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Transgender Rights

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

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

Three generations of a family respond to a transgender coming out"I'm the luckiest one of all because I get to come out to Mum a hundred times a year ...

The State of the Trans Community -- Great Expectations

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

It is getting better, but it might not be good enough for any given individual just yet. The optimism of children and adolescents is understandable, but even when you find community on the internet you cannot simply assume that your parents and peers will support you.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Expands Transgender Discrimination Protections

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

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used his executive authority on Thursday to expand the state's anti-discrimination law to include transgender people in...

5 Trans Americans Who Transitioned More Than 15 Years Ago Share Their Stories

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

Transgender men and women have lived openly for decades in America. Most of them transitioned before it was remotely acceptable to the wider culture...

11 Facebook Groups Every LGBT Person Should Know

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

The Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on marriage equality seems to be having an impact on social media, as more Americans are embracing Facebook as a to...

Being Transgender in Prison

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Paula called Robert from prison. He didn't recognize the number. She was calling from the detective's office. Crying and inconsolable, she told Robert an inmate "took advantage" of her. Distraught, Robert asked her if she has been raped and she said, "yes," by one of her cellmates.

Transgender Rights and Public Bathrooms

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

It follows that if gender is part of someone's core identity it is a protected right. If someone identifies as a male, then it is his right to use a male bathroom. If someone identifies as a female, then it is her right to use a female bathroom.

Meet Giowana Cambrone, The Transgender Woman Trying To Help Brazil's Politicians Push For More LGBT Rights

Romulo Rodrigues de Carvalho | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Romulo Rodrigues de Carvalho

While the LGBT movement is discussing and claiming their civil rights, transgender people still have to discuss their rights to the most basic needs. Even the physiological ones, such as which restrooms they are allowed to use, or social rights, like work, health care and education.

#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

Military Haircuts

Chelsea Manning | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chelsea Manning

Going through such a seismic, existential shift in my life  --  transitioning in a military prison -- presents real, meaningful, and daily challenges.

Finding Love When Your Whole Country Is Against You

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonny von Wallström

I think that in a male-dominated society, the pressure of being a masculine man is even greater. This makes men feel insecure and frightened, sometimes of their own sexuality. I have a hard time seeing anything changing to the better in Uganda before the male role changes.

This Champion Bodybuilder Was Fired For Being Transgender

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Before Janae Marie Kroc came out as a transgender woman, she was known to friends and fans as Matt Kroczaleski, one of the strongest and toughest men ...

Transgender Activist Jen Richards On Her TSA Nightmare: 'It's Mortifying​'​

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Shadi Petosky, a transgender woman, took to social media earlier this week to divulge the horrifying details of harassment she faced by TSA agents at ...

Leading Midwife's Deleted Comment Displays Trans Hatred

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

I can say from personal experience that being a guy with a beard, a low voice and a pregnant belly does not constitute conforming to sex-role stereotypes in our society.

Meet Silas Howard, The First Trans Director Hired On Amazon's 'Transparent'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As we count down for season 2 of Amazon's hit-show "Transparent" coming this December, HuffPost Live spoke with Silas Howard, a transgender director w...

On the Road to Healthcare Justice

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

Unfortunately, our transgender and gender non-conforming TGNC clients in particular experience significant barriers to accessing services during some of their most vulnerable moments.

Boss Who Asked Transgender Woman 'What Are You?' Agrees To Significant Settlement

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last November, Jessi Dye showed up at Summerford Nursing Home for what would turn out to be both her first and last day of work. The morning started w...

Trans Man Sues NYPD For Discrimination After Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.24.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- A transgender Manhattan man says the New York City Police Department repeatedly impeded his attempts to report an alleged hate crime, and ...

Transgender Women's Lives: A Family Matter

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 09.03.2016 | Parents
Laurin Mayeno

We may or may not have a daughter, sister or other family member who is transgender. But, if we think of trans lives as "somebody else's issue" we are missing the boat.

New Rules Bar Transgender Discrimination In Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making a major push for transgender rights by prohibiting health insurance companies and medical providers f...

From Superhero To Supermodel

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

As a naïve kindergartener, Kritchaya “Lolita” Boonhor—now 24—dreamed of the day she could become a superhero. And, in a sense, she has become...

A Psychiatrist Writing in The New York Times Forgets That First He Should "Do No Harm"

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

I need to highlight the issue that underlies this debate, and has fueled the decades of hostility towards trans women of all ages -- misogyny.

More Transgender Actors Are Wanted, But Will Hollywood Listen?

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

When director Sean Baker was looking for transgender women to appear in his indie movie "Tangerine," he did not turn to a traditional talent agency. I...

Gender Identity & Justice for Transgender People

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 08.25.2016 | Queer Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

The standard for determining one letter on the face of an ID is absolutely worth our collective time and attention. The old New York birth certificate and benefit card standards meant that many transgender people were never able to have accurate documents

U.S. Marine Admits To Choking Transgender Filipino Woman, But Denies Murder

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court Monday that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that sta...