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Transgender Issues

Bathroom Bills Are About Civil Rights, Not Sex Offenders

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

A voyeur may try to dress up as a woman to gain access to a woman's restroom, and they have. However, that is done with or without transgender public accommodation laws.

We Have a Lot of Work to Do: Supporting Transgender Students

Kikanza Nuri-Robins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Kikanza Nuri-Robins

As adults, the challenge may be in a public bathroom. For children, the challenge is to be heard by their parents and then accepted and supported in their schools. We have a lot of work to do.

Elephant in a Tiny Room: A Family "Secret"

Darya Teesewell | Posted 05.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Darya Teesewell

Nicole bravely tackled the elephant. "So, forgive me for being forward and for asking this so bluntly, but what is keeping you from telling your kids about being trans?"

Porcelain and Privilege: Gender Oblivion, Bathrooms and the Push for Equity

Shannon Portillo | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Shannon Portillo

Like the change in military policy banning women from combat positions, the Obama administration's guidelines push educational institutions to be more inclusive and strive for gender equity, noting that many educational buildings were not designed with these concepts of equity in mind.

Dad Yanks Children Out Of School Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices

A Michigan father says he's yanked his three sons out of a public elementary school over the district's decision to allow transgender students to use ...

As a Trans Woman, I'm Coming Out a Second Time to My Colleagues

Rachel Jackson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Jackson

Ten years after coming out as trans, I am working on coming out again in my professional life. I plan to be out when I apply to Family Medicine residencies this fall; I can't spend another three or four years in hiding.

Trans-Attracted Filmmaker Learns the Responsibilities That Come With Loving Trans Women

Wayne Mahon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Mahon

So many men who are attracted to trans women can be douchebags... I should know, I was one of them. The amount of men who openly love these beautiful women is staggeringly sad, few and far between.

Police Called After Transphobic Preacher Trolls Teens Outside High School

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices

A purportedly Christian woman who stormed through a Target store May 15, raving about the company's pro-transgender bathroom policy took her right-win...

Trump Goes Into Robot Mode Answering Question About Trans Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Jimmy Kimmel took Donald Trump to task over the ongoing controversy over transgender bathroom use this week. Suffice it to say, Kimmel didn't get very...

Safety of Women and Girls, Invisibility of Trans Men and Title IX

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Sheena C. Howard

This is just another example of America's historically moral hypocrisy around social issues and public policy, when it comes to minority populations.

The University of North Carolina Flagrantly Violates Federal Law Affirming Transgender Rights

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Neal

Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.

Transphobia in Mississippi

LD Thompson | Posted 05.24.2017 | Queer Voices
LD Thompson

The bias in Mississippi is stunning. Here we have a lovely, talented teenager who, because she was not gender conforming, was judged as mentally unstable, academically incompetent and behaviorally unmanageable.

Video Shows Transphobic Man Preaching In Target Getting Shut Down By Customer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

Video footage of a Christian protester's heated confrontation with a purportedly transgender customer at an unidentified Target store is making the In...

My Transgender Life: The Once and Future Transparency

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 05.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Although we are not anywhere near the day when coming out as transgender will be transparent to our family and friends, I do have dreams and visions of that day.

We Tuk Tuk Queer Love Onto the Streets of Phnom Penh

Torsten Højer | Posted 05.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Torsten Højer

On Saturday afternoon, more rainbow flags and glittery fabulousness than ever before "Tuk Tuk" to the streets of Phnom Penh in the most visible display of queerness during the week-long Pride celebrations in Cambodia.

‘Family’ Group Vows ‘Next Level’ Target Protest With Outrageous Anti-Trans Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

The ongoing right-wing backlash over Target's pledge to allow transgender patrons and staff members to use the restrooms which correspond with their g...

Tiq Milan Opens Up About Trans Male Visibility, His Advocacy Work And Liberation

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

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

An Open Letter to My Transgender Sisters and Brothers

Deborah Dean-Ware | Posted 05.21.2017 | Religion
Deborah Dean-Ware

I want to apologize that too many Christians are choosing fear and hate over love and compassion.

Mercedes Successful, Black Trans Woman, Becomes 11th Reported Trans Person Murdered This Year In US

Autostradle | James Nichols | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Halfway through May and again, we have to mourn another trans woman who’s been murdered and another trans woman who’s been misgendered in death. A...

Sarah McBride Talks LGBT Federal Workplace Backlash and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.19.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked to Sarah McBride, Campaigns & Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center For American Progress in Washington D.C.

Gender Neutral Language and the Word Feminism

Betsy Cairo | Posted 05.19.2017 | Education
Betsy Cairo

I am a cisgendered woman. I prefer the pronouns she, her, and hers. But I am not a feminist. The word feminism came from the word feminsime, coine...

Jesus: The First Transgender Man

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 05.18.2017 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

The current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling. They shout about God not making mistakes, as if God only w...

Trans Men Confirm Everything You Thought About Sexism But Couldn't Prove

TIME | James Nichols | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Three guys are sitting at a Harlem bartop eating fries, drinking whiskey and talking about love. One of them, Bryce Richardson, is about to propose to...

My Transgender Life: Like Dog Years

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 05.18.2017 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I had no idea that by transitioning it would also change my relationship with time. Not only have I become patient, but it seems that I can ride time in almost any direction.

Donald Trump Says It's Up To States To 'Protect' Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Donald Trump called the transgender experience in America "a very interesting subject," but nonetheless vowed to rescind the Obama administration's no...