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Transgender Rights

Do You Exclude Transgender People?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

Source: Twitter Sitting down in a room of strangers brought together for the very first time to discuss emerging topics such as sexuality and inclus...

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Rocco Papa

McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

On the Serious Side of Pride

Grace Poore | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Poore

It's seductive to think that being able to march down a city street without violence signals progress. But how much have we progressed when it is "safer" to march in anonymity and be "out" among strangers than to face a family member, employer or neighbor?

After the Transgender Day of Remembrance -- Fighting Back

Aidan Key | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Aidan Key

Fighting back means understanding that we are beautiful. Inside and out. We are exceptional and amazing. If we don't believe it, it will be difficult to convince others to do the same.

Homicides Of Transgender Women In U.S. Reach Alarming High

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning....

A Mother's Personal Story About Her Trans Child and Public Bathrooms

Janna Barkin | Posted 11.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Janna Barkin

Our kid looked like he belonged in the men's room, but it is not okay in our society to take one's daughter into a men's room after a certain age. We were confused and so was our child.

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

What Does Transgender Day of Remembrance Mean to the Trans Community?

Quora | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Today is the Day of Transgender Remembrance. For those who do not know the day, it's a day that we reflect on the trans lives that have been lost to violence this year. The list of names this year is longer than it's ever been.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

National Transgender Day of Remembrance: The Message Is You Are Important to Us and We Need You to Survive

Toni Newman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

In those moments you feel no one cares and no one loves you, remember you are important and we need you to survive. After 25 years in the transgender community, I can assure you it will not always be bad.

Transgender Issues Finally Gain Recognition On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

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Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

Our Child Is a Girl

An Anonymous Mom | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
An Anonymous Mom

Despite the overwhelming evidence that my daughter is a girl, the institution that is charged with educating and enlightening our children was only concerned with her body. The district therefore did not allow her in the girls' locker room.

Veterans Day Is a Good Day to Start a New Discussion

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Wayne Maines

We live in the United States of America, but my family and so many others have to live in hiding to protect our gender non-conforming children/transgender children. We have to fight against Religious Freedom bills that are based upon unfounded fears and propaganda.

I Was Arrested Just for Being a Black Trans Woman

Meagan Taylor | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Meagan Taylor

As a Black trans woman, I am used to unfair and discriminatory treatment, but this was extra upsetting because we were paying customers at a hotel and on our way to a funeral. I felt like I had no rights.

Trans Texans Share Emotional Responses On Rejection Of LGBT Discrimination Measure

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Members of Houston's transgender community sounded off on their city's rejection of a non-discrimination ballot measure that included pro...

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions....

My Transgender Life: What We Have Learned From Apollo 13

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

The opponents once again claimed it was the "bathroom bill" and were successful in creating enough fear in the citizens to be afraid of those of us who are transgender. Yes, Houston, we have a problem!

Reform Jews Poised To Pass Transgender Resolution

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices

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Feds Make Watershed Decision For Transgender Rights

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday found that a Chicago suburban high school district discriminated against a transgender studen...

This Is What We Can ALL Do To Help The Trans Community

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, cisgender or any other sexual or gender identity, helping improve the lives of the trans community -- ...

Agents of Change: 5 Powerful Women Who Are Making a Positive Difference

Greg Archer | Posted 10.31.2015 | Women
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy women who are making a positive difference.

The State of the Trans Community, Part 2 -- Awkwardness as Progress

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Once you get beyond bigotry, prejudice and religious hostility, you're left mired in ignorance. And ignorance, at best, leads to at least a period of awkwardness before there can be understanding, and then acceptance.

Victory Announced as Texas Judge Ordered By Superior Courts to Reinstate Transgender Widow's Marriage to Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

After nearly 6 years of fighting, my life has changed again with just one order.

Transgender Woman Comes Out To Her Mom With Dementia '100 Times A Year'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2015 | Gay Voices

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