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Trans People Get Candid About Their Lives For Trans Day Of Visibility

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video is bringing together diverse voices from the transgender community to create a vulnerable, yet powerful, moment just in time for Internati...

With Your Help, A Pro-Trans House Could Move Right Next Door To Westboro Church

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Planting Peace, the non-profit organization responsible for the creating the rainbow pro-queer Equality House across the street from the Westboro Bapt...

Trans Man Finds Brilliant Way To Let Women Know Why He’s Using Their Restroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Charlie Comero, a transgender man in Charlotte, North Carolina, is taking bold -- and brilliant -- steps to educate the public about the realities of ...

Trans Bathroom Bills: Don't Believe the Hype

Michelle Spear | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelle Spear

I find myself perusing Facebook profiles of trans opponents, looking for some common thread that explains their position. To my dismay, many times, I see my family reflected back at me; loving families taking selfies, adorable children blowing out birthday candles, a lovely sunset with a perfectly silhouetted little clan. These people are just like me.

Love Transcends Gender: One Man's Love for a Trans Woman

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

Ever since I transitioned, I've been asked, "Who are you going to date?" Here's my answer: Me! Nine months into this and I'm still learning who I am. However, the road trip with my girls has put a lot of things into perspective.

Police Search For Suspect In Rape Of Trans Woman At Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Police have identified a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a transgender woman at New York City's Stonewall Inn. The alleged attack took place...

Down But Not Defeated in North Carolina

Melody Moezzi | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.

When Jesus Needs the Facilities, What Will Jesus Do?

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I've been thinking about the devious and devilish demagoguery of the North Carolina legislators and Governor who quickly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on ...

Why Caitlyn Jenner Will Never Grow Out of Her Privilege

Delia Melody | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

It's great that you're willing to learn, but the only way to do that is to start learning from us: the underprivileged trans women of color who face the brunt of institutionalized transphobia.

The Empty Tomb in North Carolina

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Late in the night, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene heard the news coming from North Carolina. Late in the night, a sweeping anti-LGBT bill overturned local ordinances protecting gay and transgender people.

This Incredible Ballet Company Is Creating A Space For Queer And Trans Dancers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices

This ain't your grandma's "Swan Lake." Ballez is a group of queer and trans artists, performers and musicians who are creating spaces for non traditio...

Finding Home as a Homeless, Transgender Youth

Bentley Burdick | Posted 03.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Bentley Burdick

With that core knowledge of who I am, who I was and who I want to be, I always know that no matter what I might lose I will always have that. To this day it's still my one solid 'truth.'

Does Tinder Have a Transphobia Problem?

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

Some of my trans friends who have used Tinder have expressed similar experiences of coming out to people and being blocked, of being transparent on their profiles and being reported, of being nothing but kind on this app and still being deleted just because of their identities.

All She Wants? To Not Have to Show Her Birth Certificate to Pee

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

A note came across my desk this morning, and I just can't stop thinking about it. It was sent by Renee Manning, a transgender woman from a town nearby our home in Massachusetts, a state which is wrestling with legislation related to access to public accommodations.

Trans Man Demolishes NC Gov’s Insanely Bigoted Logic With Just One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender man in Georgia summed up his thoughts on North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, whic...

My Transgender Life: There Are More Things.....

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Can it be that our culture's view of gender and sexuality that so neatly fit into an aligned binary model, has developed because the complexity was deemed to be just too overwhelming to describe, and perhaps for some even "control?"

The Mantra That Has Seen Me Through It All

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

It's what pushed me to train for the Olympics, and ultimately win the decathlon gold medal in '76. It's what gave me the strength to finally make my transition to Caitlyn and start living my true self. Needless to say, these words inspire me daily.

Now A Beautiful Teen, The 'Obamacare Kid' Comes Out As Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.21.2016 | Queer Voices

The 11-year-old who stood next to President Barack Obama when he signed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, six years ago has come out as transgend...

Christine Beebe Talks "We've Been Around" Trans Documentary Series (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with producer Christine Beebe about her new digital documentary series "We've Been Around" that shares five previously untold stori...

My Transgender Life: Thanks, That's a Great Question!

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I began to wonder why these questions became unspeakable and if there could be a different way to deal with them.

Barber Cites His Faith For Why He Refused To Cut Army Vet's Hair

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender army sergeant said they felt hurt and humiliated after being denied service at a California barbershop. Army reservist Kendall Oliver, ...

Trans Viral Star Ts Madison Opens Up About Fame, Visibility And More

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.13.2016 | Queer Voices

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

What It's Like To Grow Up Trans In An Ultra-Orthodox Community

Vocativ | James Nichols | Posted 03.12.2016 | Queer Voices

In the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community of Abby Stein’s childhood, there was no word for what she was experiencing. Then, at the age of 20, she disc...

Dear Caitlyn: Stop. Please. Stop.

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Much as I'm reluctant to further any infighting within the transgender and gender nonconforming community, I also have a responsibility to speak truth to power. Your visibility has gone from mildly annoying, to problematic, to atrocious, to outright detrimental, and so I ask you, politely: Stop trying to help though the media and public appearances.

How We Lose Our Allies and How We Can Gain Them Back

Keay Nigel | Posted 03.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

On top of time and patience, we also must be willing to teach and guide our allies.