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Learning The Meaning Of 'Family' -- Through Intense Homophobia

Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Once upon a time there were two cousins, Jessica and Robby. They grew up together in the warm and wet Mississippi b...

Laura Jane Grace Opens Up About Her Transgender Journey

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices

"Easy" isn't usually the word first chosen by transgender individuals to describe their journeys -- and that's often even more true when those people ...

Transgender Violence Tracking Portal: One Year Later

A.J. Walkley | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

For the first time ever, there is a database where people can see exactly what is happening to transgender people globally in terms of violent acts against them. The TVTP was launched earlier this year in the hope of accumulating as much data as possible in order to serve as a true resource and, ultimately, to put a stop to such acts.

Why You Need To Read 'This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids'

Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

COMING SOON: America's First Transgender Girl Band!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Get ready, because America's first transgender pop group is in the making. For about the past 10 years, 32-year-old Nicole Sanders, stage name Nik...

Anti-Trans Opposition To MSHSL Proposal: A Mother's View

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

I should have known before I pulled into the parking lot of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) that what was innocuously being billed as a...

Fox News Outraged Over... Purple Penguins?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Brace yourself: Someone at Fox News is speaking out against a move aimed at creating positive changes in regards to gender in the classroom. What's...

In The Closet -- Any Kind Of Closet? This Trans Super Model Has A Message For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

In the closet? International supermodel and transgender activist Andreja Pejic has a message for you. In conjunction with National Coming Out Day o...

Laverne Cox's Latest Honor Is Kind Of A Huge Deal

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox just received another honor -- and possibly one of her biggest ones yet (if you don't count that lil ol' ...

Rock Star Laura Jane Grace To Star In New Docuseries About Trans Lives

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

This Friday AOL is slated to launch a new documentary series that explores the lives of various individuals who identify as transgender across America...

WATCH: Ellen Makes Facebook Apologize To The Drag Community... One Queen At A Time

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Ellen took a few minutes out of her show yesterday to personally hold Facebook accountable for the turmoil it has put the drag community through durin...

Gay Media Drinks the Bleach

Larry Womack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

Parker "drink bleach" Molloy has returned to The Advocate's online edition, following a one-month suspension over alarmingly abusive online behavior.

Meet The Transgender Star Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

We couldn't be more thrilled for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will wel...

You're Transgender, You're Transitioning...So Now What?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

A new documentary aims to examine the challenges many transgender people face aside from the transitioning process after coming to terms with their id...

This High School Has An Amazing Reason For Getting Rid Of Its Homecoming King And Queen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for transgender and gender non-conforming youth, a high school in southern Oregon has eliminated the traditional roles of "king" an...

Teenage Transgender Athlete Gives A Speech That Will Move You To Tears

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Wow. In this powerful and emotional video, transgender high school student Zeam Porter delivers a moving speech about the way policies surrounding ...

LOOK: Photographer Embarks On Incredible Journey Documenting Lives Of Two Trans Girls

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the course of six years, documentary photographer Willeke Duijvekam followed the lives of two transgender girls as they came to live as their own...

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community For Controversial Name Change Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Facebook is apologizing to members of the LGBT community, specifically drag queens and transgender individuals, over the way their name change policy ...

Felicity Huffman Discusses Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Roles

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Should transgender roles always be played by transgender actors? It's a question that garnered a lot of attention following Jared Leto's role in "D...

Teenage Boys in Skirts Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Erin Spencer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Erin Spencer

Earlier this month hemlines were high at Colégio Pedro II in Brazil. After seeing their transgender classmate Maria Muniz get suspended for wearing a skirt to school, the boys and girls of the school all wore skirts to show their support.

WATCH: Trans Woman Releases Campaign Video For Congress Seat

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Could Paula Overby be the first openly transgender woman from Minnesota to successfully run for congress? Overby announced her candidacy for 2nd Di...

Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits Break Fresh Ground In The U.S.

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they're transgender, a federal agency alleged Thur...

Why This Is One Of The Worst Nations In The World For Transgender People

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Malaysia is among the worst countries in the world to be a transgender person, Human Rights Watch said in a report...

Trans Teen Co-Authors Book About Transgender Identity

miami.cbslocal.com | Irika Sargent | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite role models for transgender youth is embarking on a new endeavor: co-authoring a children's book that aims to show all children th...

What Does It Mean To Be Trans But Not Want To Medically Or Surgically Alter Your Body?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to identify as transgender, but not want to surgically or medically alter your body -- or ever "pass" as your self-identified gender...