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Transgender Issues

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

God-talk at the North Carolina Protests

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Anthony Hatcher

The law has its fans as well as its detractors. When the General Assembly convened on April 25 for the first day of the session, lawmakers saw dueling rallies -- both led by clergy -- outside of the state government complex.

Obama Administration Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina, alleging that a bill that blocks protections for...

Sexualizing the Bathroom

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

. When North Carolina passed a law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination legislation to protect gay and transgender people, i...

This Teen Learned To Accept His Sexuality And Gender 'In Different Ways'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Elliot, a 16-year-old transgender teen, opens up about his journey in a new installment of public radio’s only LGBTQ youth program, OutCasting. In ...

Candis Cayne Reflects On Her Pioneering Journey As A Trans Woman In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices

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

These Beautiful Photographs Explore The Wide Spectrum Of Gender Identity

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Our culture's understanding of -- or at least willingness to acknowledge -- how diverse the range of human gender identities can be has evolved in rec...

Hillary Clinton Backs Transgender Woman Allegedly Attacked On Subway

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Hillary Clinton offered words of support for a transgender woman who was allegedly verbally and physically assaulted on the New York subway in April. ...

Transgender People Aren't a Threat to You

Chase Strangio | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

Amidst the vitriol and lies being thrown around about trans people, I worry that a few basic principles have been lost. Here are five things to remember when talking, writing, or thinking about trans people.

This Incredible Film Is Illuminating The Stories Of India's Transgender Women

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices

"BLACK SHEEP" is a powerful new film shining a light on the lives and stories of a group of individuals in India whose identities fall outside of bina...

Not in My Name: 6 Reasons This Cisgendered Woman Pastor Stands for Bathroom Justice

Rev. Ashley Harness | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Ashley Harness

I've watched as people have claimed my faith as a tool of harm against my trans* and genderqueer siblings. I've watched as men claimed to protect me, while really using my safety as a pawn in political games. Not in my name -- as a Christian or as a woman.

6 Transgender-Friendly Employee Benefits You Didn't Know About

Julie Stich | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

With an influx of policies impacting transgender people and transgender rights on the forefront of LGBT issues, more and more workplaces are expanding employee benefit offerings to create a more trans-friendly environment.

Beyoncé Speaks Out About North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Beyoncé did not cancel her tour stop in North Carolina over the state's recent anti-LGBT bill, but she did speak out against it. The state has faced...

What Is Transgender? Beyond the Bathroom Debate | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents

Making fun of a child for coming out as transgender, or any of the identities under the LGBT umbrella, is as nonsensical as ridiculing a child for their height or hair color.

My Transgender Life: Post Modern Trans

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Sometimes, it seems that the line between my life before and after transition appears to be a bit blurred. At least it does to me.

Real Talk With Chris Crocker

Frank Macri | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Macri

"Gender is how you see yourself on the inside, in your mind's eye. I don't think everyone identifies as just male and female. I think gender is a journey, for me at least. That is what I have struggled with for so long."

'The Powerpuff Girls': Not Doing Trans People Any Favors

Delia Melody | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.

Whose University is it Anyways? UNC and HB2

Brian A. Coussens | Posted 05.02.2016 | College
Brian A. Coussens

While every stance made against House Bill 2 marks a vital contribution in the movement against an unjust and discriminatory law, the calls by the representative bodies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are qualitatively different from those of businesses and private institutions.

This Emotional Dance Showcase Remembers The Generation We Lost To AIDS

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.01.2016 | Queer Voices

A powerful piece of dance theater currently headed across the United States on a 20-city tour is honoring the lives and stories of those lost to HIV/A...

Bathroom Bill Myths & Facts

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Gender identity is at the core of who we are. No one should be discriminated against based on their gender identity. That is why I support transgender public accommodation rights.

3 F*ck Yous to Anti-Transgender Bills

Leo Caldwell | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Leo Caldwell

Indiana, I'm sorry but I have to pick on you. You're near and dear to my heart. I love you so, but frankly, it's getting harder and harder to defend your beauty and sweetness.

Bigots Deface Awesome Pro-Queer Billboard In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices

A billboard posted near the border between North Carolina and South Carolina in response to the state's recent anti-queer legislation has been defaced...

Fear and Loathing in Bathroom Bills

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The bill is about all public accommodations. This bill seeks to protect transgender people from discrimination in public spaces. This bill is about civil rights. Most of the opposition to the bill comes in the form of fear mongering.

Caitlyn Jenner Says GOP Is 'So Off' On Transgender Issues

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Caitlyn Jenner has repeatedly made headlines for her staunchly Republican views, but she isn't afraid to criticize her party's presidential hopefuls. ...

Liberty Counsel President Says She'll Bring A Gun Into Target's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices

A lawyer in the right-wing group that represented Kentucky clerk Kim Davis when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year i...