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Transgender Q&A

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

I would want them to realize that just because they don't understand, or even accept transgender people -- we exist, and we're human. And we have the same rights as anyone else -- or should have.

The Impact of Legislating Discrimination

Jor-El Caraballo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Jor-El Caraballo

With increased mainstream visibility of LGBTQ issues, it seems that some are dedicated to promoting legislation that not only promotes discrimination, but like Tennessee, limit care to those who truly need it.

Transphobic Woman Goes On Rampage, Warns Of ‘Devil Rape’ At Target

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices

Video footage of an unidentified woman storming through Target store protesting the retail giant's transgender restroom pledge has gone viral after be...

Trans Rocker Laura Jane Grace Burns Birth Certificate On Stage In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices

Laura Jane Grace took a powerful stand against North Carolina's anti-queer legislation Sunday night when the trans musician burned her birth certifica...

12 History-Making Transgender Politicians From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Geraldine Roman, who identifies as transgender, made history this week when she was elected to the House of Representatives in the Philippines. The 4...

I Met Face To Face With Evangelicals Who Oppose Trans Rights

Gina Duncan | Posted 05.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Gina Duncan

My gut told me I needed to go and hear for myself the false rhetoric aimed at my transgender community and at me. I wanted to see if they truly believed the hate speech and if they would say it to my face.

Congressman Mocks The GOP's 'Great American Bathroom Controversy'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) made fun of Republicans on Friday for being "obsessed" with where transgender people go to the bathroom, deli...

Shouldn't We Get Guidance on Transgender Issues from Our Transgender God?

Ted Merwin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Ted Merwin

Nothing made me prouder to be an American than Attorney General Loretta Lynch's impassioned defense this week of the civil rights of transgender peopl...

A Pastor's Plea: Don't Freak Out Over Potties

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Ben Daniel

Just this morning two of my Facebook friends put up posts suggesting the world is going to end because President Obama has directed public schools to ...

North Carolina's Quest for Gender and Biological Stability

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Carla Gardina Pestana

Along with others who want to return to a mythical past that aligns with their conservative values, this stance reveals ignorance over the fact that gender has been a contested category from the earliest moment of American history.

Deena Kaye Rose Talks Transgender Memoir Some Days Are Diamonds (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In her true country voice Deena recounts her times with Nashville legends, from conversations with Dolly Parton to writing the first lesbian country music song as well as the first, and probably only, country song about being transgender that ended up being a chart-topping hit.

Caitlyn Jenner's Rep Slams Rumors Of The Star 'De-Transitioning'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Caitlyn Jenner is absolutely not de-transitioning. Jenner's representative shot down a biographer's claim that the Olympic icon had regretted coming ...

Why Target's Bathroom Policy Prompted Me to Come Out

Maxwell Jamison | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Maxwell Jamison

As a queer transgender employee of Target, one who specifically sought out a career with the company due to their inclusive policies, hearing the statement of positive representation of what it means to be a truly trans-inclusive company was comforting.

Trans America: The Lost Civilization

Alexa Corazón | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

It doesn't matter if you're at the grocery store, the coffee shop or on a nice dinner date, if you're someone who is transgender people are going to stare at you.

How The Fight Over North Carolina’s Bathroom Law Could End Up Hurting Domestic Violence Victims

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By suing the federal government to protect his state's law policing transgender individuals' bathroom choices, North Carolina Gov. Pat M...

This is the Showdown Between the U.S. Government and North Carolina Over Trans Rights

Kicker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

Both North Carolina and the US Department of Justice sued each other within hours. Two lawsuits? Yeah. But the whole situation over the controversial HB2 law in North Carolina has been brewing for months. Let's take a look at how we got here

This Is Why I Decided To Spend Mother's Day Away From My Mother

Lana de Holanda Jones | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Lana de Holanda Jones

It is not easy to spend Mother's Day without my mother, but it is less painful than being with her and finding disappointment in her eyes and words.

7 Smart Responses to the Not-So-Smart Arguments in Favor of the North Carolina Bathroom Laws

Elura Nanos | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Elura Nanos

Forcing a group of people to keep away from the rest of us is pronounced "seg-reg-a-tion" and we don't do that anymore. If we're going to create a third bathroom, how about we just make the bigots use that one? That would seem easier.

She Doesn't Call Me Mommy Anymore: On Nonbinary Trans Parenting and Mother's Day

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Casey Carey-Brown

I didn't know I could parent as myself and didn't have to try to fit into some kind of role that was set up before me, some kind of not me, some kind of failure I wasn't required to even try for. I didn't know that kids see parents for who they are, not for who they're trying and failing to be anyway.

The Truth About Bathroom Harassment

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Cade Hughes

This isn't about public safety, or protecting anyone from transgender people. This is about trying to erase a group of people that aren't easily understood. And in addition to that, it's been a wildly successful smokescreen for the other things laws like HB2 accomplish.

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

God-talk at the North Carolina Protests

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Anthony Hatcher

The law has its fans as well as its detractors. When the General Assembly convened on April 25 for the first day of the session, lawmakers saw dueling rallies -- both led by clergy -- outside of the state government complex.

Obama Administration Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina, alleging that a bill that blocks protections for...

Sexualizing the Bathroom

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

. When North Carolina passed a law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination legislation to protect gay and transgender people, i...

This Teen Learned To Accept His Sexuality And Gender 'In Different Ways'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Elliot, a 16-year-old transgender teen, opens up about his journey in a new installment of public radio’s only LGBTQ youth program, OutCasting. In ...