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Religious Group Loses Bid To Bar Trans Students From School Bathrooms

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices

An Illinois judge recommended the denial of an injunction to bar transgender high school students from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their c...

North Carolina Governor On Transgender Bathroom Law: The Liberals Made Me Do It

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics

In a gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) defended his signing of House Bill 2 earlier this year, which included a ...

Southern Transgender Story

Chrissy Renaee | Posted 10.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrissy Renaee

Being an open transgender female, I decided to do an interview with Trans Narratives in San Diego, California in 2016. I talk about my struggles as a ...

New Film Takes An Honest Look At Life With A Transgender Parent

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2016 | Queer Voices

Sharon Shattuck’s new documentary, “From This Day Forward,” won’t air on PBS until Oct. 10, but you can get an exclusive sneak peek at the awa...

Investors Worth $2.1 Trillion Want NC To Flush 'Bathroom Bill'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices

The fallout from North Carolina’s House Bill 2 continues six months after Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law. In the latest blow to the controvers...

Gov. Pat McCrory's Utterly Absurd Excuse For Not Repealing HB2

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― By any objective measure, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, HB2, has been a complete disaster for the state. The law, which Gov. Pat Mc...

My Transgender Life: You Don't Need To Be A Math Major...

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

This past June, the Williams Institute actually doubled the previous estimate that has been used for a number of years regarding the prevalence of transgender people in the U.S.A.

The Emotional Turmoil Of Learning Your Spouse Is Transgender

Suzannah Galland | Posted 09.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

There is perhaps nothing more painful than mourning the loss of a loved one who is still living. A loved one who is no longer recognizable. No longer ...

Transgender Man Sues Mike Pence Over Indiana Immigration Law

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A transgender man filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, over a ...

NC Governor Wants To Know Why We're Talking About His Anti-Trans Law

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.07.2016 | Queer Voices

If you thought the national backlash to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” would sway its Republican governor’s stance on the LGBT community, we...

University Of North Carolina Is Barred From Enforcing So-Called 'Bathroom Law'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

A federal court on Friday barred the University of North Carolina from enforcing the “bathroom bill” portion of H.B. 2 against two transgender stu...

Texas Runs A Totally Legal System For Beating Obama Again And Again

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced his latest lawsuit against the federal government, this time over health care coverage for transg...

Bakery Slammed For Creating A 'Transgender' Ken Doll Cake

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices

A California bakery faced a backlash after creating a custom cake of a Ken doll wearing a pink dress and jewelry made out of frosting that some have i...

Homeless Shelters Could Soon Become More Welcoming To Trans Residents

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Impact

Shelters may soon be safer and more welcoming to homeless people who are transgender. New rules proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Devel...

Funeral Home Has Religious Right To Fire Trans Worker, Judge Rules

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a Detroit funeral home that “operates as a ministry” was exempt from a law protecting transgend...

Laverne Cox And Hari Nef On Living Authentically In Hollywood

Teen Vogue | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Laverne Cox is a living legend — a trailblazer, a pioneer, and a warrior for transgender equality. So when the actress — who rewrites (and rectifi...

Supreme Court Blocks Order In Favor Of Trans Student Seeking Bathroom Access

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a judge’s order that would have allowed a transgender student to use the boys’ restroom ...

Comedian Destroys Trans Bathroom Bills With PB&J

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.03.2016 | Queer Voices

Justin Willman has no time for “bathroom bill” controversies. In the above two minute video, the Los Angeles-based magician uses peanut butter an...

U.S. Judge To Weigh Blocking North Carolina Bathroom Law

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Monday to stop North Carolina from enforcing a state law barrin...

The NBA Should Not Punish Charlotte By Taking Away The All-Star Game

John A. Tures | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

It's up to North Carolina to make its own laws.

The Last Thing This Transgender Woman Has To Say About Caitlyn Jenner

Delia Melody | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Over the course of time, I’ve learned to stop being surprised by anything that comes out of certain people’s mouths. Speaking as a transgender wom...

LGBT PTSD, The ADA And Disability Rights -- Why It Matters

Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Bernie Sanders Praises NBA For Moving All-Star Game Out Of North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised the NBA on Friday for its decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers ...

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

Ashland Johnson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Ashland Johnson

The NBA has drawn the line in the sand for the sports community. The ramifications of anti-LGBT laws like HB2 are very real and cut deeply.

Here's A Creative Solution To The Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' War

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices

A New York architect offers up a unique solution to the ongoing “bathroom bill” debate in an animated video “op-ed,” which can be viewed above...