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My Transgender Life - Hard Choices That Were Not Only Mine

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I was 63-years-old and never could say the word out loud. I was afraid that if I dared to utter it -- if the word actually formed and left my lips, it would make it true -- and then -- my life would be over.

WATCH: This Trans Couple Is Sharing The Story Of Their Beautiful Family With The World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices

A family can be formed in an infinite number of ways. ABC ran a story recently about Bianca and Nick Bowser, a transgender couple who are the paren...

WATCH: Meet The Incredible Transgender Dad Who Breastfeeds His Babies

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Amazon's new series "Transparent" is not just a home-run with critics who are calling it "one of the best new shows of the year." The moving depiction...

Transgender Mother Responds to Being Named 'Working Mother of the Year'

Meghan Stabler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Stabler

Working Mother has named me "Working Mother of the Year." In fact, this is the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive the magazine's prestigious award. Remarkable, isn't it? Actually, it's not. I'm just like any other mom. What is remarkable is the staggering inequality we working mothers face.

Parents in Transition

Todd Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Greenwood

Transition isn't limited to the trans person -- parents experience a transition as well. Our transition was trying to construct a new understanding of how the person we had known to be our daughter could now be our son.

HuffPost Gay Voices Receives Big Honor From LGBT Family Organization

Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

On May 18, RaiseAChild.US held its second annual HONORS gala at the W Hollywood Hotel and paid tribute to individuals and families for their advocacy ...

December Is the Cruelest Month

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Until people are willing to love a transgender person as a family member, we will still be visited by the same Ghosts of Christmas past every year. We will still be plagued by all the statistical ills that seem to define the transgender community.

WATCH: How I Discovered My Father Was Transgender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck appeared on HuffPost live this week in a segment titled "My New Trans Parent." She discussed her experiences growing up ...

Blogging for LGBT Families Day: A Celebration of the Season

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Blogging for LGBT Families Day sits almost exactly between Mother's Day and Father's Day, honoring both parenting titles but recognizing that not all families fit neatly into those two observances. There's a big spectrum out there.

What I Couldn't Tell Another Mom About Our Family

Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

When her two children were young, Jennifer Finney Boylan came out as transgender. As she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mot...

Trans, Masculine-Of-Center And Gender-Nonconforming People Are Mothers Too (PHOTOS)

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

With Mothers Day 2013 approaching, the California-based nonprofit Forward Together has created a series of ecards that reflect the diversity of motherhood and parenting, a gesture that traditional Mother's Day cards have woefully ignored. Check out a slideshow of the beautiful cards.

Transgender Man Becomes Chile's First To Give Birth

Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

In what The Santiago Times' Elizabeth Trovall calls "the first recorded male pregnancy in Chile's history," a Chilean transgender man is making headli...

12-Year-Old Transgender Girl On Her Desire To Be A Mom

Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Jazz, a 12-year-old transgender girl, spoke to HuffPost Live about her desire to become a mother in the future. "I want to be the mother of my own...

Making Room For More Impossible Decisions: Reflections On Being A Trans Parent

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

With little sleep and lots of self-doubt, I have been trying to collect my thoughts on parenting and the many changes this little person has brought to my life in the five months since we met. In so many ways, being a parent reminds me of being trans.

'Supor Dad'

Sharon Shattuck | Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Sharon Shattuck

He cared for me and my sister every day while my mom was at work. He encouraged us to be assertive and fearless tree climbers and communicators. And he taught us to be open-minded and accepting of others, because Dad was also transgender.

How I Learned To Be A Breastfeeding Dad

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

I am able to be pregnant because I am transgender. Because my surgery removed most of my breast tissue, I don't know how much I'll be able to breastfeed, but I really want to try.

When Mommy Is A Boy: How Children Adapt To Transgender Parents

ABC News | Russell Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The National Center for Transgender Equality estimates there are some one to three million transgender people living in America. How many of them are ...