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Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Mike Huckabee's Transphobic 'Joke' Slammed By Stars, Allies

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Mike Huckabee’s attempt to zing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) on Twitter this weekend was a spectacularly offensive fail. In a ...

Human*: Why the Struggle for Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever

Anastasia Walker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

The other day, a friend forwarded me a link to an interview with novelist Laurie Frankel that had recently aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Frankel w...

Neil Gorsuch May Miss Chance To Decide The Supreme Court's Biggest Case This Term

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

The Supreme Court said Friday that it will hold oral arguments in a closely watched transgender rights case on March 28. Justice-nominee Neil Gorsuch ...

8-Year-Old Boy Claims He Was Axed From Cub Scouts For Being Trans

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.31.2017 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Shortly after this story was published on Jan. 30, the Boy Scouts of America announced they would allow transgender children who identify as b...

Politician Wants To Make It A Crime To Call Pat McCrory Out As A Bigot

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.25.2017 | Queer Voices

North Carolina’s former governor got a bit more than he bargained for on Inauguration Day when he was heckled by a group of LGBTQ rights activists i...

Transgender Progress And The “Chilling” Challenges Of 2017 And Beyond

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 01.04.2017 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

2012 The First Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance/ Awareness Day at the White House There is uniform consensus that President Barack Obama is the t...

I Worry For Us All, Not Just For My Transgender Child

Janna Barkin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Janna Barkin

Since the presidential election people have been asking about how the results have affected my son. "How is he doing?" they ask, their faces screwed with worry.

Chelsea Manning Is Running Out Of Time

Evan Greer | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Evan Greer

Transparency activist Chelsea Manning has already spent more time behind bars than any other whistleblower in U.S. history. She’s been systematicall...

The Politics Of Identity -- Blessing Or Curse?

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The so-called "identity liberalism" that Lilla believes problematic is the much needed, long awaited second phase of justice in America.

Not Another Transgender Tragedy

John R. Schneider, III | Posted 11.30.2016 | Queer Voices
John R. Schneider, III

This is not another story of a transgender tragedy. No, this is a story of success! This is the sort of story that our LGBT community needs to hear more of, a story that educates and inspires.

What LGBT People Have To Lose In A Trump-Pence Administration

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 11.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

"What do you have to lose"? As a person who has lived most of my life ostensibly as a cisgender white male, I readily admit that upon transition I wa...

2016 Was Reportedly The Deadliest Year Ever For Transgender People

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.11.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Murders of transgender people hit an all-time high in the United States this year, campaigners said on Thursda...

Here's A List Of Places Where You Enact Postive Change After Yesterday's Election Results

Zac Thompson | Posted 11.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Here are some of the places you can donate some of your time or money to enact some positive change.

Supreme Court To Hear Key Dispute Over Transgender Rights In America

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics

A short-handed Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the case of a transgender student from Virginia who has been caught in a years-long battle over ...

This Trans Woman Has 'Personal' Reasons To Campaign For Clinton

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.28.2016 | Queer Voices

A Los Angeles-based transgender woman hit the road for two days in an effort to swing the battleground state of Nevada into a victory for Hillary Clin...

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 10.25.2016 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 ...