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Transgender Issues

Susan Sarandon Explains Why The 'Fluidity Of Gender' Is So Exciting

OWN | Posted 06.12.2015 | OWN

For decades, the world has known Susan Sarandon not just as a talented actress, but also an outspoken advocate for a wide range of women's issues, fro...

Should Transgender People Be Allowed to Serve Openly in the Military?

Kevin Martin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Kevin Martin

No one honorably serving their country should have to lie about who they are in order to continue to serve - we're better than that! If they are allowed to die for our country, they must be allowed to live as themselves.

Who Decides What Makes A Woman?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Accepting a transgender woman as female doesn't devalue the institution of womanhood any more that accepting gay spouses devalues the institution of marriage.

Being Transgender; the Words That Hurt

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

I asked Finneus and other transitioning people to talk about their life and how they feel about some of the issues that Caitlyn might be experiencing and what it is like to be transgender in our country today.

Kids' Reactions To Caitlyn Jenner's Photos Make Us Hopeful For The Future

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices

A powerful new video is making its rounds on the Internet that shows a group of young kids discussing their thoughts about Caitlyn Jenner's transition...

How Caitlyn Jenner Is Helping Me Be a Better Me

Elura Nanos | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Elura Nanos

Caitlyn Jenner's transformation was fascinating and inspiring to so many of us -- not only for the social change it means for our world, but also because it is rare to see any reinvention that is so total.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Appoints Transgender Attorney To White House Commission | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday appointed transgender attorney Shannon Price Minter to the President's Commission on White House Fellow...

An Open Letter to Christians from the Parents of a Transgender Child

Melissa McLaren | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa McLaren

My daughter is wary because she expects you to say hurtful things. She needs your supportive voice to be louder than the competing voices of judgment and hate. So, please, speak up.

Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Is Far From Average: Why That Matters

Kasey M. Dunton | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Kasey M. Dunton

When one person becomes synonymous with an entire group, it's easy to forget that her experiences are not the norm.

Caitlyn Jenner Is a Person -- Not a Label

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert V. Taylor

Caitlyn Jenner is more than a label in the culture wars; the complexity of her choice shines a light on the labels we affix to others and ourselves. Her choice would not be mine, but I celebrate and admire her. It is an invitation to live beyond the cheap grace of labeling others.

If Caitlyn Jenner Is So Gorgeous, Why Do Transgender Youth Feel So Sad?

New Harbinger | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
New Harbinger

Even if Caitlyn is setting an impossible standard for acceptance, she is only one early step toward acceptance for people of all gender expressions. We've come a long way over the last 10 and even five years. In your lifetime we will come even farther. You're an important part of that work.

Transgender Heroes, Yes!

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa Bollow Tempel

As I read about people criticizing social media for calling Caitlyn Jenner a hero, I think of my friend and all she went through. A hero is someone who puts other lives before their own. A hero can come in many forms.

Beyond the Binary

Donna Red Wing | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

We often hear that some folks 'have a problem' with transgender people. While we understand the complexities, especially for those with deeply held beliefs, we know that discrimination is, quite frankly, always discrimination. And it needs to stop.

Snoop Dogg, Mike Huckabee and Timbaland -- Stop Hating on Caitlyn Jenner, Now!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

Snoop, Timbaland and Drake Bell, I'm surprised by your insensitivity to Caitlyn Jenner. But Connor Cruise and Mike Huckabee, your ignorance about transgender people is majorly dismaying.

Trans People Create Their Own Powerful Vanity Fair Covers

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Earlier this week, one of America's most lauded athletes -- and modern day reality TV star -- shared her authentic identity with the world on the cove...

Caitlyn Jenner's Mom Opens Up About Meeting Her Daughter For The Very First Time

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Esther Jenner opens up about the experience of meeting her daughter, Caitlyn Jenner, for the first time in a new interview. The 89-year-old told P...

Jennifer Bendery

Air Force Loosens Its Policy Banning Transgender Troops | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that it is making it a little easier for transgender airmen to stay in their posts, despite the mi...

My Transgender Life - I Feel the Earth Move

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

It was Monday June 1, 2015 that the landscape changed forever as if the entire planet was slammed by Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, as we were introduced to Caitlyn Jenner in all her cover girl beauty and glory.


Zoe Dolan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

Excusing my flaws under the blanket of gender identity was easier than wrestling with them. I threw in the towel, and, over time, the resignation in my heart aged into acceptance.

This Man Criticized Caitlyn Jenner's 'Bravery.' What Happened Next Gave Us Chills.

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices

A Facebook user who ridiculed Caitlyn Jenner in a popular post for lacking "real American courage, heroism, and bravery" by comparing her to World War...

Caitlyn Ends Kardashian Tabloid Tyranny

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Who wouldn't applaud such bravery in the public eye? But I am applauding for a different reason.

Speaking Out On Caitlyn Jenner: Being Different Is Being Beautiful

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jennifer Wolfe

I didn't have to show the kids in my classroom her photo -- they wouldn't be phased by it. They're growing up in a time where being different is no longer as taboo as it was in my generation.

The Transgender Ninja

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I've learned over time and with experience that there are times to educate and times when it's best to be the trans ninja. I sometimes take a step back and evaluate how people will best receive and be open to listening to me. In my humble opinion, we can make more positive change by being warm, friendly, and respectful even to those who don't get us right now.

Why We Should Award Courage

Ryley Rubin Pogensky | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

It could not be more fitting that Caitlyn Jenner will be receiving the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year's ESPYs, as the internet continues to both praise and debate what it means to have a beloved Olympian come out as a trans woman.

It's Not About You

Asher Huey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

Let's be clear: refusing to accept Caitlyn Jenner for who she is disrespects her and her accomplishments. It costs you nothing to identify her with her correct pronouns. Literally nothing. You don't lose anything by allowing Jenner to be herself.