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Study Finds Having A Conversation About Trans Issues Can Change People's Minds

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.07.2016 | Queer Voices

Canvassing has long been used as a means to spread political messages among voters, often met with mixed results and many unanswered doorbells. But wh...

'They' Need More From Us

Emily Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Emily Jacobs

As mental health practitioners, it is essential to our practice that we recognize and affirm all identities, as well as challenge our own assumptions and biases. Our clients, and our practice, depend on it.

The Power of Trans* Presence

Liz Hanssen | Posted 04.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Hanssen

I feel fortunate to have caught a glimpse of what the world looks like when people who have been traditionally marginalized represent themselves en masse, inserting their presence into historically restricted public spaces.

The Darkest Hour Is Just Before the Dawn

Chase Strangio | Posted 04.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

In states across the country, transgender young people have had to listen to their government speak about them as "twisted" and try to cast them out of public space. Despite all the vitriol, the trans community continues to show up and lead the fight to stop these bills. But we're not alone in this fight.

From A to T: Advice for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Youth, Adolescents, Families and Allies Words, Words, Words Part 2: Agender

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

They might never quite appreciate what 'agender' means to you, which is perfectly ok. Sometimes the best approach is to help them get to a place where they respect your identity, regardless of whether they fully comprehend it.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

7 Things That We Wish Were April Fool's Jokes But Are All Too Real

Kicker | Posted 04.01.2016 | College

We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?

Police Search For Suspect In Rape Of Trans Woman At Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Police have identified a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a transgender woman at New York City's Stonewall Inn. The alleged attack took place...

Down But Not Defeated in North Carolina

Melody Moezzi | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.

Why Caitlyn Jenner Will Never Grow Out of Her Privilege

Delia Melody | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

It's great that you're willing to learn, but the only way to do that is to start learning from us: the underprivileged trans women of color who face the brunt of institutionalized transphobia.

This Trans Man Has A Brilliant Idea To Solve America's Hysterical Restroom Dilemma

justin adkins | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
justin adkins

For years before I began my medical transition, I was discriminated against in the restroom. Before I even knew that transitioning was a possibility, my gender was questioned in the restroom. These experiences are part of my life experience. These experiences traumatized and shaped me.

An Open Letter to the Republican NC Legislature

Michael Salas | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Salas

I want you to find it in your heart to think about what it would be like to receive a message that says, "Be something that you're not, because you won't be loved or accepted unless you do."

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/25/16

John Zipperer | Posted 03.25.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This was the week in which it was difficult to tell the difference between the regular news and tabloid stories. See how savvy you are by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

See What Happens When Caitlyn Jenner Meets Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Staunch conservative Caitlyn Jenner surprised fans when she posted a photo of herself posing with Hillary Clinton on Instagram two weeks ago. On Sund...

All She Wants? To Not Have to Show Her Birth Certificate to Pee

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

A note came across my desk this morning, and I just can't stop thinking about it. It was sent by Renee Manning, a transgender woman from a town nearby our home in Massachusetts, a state which is wrestling with legislation related to access to public accommodations.

Trans Man Demolishes NC Gov’s Insanely Bigoted Logic With Just One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

A transgender man in Georgia summed up his thoughts on North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, whic...

How North Carolina Just Passed a Blood-Curdling Anti-LGBT Law Right Before Our Eyes

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

HB2 is the most heinous, homophobic, transphobic law we have ever seen. The new law basically rewrites the state's civil rights laws to protect on the basis of race, color, country of origin, religion, age and "biological sex," creating a new category meant to exclude transgender people.

Now A Beautiful Teen, The 'Obamacare Kid' Comes Out As Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.21.2016 | Queer Voices

The 11-year-old who stood next to President Barack Obama when he signed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, six years ago has come out as transgend...

Barber Cites His Faith For Why He Refused To Cut Army Vet's Hair

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices

A transgender army sergeant said they felt hurt and humiliated after being denied service at a California barbershop. Army reservist Kendall Oliver, ...

Stop Enabling "Generation Bro"

Outspeak | Posted 03.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Stepping into any gym is proof enough that we still live in a society that praises hyper-masculinity. Everyone has struggled with body image, and identity, but the struggle is magnified for members of the Transgender community.

She Has To Prove That She's Female, Or Risk Being Drafted

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Nook "Nookie" Chaiwong, who identifies as a transgender woman, hopes to be deemed exempt from being drafted into Thailand's military. Except there's ...

Why Doesn't America Want to Talk About Trans Men?

Sidney Chase | Posted 02.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

Tiq, Milan; Photo By Benedict Evans 2015 was a star-studded year for the Trans community. We heard big names thrown around the media, like Laverne Co...

The Transgender Witch Hunt in Bathrooms and Locker Rooms

Zinnia Jones | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Zinnia Jones

The alleged concerns about privacy raised by public officials and transphobic organizations can be handled with meaningful structural solutions, and without infringing on anyone's freedoms. So what excuse do these opportunists have for continuing to stir up hate and depict us as a threat?

Why This Week Taught Us That Trans Visibility Is Not Enough

Geena Rocero | Posted 02.26.2017 | Queer Voices
Geena Rocero

We believe visibility in the media is one of the many antidotes to violence and injustice, and mainstream media has the power to elevate the stories of marginalized groups, and give us a platform to share our story.

What We Forget About Restrooms

Delia Melody | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

For a very long time we've wanted to act like we're protecting women by gendering spaces, but all we're really doing is enabling the misogyny to continue everywhere outside of those spaces.