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Transgender Issues

Hollywood "Takes Care of Its Own," Unless You Are Trans, Part 2

Darya Teesewell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

Hollywood is exploiting us while considering us unfit for trans-specific health coverage.

Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Last weekend, transgender activist and television personality Janet Mock made cable network history. After the murders of four trans wo...

Gender Identity & Justice for Transgender People

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 08.25.2015 | Gay Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

The standard for determining one letter on the face of an ID is absolutely worth our collective time and attention. The old New York birth certificate and benefit card standards meant that many transgender people were never able to have accurate documents

U.S. Marine Admits To Choking Transgender Filipino Woman, But Denies Murder

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court Monday that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight tha...

'Family Group' Takes Aim At Jazz Jennings With Despicable Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

One Million Moms, the vehemently right-wing group known for getting worked up over everything from Toys 'R' Us to Oreo Cookies to Chobani y...

'I Am Cait': Loving Someone Who Is Transgender

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

In this latest post in my series on "Being Trans and the People Who Love Them," I interviewed Anna Baxter M.A., a Relationship and Gender Counselor practicing in Roswell, Georgia.

This Man Turned 100s Of Death Threats Against Caitlyn Jenner Into Something Beautiful

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

An artist is making waves around the Internet with his powerful reimagining of the iconic Catilyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover -- made entirely out ...

Justin Vivian Bond Opens Up To Steve Buscemi About Pronouns And Titles

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

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White House Hires Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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On Coming: From Anonymous Sex Into the Right Body

Zoe Dolan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

The root of the problem was that I did not want to be in a male body; I never had. Anonymous sex provided an avenue for assuming the role in which I was comfortable, while covering up the longings I felt inside, if only for as long as I acted out.

Trans-attracted Men, You Have a Duty to Speak Up

José Monzon | Posted 08.15.2015 | Black Voices
José Monzon

Openly loving a trans woman might seem like a courageous act, but it is not nearly enough. Circumstances demand that we come out as a community, speak out, and join the struggle to ensure that trans lives truly matter.

Hollywood "Takes Care of its Own," Unless You are Trans

Darya Teesewell | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

A young trans friend of mine in the Hollywood film industry, a union member, spoke to me recently about a conversation she had when she asked an individual representing the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan about health care for herself.

Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Her Friendship With Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Miley Cyrus has formed a bond with Caitlyn Jenner.  "We've talked a lot about how you can never make every single person happy," the singer says ...

State of Emergency Continues for Trans Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Addison Rose Vincent

We cannot and will not stand by any longer as our sisters and siblings are murdered in the streets, ignored by the nation and misgendered by the media.

Pretty Little Payoff - After Years of Commitment, a Disappointing Finale

Shailee Koranne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Shailee Koranne

While few shows have given me finales that wholly satisfied me, even fewer have given me finales that wholly dissatisfied me. However, PLL is up on the wholly dissatisfying list now.

Bold and Brave Move by Target

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
SidneyAnne Stone

Kudos to companies like Target for being market leaders in the fight for gender equality. Recently, Target announced it would remove gender-based signage. This has some consumers up in arms, but I think this is long overdue in a modern society.

Health Care Costs For Transgender Troops 'Too Low To Matter,' Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wouldn't cost much for the Department of Defense to cover the health care needs of transgender troops, according to a new analysis p...

What Can We Learn About How We Treat Trans Women in the Wake of Amber Monroe's Death?

Rohin Guha | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Rohin Guha

So here we are then: "Soon" no longer cuts it when blood is being spilled, and our fellow humans are being denied housing, jobs and ultimately, common decency because of who they are.

#NotMyStonewall: Why I'm Not Giving The Movie "Stonewall" A Chance

Jules Horowitz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

The filmmakers may be scrambling in post-production to try to fix all of the issues people see with the film, but it's unlikely they will manage to fix the most egregious errors.

A Response To Sunnivie Brydum

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I recognize that in some contexts the word 'cis-' is useful, particularly in legal documents. I also understand the alienating nature of 'othering' language, which would include making a binary of 'trans' and 'nontrans'. However, a 'trans'/'cis-' binary is a problem.

Eddie Redmayne Opens Up About His 'Greatest Ignorance' Before Playing A Trans Woman

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.12.2015 | Gay Voices

For Eddie Redmayne, tackling the role of transgender icon Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl" was "an extraordinary experience," but also a "deli...

Chris Christie Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Transgender People To Change Their Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for transgender people to change their name and g...

Trans People Confront Myths They Hear About Themselves Head On

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | Gay Voices

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Here's How The HPV Vaccine Can Help Cut The Risk Of Cancer In Gay Men

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | 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 ...

Caitlyn Jenner Discusses Her Sexuality In New 'I Am Cait' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

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