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Transgender Rights

10 Steps to Winning the Transgender Bathroom "Debate"

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Stephanie Mott

There is no right way or wrong way to be trans. The only thing that counts is that we work together and unite our strengths.

My Transgender Life: We're Not So Transparent Anymore

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Yes, the word is out there, which is a great start. But, there is much more to be done.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies -- Queer Eye for the Trans Person Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

As we change our gender, clothing can be one of the most intimidating obstacles we face. What do we do?

Washington, D.C., Police Unit Changes Name To Be More Inclusive Of LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Washington, D.C., police department is changing the name of its Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit to include the words "bisexual" and "t...

Why Share Our Story?

Janna Barkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janna Barkin

I share my story as a parent of a trans child because my child's life depends on it. There are still many people in America who are ignorant and fearful, of trans people, often simply because they have no direct experience with anyone who is transgender.

Get A Poignant Look At The Transgender Experience In This New Book

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two remarkable teens strike a unique friendship in Lily and Dunkin, Donna Gephart's new novel for young readers, and The Huffington Post has...

The 'T' in LGBT Family Planning

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Family-building has been one important life issue that has been left out of the transgender conversation. Why is that?

Trans Passenger Forced To Remove Prosthetic Genitalia In Search

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender passenger says he was required to remove his prosthetic genitalia during an airport search, calling the experience "demeaning," Yah...

Trans* Year End Reflections: The Shape of Things to Come

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Right now our community is in the awkward, liminal space where we move from past to future, from disempowerment to autonomy. We have endured decades of conflict. Our struggles are finally showing signs of victory.

New York City Lays Out Transgender Protection On Dress Codes, Bathroom Use

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purpos...

Minnesota Under Fire For Banning Coverage Of Gender Confirmation Surgery

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Clinton's Statement on LGBT Rights Shows Her Trust in the Decency of Americans

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

With this policy statement Hillary Clinton has made a commitment to continue to fight for equality and use the power of the Presidency to accomplish that goal. She is also putting her belief on the line that the American people will join her in that effort.

We Need To Decriminalize Sex Work In The U.S.

Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan

We must end the criminalization of all people who work in the sex trade in order to end this violence. Laws punishing people who engage in sex work serve only to worsen the violence and economic hardships of transgender people already struggling to survive.

Here's A Look At The Evolution Of Transgender Characters In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox and "Transparent" making headlines in Hollywood and beyond, there's no question that 2015 was a game changing...

Transphobia Leads to Suicide -- End of Story

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

Compassion needs to be the illuminating force that ends the violence and harassment. No one has the right to accost someone else -- for any reason, and certainly not for being true to themselves.

Seeing a Transgender Person Is No Reason to Call 911

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

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 TLC Star Needs Only One Word To Respond To Bigots

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The transgender teen activist who has inspired so many through her LGBT advocacy work had a short and sweet response after a Wisconsin elementar...

A Dream Deferred: A Look At Transgender Discrimination In Thailand

Pulitzer Center | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Warat “Bai Thong” Tanasanti was a brilliant student who dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Her dreams came to a scree...

Why This Cisgender Man Totally Changed His Mind About Trans People

Richard Lucas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Lucas

Just as trans people have the right to be themselves, we have a right to have an opinion about them and express that opinion, should we feel so inclined. That said, I question, should we?

U.S. Marine Found Guilty Of Killing Transgender Woman

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was ...

Do You Exclude Transgender People?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

Sitting down in a room of strangers brought together for the very first time to discuss emerging topics such as sexuality and inclusion -- I made the mistake of making too fast an assumption, committing an 'oops' before walking all the way through the door.

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rocco Papa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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....