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Transgender Issues

Here's How A Gym Became An Unexpected Gathering Place For Transgender Men

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Google has released a powerful new video that documents one transgender man's transition and his journey to find a community of supportive and like-mi...

Transgender Teen To Guest Star On USA's 'Royal Pains'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender teen is slated to play a role on the USA Network's "Royal Pains" in conjunction with a new public service announcement from the network,...

The Awful Reason This Trans Man's Doctor Withheld His Cancer Diagnosis

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices

Jay Kallio is a transgender man who lived through a healthcare nightmare he hopes no other trans person will ever have to face, and he shared the pain...

What Are the Sounds of Transphobic Dinosaurs Dying?

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Ultimately the age of dinosaurs will pass; their fossils will be discovered by future anthropologist-archeologists to be scrutinized, dissected, and viewed as oddities whose ideas will seem curious for their naiveté.

My Transgender Life: Fathers Day....and You Thought Pronouns Were Complicated!

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I've said it over and over again. I am one of the lucky ones. I've lost no one in my family and extended family when I transitioned. I am not going into the whys and wherefores of this. I am just happy to count my blessings.

Meet The Trans Star You'll Be Buzzing About This Summer

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During childhood, transgender actress Michelle Hendley would go to ...

What Are Your Thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner?

Jules Horowitz | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

Caitlyn's coming out has started a national dialogue, but my fear is that it will start and stop there. How can you help? Listen to transgender people when they talk about their needs, help pass legislation that protects transgender people, and of course, continue the conversation that Caitlyn's photo shoot has initiated.

It's Time to End Discrimination in the Workplace

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Toni G. Atkins

This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others

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...