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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...

My Transgender Life: Formerly Known As...

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

You can have any name you want, in any moment. You can choose it, you can be it, and you can live it.

Ellen Celebrates First Transgender Man To Compete On An NCAA Division 1 Men’s Team

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

Harvard University's Schuyler Bailar, who is making history as the first transgender athlete to compete in a NCAA Division 1 men's sport, opened up ab...

Trans Suicide Hotline Calls Have Doubled Since NC Passed Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Each week HuffPost Queer Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of ...

Nick Jonas And Demi Lovato Scrap North Carolina Shows Over Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas announced the cancellation of the Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina shows on their "Honda Civic Tour: Future Now” tod...

'Family' Group Plans Target Boycott Over Store's Trans Bathroom Pledge

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Target's pledge to allow its transgender employees and customers to use the bathroom or fitting room that best aligns with their gender identity isn't...

Bathroom Solutions

Ryan Phipps | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

We are a brilliant people. We are not golems. We've split the atom. We've spliced the gene. We've flown into space and built great-big-awesome things. You're telling me that we can't envision a bathroom scenario that works for everyone?

North Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Repeal Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina lawmakers filed legislation Monday to repeal the state's extreme anti-LGBT law, which, since its passage last month, has ...

Caitlyn Jenner's Mentor Reveals Her Big Fear For The Reality Star

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.25.2016 | OWN

When you see Caitlyn Jenner, you're likely to see her in the company of her close friends -- often other strong women in the transgender community. On...

For Cruz, Trans People Are What Happens When Trump Dresses Up As Hillary

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics

Continuing his war of words with rival Donald Trump over North Carolina's anti-LBGT bill, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday equated transgender people...

NC, GA, TN and SD: What's Next?

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 04.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

The legislators introducing these bills claim they are about public safety. But it's important to know that in the 18 states (and more than 200 cities) that have laws and ordinances protecting transgender people from discrimination, there have been no increases in public safety incidents. None.

These Are the Transgender Bathroom Wars, in a Nutshell

Kicker | Posted 04.22.2016 | Queer Voices

These laws are fueled by pure fear and intolerance of, and ignorance about, what it means to be transgender.

Bathroom Battles: New Resource Expands Conversation Beyond the Binary

Cathy Renna | Posted 04.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Renna

Gender nonconforming people been sorely overlooked in the "bathroom wars" around the country. It's time to include this issue in our conversations.

Cruz Can't Believe Trump Supports Transgender Bathroom Rights

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn't understand why there's backlash over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law, and he's especially confused by GOP pr...

When the Roll Is Called Out Yonder in the States that Discriminate

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.20.2016 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

In 1893, James Black wrote the familiar Christian song, When the Roll is Called up Yonder which says: Then when all of life is over, and our work on...

Meet The Trans Student Who Is Fighting For Bathroom Access In Florida

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.20.2016 | Queer Voices

For 17-year-old transgender male Nate Quinn, using the bathroom at school became a battle. The Florida high school student was barred last year from u...

Despite Marriage Victory, Fear of Backlash Looms Large for LGBTQ Americans

Steve Pierce | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Pierce

When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in June 2015, LGBTQ people across the country celebrated a monumental achievement, gained through the persistence, dedication and hard work of countless individuals over many years.

Advocates And Family Of Islan Nettles Say Killer's Sentence Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices

James Dixon, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing Islan Nettles in 2013 because she was transgender, was sentenced today to 12 years in pr...

Tennessee Legislators Pull Controversial Transgender Bathroom Bill -- Again

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

A Tennessee bill that would have required transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender assigned at birth is once again off the ...

I am a Latinx Transgender Woman With HIV and I'm Still Standing

J. Mercedes Cardona | Posted 04.18.2016 | Queer Voices
J. Mercedes Cardona

At the age of 35, I decided to live in my truth full time. I learned to stop caring about what people thought. It was liberating. From the first moment I said "I am trans," my heart felt a thousand times lighter, though new obstacles came my way.

Why Young People Are Crucial to LGBTQ Advocacy

Brennan Lewis | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Brennan Lewis

I am 19 years old and I have never felt safe in a school bathroom. I am a queer student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and I am represented by a state government that doesn't seem to care about the safety of people like me.