Drummoud recently began maki...

Queer People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

Why Trans People Need To Be Involved In Telling Trans Stories

Jules Horowitz | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

It is exciting to see our stories being told and winning awards, but should we be concerned that transgender people have little involvement in the story telling?

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

'I Am Cait' Isn't Just About Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

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Transgender Woman Murdered In Family-Friendly Park In Tampa

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender woman's body was found in a Tampa, Florida park on Tuesday morning, adding her name to a growing list of trans women violently killed t...

Breitbart's Ben Shapiro Claims Trans Reporter Zoey Tur Threatened To Assault Him

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

An editor-at-large at the conservative news site Breitbart has reportedly filed assault charges against an transgender reporter for "Inside ...

Living in Gender Purgatory: The TransMan Dilemma

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I'm a transgender man who passes; only I don't. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that I can walk into a men's bathroom and no one blinks because I have my clothes on. But once I drop my shorts; there is a lot of explaining to do.

Caitlyn Jenner Bonds With Laverne Cox At 'I Am Cait' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox had a moment at the premiere of Jenner's new E! reality series, "I Am Cait."  Jenner and Cox met in person at ...

The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of ...

Story of Kansas Trans Man Told in Emotional "Dance Moms" Performance

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Liesel Reinhart

The song is intended to capture the push and pull of forces that Jay experiences as a young trans person, first running away from something and then realizing he was running toward something else.

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

The Brave New World of Gender Pioneers

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I think it's so important in this time of rapid change and fast social media that we remember how new all of this is to most people.

Caitlyn Jenner and My Reptilian Brain

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Leslie Irish Evans

We're living in historic times, as far as LGBTQ issues and rights go. It thrills me to see the arc of the moral universe bending toward justice. Slowly, but surely, I think we're getting to a world that is more loving and accepting of the widely and wildly diverse examples of the human experience. And I think brave people like Caitlyn Jenner are helping us get there.

Gay U.S. Veteran Sounds Off On Military's Plan To Lift Ban On Transgender Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices

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The Best Birthday Present

Melissa McLaren | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa McLaren

For my daughter, growing up is a two-edged sword. She's getting older with all the privileges that bestows, but each day brings her another step closer to puberty, and the next steps necessary to keep her from developing as a boy.

Google Airs Eye-Opening Ad On Trans Athletes Before Caitlyn Jenner's ESPYs Speech

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

Just before Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at the ESPYs to give a emotional and powerful speech on her own journey and the continued struggle of t...

Meet Trans Teen Jazz Jennings, Star Of New TLC Reality Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices

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I Think I Might Be Trans. Now What?

Raymond Braun | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Raymond Braun

At 5 years old, Jazz Jennings became one of the youngest known examples of an early transition from assigned male at birth to female. Ever since then, Jazz and her loving, supportive family have been sharing her story and inspiring trans youth around the world.

The Man in the Purple Dress

Leslie Hilburn Fabian | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Leslie Hilburn Fabian

Twenty-four years ago, as I married a man who sometimes cross-dressed, I was far more concerned about dealing with his four kids and ex-wife. Sure, we sometimes had challenges with the gender-bending; but I supported it and found it kind of fun.

Jenner Can. Dolezal Can't. But Why?

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

I agree that Jenner and all trans and genderqueer people get to claim and express a gender different than the one they were given at birth. I also agree that Dolezal or any other white person does not get to claim a racial identity of color. But I'm struggling to understand why one and not the other, and so far I haven't found an argument that holds.

The Cross-Dresser's Challenge for Acceptance

Terri Lee Ryan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Terri Lee Ryan

The challenge for cross-dressers, who are dual-gendered, is to come out of the shadows and to start becoming comfortable with being out. The initial step toward acceptance is to accept themselves first.

This Amazing Web Series Focusing On The Lives Of Trans Men Is Back

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

It's not often that you see authentic portrayals of the diverse experiences of trans masculine men. For this reason, we're big fans of the web seri...

Chicken Is To Egg as Understanding Is To Acceptance

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I started to question whether I or anyone else really did need to understand everything before it could be accepted. I wondered if I could accept first and then work on the understanding part as best I could.