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White House Hires Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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On Coming: From Anonymous Sex Into the Right Body

Zoe Dolan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

The root of the problem was that I did not want to be in a male body; I never had. Anonymous sex provided an avenue for assuming the role in which I was comfortable, while covering up the longings I felt inside, if only for as long as I acted out.

Trans-attracted Men, You Have a Duty to Speak Up

José Monzon | Posted 08.15.2015 | Black Voices
José Monzon

Openly loving a trans woman might seem like a courageous act, but it is not nearly enough. Circumstances demand that we come out as a community, speak out, and join the struggle to ensure that trans lives truly matter.

Hollywood "Takes Care of its Own," Unless You are Trans

Darya Teesewell | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

A young trans friend of mine in the Hollywood film industry, a union member, spoke to me recently about a conversation she had when she asked an individual representing the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan about health care for herself.

Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Her Friendship With Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Miley Cyrus has formed a bond with Caitlyn Jenner.  "We've talked a lot about how you can never make every single person happy," the singer says ...

State of Emergency Continues for Trans Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Addison Rose Vincent

We cannot and will not stand by any longer as our sisters and siblings are murdered in the streets, ignored by the nation and misgendered by the media.

Pretty Little Payoff - After Years of Commitment, a Disappointing Finale

Shailee Koranne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Shailee Koranne

While few shows have given me finales that wholly satisfied me, even fewer have given me finales that wholly dissatisfied me. However, PLL is up on the wholly dissatisfying list now.

Bold and Brave Move by Target

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
SidneyAnne Stone

Kudos to companies like Target for being market leaders in the fight for gender equality. Recently, Target announced it would remove gender-based signage. This has some consumers up in arms, but I think this is long overdue in a modern society.

Health Care Costs For Transgender Troops 'Too Low To Matter,' Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wouldn't cost much for the Department of Defense to cover the health care needs of transgender troops, according to a new analysis p...

What Can We Learn About How We Treat Trans Women in the Wake of Amber Monroe's Death?

Rohin Guha | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Rohin Guha

So here we are then: "Soon" no longer cuts it when blood is being spilled, and our fellow humans are being denied housing, jobs and ultimately, common decency because of who they are.

#NotMyStonewall: Why I'm Not Giving The Movie "Stonewall" A Chance

Jules Horowitz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

The filmmakers may be scrambling in post-production to try to fix all of the issues people see with the film, but it's unlikely they will manage to fix the most egregious errors.

A Response To Sunnivie Brydum

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I recognize that in some contexts the word 'cis-' is useful, particularly in legal documents. I also understand the alienating nature of 'othering' language, which would include making a binary of 'trans' and 'nontrans'. However, a 'trans'/'cis-' binary is a problem.

Eddie Redmayne Opens Up About His 'Greatest Ignorance' Before Playing A Trans Woman

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.12.2015 | Gay Voices

For Eddie Redmayne, tackling the role of transgender icon Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl" was "an extraordinary experience," but also a "deli...

Chris Christie Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Transgender People To Change Their Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for transgender people to change their name and g...

Trans People Confront Myths They Hear About Themselves Head On

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | Gay Voices

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Here's How The HPV Vaccine Can Help Cut The Risk Of Cancer In Gay Men

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Caitlyn Jenner Discusses Her Sexuality In New 'I Am Cait' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

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How UConn's Speech Clinic Is Helping Transgender Clients

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called he...

When Political Correctness Hits Below the Belt

Zoe Dolan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

While the privacy that others may choose deserves respect, there is fallacy in the proposition that everyone should know better than to pursue understanding of a subject to which they have yet to be exposed.

The Courage of Being Transgender in Public

Victoria Kolakowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Victoria Kolakowski

I believe that the willingness to be oneself, one's true self, openly in public is a scary thing for anyone. Honesty in the face of adversity is a form of moral strength. For transgender people, being "out" can be downright dangerous.

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

If Trans People Said All The Things Cisgender People Say...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices

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Voters Will Decide On Houston's LGBT Equal Rights Ordinance

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

Houston voters will determine the fate of the city's equal rights ordinance in a November referendum, the city decided Wednesday. The decision c...

LGBTQ Youth: Young, Out and Afraid

Steve Pierce | Posted 08.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Pierce

While many of us celebrate the victory for marriage equality in the U.S. Supreme Court, research shows that LGBTQ people face significant challenges throughout their lives -- beginning at a very early age.

We Have To Make Things Easier

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 08.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

The one constant I've noticed is how incredibly difficult it is for transgender folks to transition and become their authentic selves and still be healthy and secure -- emotionally, physically, financially...the list goes on and on.