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Transgender Issues

Transgender People Aren't a Threat to You

Chase Strangio | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

Amidst the vitriol and lies being thrown around about trans people, I worry that a few basic principles have been lost. Here are five things to remember when talking, writing, or thinking about trans people.

This Incredible Film Is Illuminating The Stories Of India's Transgender Women

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices

"BLACK SHEEP" is a powerful new film shining a light on the lives and stories of a group of individuals in India whose identities fall outside of bina...

Not in My Name: 6 Reasons This Cisgendered Woman Pastor Stands for Bathroom Justice

Rev. Ashley Harness | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Ashley Harness

I've watched as people have claimed my faith as a tool of harm against my trans* and genderqueer siblings. I've watched as men claimed to protect me, while really using my safety as a pawn in political games. Not in my name -- as a Christian or as a woman.

6 Transgender-Friendly Employee Benefits You Didn't Know About

Julie Stich | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

With an influx of policies impacting transgender people and transgender rights on the forefront of LGBT issues, more and more workplaces are expanding employee benefit offerings to create a more trans-friendly environment.

Beyoncé Speaks Out About North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Beyoncé did not cancel her tour stop in North Carolina over the state's recent anti-LGBT bill, but she did speak out against it. The state has faced...

What Is Transgender? Beyond the Bathroom Debate | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents

Making fun of a child for coming out as transgender, or any of the identities under the LGBT umbrella, is as nonsensical as ridiculing a child for their height or hair color.

My Transgender Life: Post Modern Trans

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Sometimes, it seems that the line between my life before and after transition appears to be a bit blurred. At least it does to me.

Real Talk With Chris Crocker

Frank Macri | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Macri

"Gender is how you see yourself on the inside, in your mind's eye. I don't think everyone identifies as just male and female. I think gender is a journey, for me at least. That is what I have struggled with for so long."

'The Powerpuff Girls': Not Doing Trans People Any Favors

Delia Melody | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.

Whose University is it Anyways? UNC and HB2

Brian A. Coussens | Posted 05.02.2016 | College
Brian A. Coussens

While every stance made against House Bill 2 marks a vital contribution in the movement against an unjust and discriminatory law, the calls by the representative bodies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are qualitatively different from those of businesses and private institutions.

This Emotional Dance Showcase Remembers The Generation We Lost To AIDS

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.01.2016 | Queer Voices

A powerful piece of dance theater currently headed across the United States on a 20-city tour is honoring the lives and stories of those lost to HIV/A...

Bathroom Bill Myths & Facts

Paul Heroux | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Gender identity is at the core of who we are. No one should be discriminated against based on their gender identity. That is why I support transgender public accommodation rights.

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...