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Transgender Issues

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.

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...