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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.

Meet Janae Marie Kroc, Recently Out Transgender World Record Bodybuilder

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Another transgender athlete has come out of the closet and is changing the way that we think about bodies and gender in the traditionally heteron...

Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Transgender Woman India Clarke

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

Police in Tampa, Florida, have arrested a man they believe murdered India Clarke, whose death put her on a growing list of transgender woman killed vi...

A Gay Dad's Letter To Those Who Question Caitlyn Jenner

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices

When I was ten years old, I remember waking up in bed, cuddled up in my sheet from the night before. As I lay there day dreaming, I tucked the sheet ...

Stop Shaming Partners of Trans People

Thomas Matt | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas Matt

Partners of trans folk -- especially heterosexual cisgender male partners of trans women -- need to start coming out and stop treating their partners as a source of shame. We need to start having discussions about the problems within our community

Jose Canseco Will 'Live As A Woman' For A Week In Support Of Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

  Former major-league slugger Jose Canseco announced this week that he plans to "live as a woman" for a seven-day period in solidarity with tran...

Transgender Army Sergeant Shane Ortega Opens Up About His Journey

FUSION | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has said we’ve reached an era in which transgender service members could serve openly in the military. But unti...

I Am Amazed

Jim Joseph | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Joseph

The other night I watched a marathon session on Bravo TV featuring Caitlyn Jenner, starting with About Bruce and then flowing right into the premier episode of I Am Cait. She is Cait, but I am amazed.

Drag Bans and LGBT Youth: Which Matters More?

Lola Olson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

Maybe if even half of those so enraged by a drag ban got enraged about a lack of services for LGBTQ youth, maybe we'd find ourselves in a world where we don't just say "It Gets Better". We make it better.

Separate But Equal: Transgender Disclosure

Zoe Dolan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

What is it about making love with another person that can dispel preconception? Is it the vulnerability of being naked that provides a conduit for communion with another? The finding out that a body so different responds so much as one's own? Or just the sensation of touch?

Greg Louganis: 'I'd Love To Share' In Caitlyn Jenner's Journey

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices

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Mean Girls, Caitlyn Jenner and the Responsibility of Being a Trans Ally

Adam Hunt | Posted 07.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Hunt

The enemy is the same ignorance and hate that leads to transphobia, racism and misogyny. It's the same ignorance that causes us to jump to defend our mistakes, rather than attempt to understand why or how we could be wrong. It's the same hate that drives people to inexplicably murder another person they deem as other, or wrong, or perverted, or less-than.

What These Transgender Viewers Think Of 'I Am Cait'

ThinkProgress | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2015 | Gay Voices

ThinkProgress invited three trans people and one ally to watch the premiere of Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show ‘I Am Cait.’ We wanted...

This Incredible Trans Woman Is Challenging The Way We Think About Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Alex Drummond is a 51-year-old transgender woman who works as a psychotherapist and photographer in Wales. Drummoud recently began maki...

Queer People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

Why Trans People Need To Be Involved In Telling Trans Stories

Jules Horowitz | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

It is exciting to see our stories being told and winning awards, but should we be concerned that transgender people have little involvement in the story telling?

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

'I Am Cait' Isn't Just About Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

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Transgender Woman Murdered In Family-Friendly Park In Tampa

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender woman's body was found in a Tampa, Florida park on Tuesday morning, adding her name to a growing list of trans women violently killed t...

Breitbart's Ben Shapiro Claims Trans Reporter Zoey Tur Threatened To Assault Him

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

An editor-at-large at the conservative news site Breitbart has reportedly filed assault charges against an transgender reporter for "Inside ...

Living in Gender Purgatory: The TransMan Dilemma

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I'm a transgender man who passes; only I don't. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that I can walk into a men's bathroom and no one blinks because I have my clothes on. But once I drop my shorts; there is a lot of explaining to do.

Caitlyn Jenner Bonds With Laverne Cox At 'I Am Cait' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox had a moment at the premiere of Jenner's new E! reality series, "I Am Cait."  Jenner and Cox met in person at ...

The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 ...

Story of Kansas Trans Man Told in Emotional "Dance Moms" Performance

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Liesel Reinhart

The song is intended to capture the push and pull of forces that Jay experiences as a young trans person, first running away from something and then realizing he was running toward something else.