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Transgender Issues

The First Trans U.S. Senate Candidate Is Already Making History

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Misty K. Snow became the first major party transgender candidate for the U.S. Senate when she won the Democratic nomination in Utah on June 28. And no...

Trans Folks Now Have A Safe Space To Recover From Gender Confirmation Surgery

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices

An incredible new resource is in the works in Chicago, Illinois, that will be a safe space for trans masculine individuals who are in recovery followi...

Meet Jazz Jennings, The Transgender Teen Who Is Changing The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the twelfth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significan...

My Transgender Life: A Good Man

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I tell myself that I was a good man some of the time, even as I wrestled with my internal battle with gender identity. I struggled with what good meant. I struggled with what it meant to be a man. I struggled with my responsibilities to myself, and my family.

How Transgender Visibility Is Creating Invisibility

Virginia Soave | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Virginia Soave

We all should recognize every type of trans body and find a place in our society to give them visibility and praise.

Man Enough to Be a Leatherman: An Interview With Mr. Leather 64Ten 2016 James Tyrcha

Jed Ryan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Jed Ryan

For the LGBT's large and diverse Leather/Kink community, the annual International Mr. Leather (IML) weekend is widely considered to be the "Big Daddy"...

Trans Activists Around America Speak Out About Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video campaign is bringing together transgender and gender-nonconforming activists from around America to reflect on the current state of politi...

How Rejecting Gender Made Me Happier, Healthier -- Complete

Michael Whelan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Whelan

I'm not a man. I'm not a woman. I'm not trans. So what the hell am I? Indefinable. I like that answer.

Ever Been Confused By How Many Gender Identity Terms There Are? Watch This

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Keeping up with all of the different ways that people identify can feel overwhelming -- especially since we know gender exists on a spectrum and ident...

This Trans Pioneer Has Been Fighting For The Trans Community For Decades

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the eleventh feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significa...

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

Emmett Jack Lundberg Talks Brothers Transgender Web Series And More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with filmmaker and writer Emmett Jack Lundberg about the second season of his web series Brothers the first narrative series about a group of transgender male friends that not only features the stories about trans men but also casts trans actors in the main roles.

An Estimated 1.4 Million Adult Americans Now Identify As Transgender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

There may be more people who fall along the spectrum of transgender and gender-nonconforming identity in America than you think. According to a new st...

Clay Aiken And Raven-Symoné Survey North Carolinians About HB2

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices

The battle over North Carolina's anti-queer House Bill 2 is far from over -- and now two celebrities, who also identify as members of the LGBT communi...

Orlando: Straight America's Stonewall

Tony Varona | Posted 09.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse jolted straight Americans in much the same way that 1969's Stonewall Rebellion accelerated the LGBT rights movement. Like Stonewall, Orlando catalyzed a collective self-reckoning and resolve for progress.

2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night, making history as the first trans people to become major candidate...

Marsha P. Johnson And Sylvia Rivera Honored By Modern Day Trans Heroes

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Logo will celebrate a handful of individuals and organizations who have played a significant role in the ongoing battle for queer liberation tonight a...

16 Transgender People Get Made Over As Their Favorite Icons

Buzzfeed | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Images of celebrities play a huge role in our culture, not least of all in providing viewers with representations of themselves. But it’s all too ra...

When Unconditional Love Is Anything But

Sandra McDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?

When Unconditional Love Is Anything But

Sandra McDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Though otherwise I am a happily transitioned woman, part of me feels empty, like I am less of a person -- and though she doesn't realize it yet, the same is true for my sister. I would ask my sister right now: Is sustaining your hate worth such heavy costs?

Thank You, Columbus Pride Parade, For Loving Both Of My Children

Melissa McLaren | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa McLaren

It has been her wish to walk in the Pride parade to celebrate her identity and stand with her community. Saturday was truly a dream come true for her, and as her mom, I couldn't have been more thrilled. What I didn't expect, was the impact it would have on her twin brother, Murphy.

My Transgender Life: Peace In The House (Shalom Bayit)

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I was chatting -- probably more accurately, lamenting, with a friend a few weeks ago. I was saying now that I have a video up on my website, I was no...

North Carolina Governor Bashes Schools That Stand Up For Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory continues to defend the state's sweeping anti-LGBT law despite public outrage and political backlash, going as far as ...

Meet The First Trans Athlete To Be Featured In ESPN's Body Issue

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

ESPN Magazine's Body Issue will make history this year by featuring its first transgender athlete. Billed as a "celebration” of "amazing bodies," th...

To The Man Who Spit On Me. And To Everyone Alse.

Rhys Harper | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Rhys Harper

I do not know why you spit on me. I can only guess. Did you know that I am trans? Did you know that I am queer? Did you just think i was ugly? Your choices didn't include letting me know how I had transgressed.