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Transgender Rights

Colbert Perfectly Lampoons The Media's Transphobia

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.19.2014 | Comedy

On Tuesday's "Colbert Report," the increased (and largely problematic) media coverage of the transgender community was in the spotlight. Stephen Colbe...

Olympic Committee's Surprise Response To Transgender Activist Being Detained

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, sayin...

Why Gay Rights and Trans Rights Should Be Separated

Tyler Curry | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

There is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and it can't be expected that one movement will equally serve both groups. Transgender people still suffer from the bullying, discrimination and injustice from which many gays and lesbians have long since moved on. Now, more than ever, it's time for the LGB to start championing the "T."

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.

Custom Gender

Brie Harrison | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brie Harrison

For those of us who have lived our lives not quite falling into the binary description of "traditionally male" or "traditionally female," this small change is a world of difference.

Michelangelo Signorile

Trans Writer Janet Mock Opens Up About Piers Morgan Controversy, New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

If she could do it all over again, transgender writer and advocate Janet Mock said she’d have challenged Piers Morgan on CNN in the first of their t...

Sharing the Bathroom With Someone Who's Transgender: What's Everyone So Afraid Of?

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

Two words: "men" and "ladies." When taken out of context, they're harmless. But when posted on the outside of a swinging door that might be used by someone who's transgender, they become catalysts for anxiety -- more so, it seems, for those who aren't transgender.

UTAH LAWMAKER: Transgender People Can't Choose Their Bathrooms

AP | ANNIE KNOX | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prevent transgender students from using bathroom facilities of their choice, jo...

Melissa Jeltsen

This Big Transgender Ruling Is Worth Your Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Wayne Maines was in a meeting when he got the call. His daughter, a transgender teenager who had been fighting the state of Maine for years over her r...

Michelangelo Signorile

Transgender Activist Who Dared Lawmaker To Stone Her Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices

“I did mean to shock the local audience, because I wanted to get their attention and let them know it’s all based on hypocrisy,” Pamela Raintree...

What Trans Men Want You To Know Before You Date Them

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live guests offered their advice regarding transgender men and dating as part of a spirited discussion last week. Joining the group were ...

What Research About Transgender People Can Teach Us About Gender and Inequality

Tristan Bridges | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Most people think of gender as some kind of inalienable property of individuals -- as something we either are or have. Decades of scholarship on gender have uncovered a perspective at odds with the conventional wisdom.

Intersections: Progressive and LGBT Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I want my children to live in a progressive America. When I was my sons' age, my hope for a progressive nation was dashed when the Reagan "revolution" set in. I want them to have the future of which I dreamed, and I can sense that we are on the verge of a new progressive era.

Justin Vivian Bond Sounds Off On Mainstream Views Of The Transgender Community

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender performer and queer icon Justin Vivian Bond sounded off on Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera's controversial interview with Katie Couric earl...

WATCH: Transgender Musician Gets Personal In New Documentary At Sundance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking new documentary about transgender Canadian singer-songwriter Rae Spoon is making waves at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and we've ...

A Real, Honest Conversation Between a Gay African-American Man and a Transgender African-American Woman About the 'T' in the LGBT Family

Toni Newman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Over the holidays I had a photo shoot with renowned photographer Eric Scot. During the shoot we began to talk about being transgender, and Eric expressed that he fully supports the transgender community but has questions and concerns. We decided to sit down and film our conversation.

Transgender People Are 'Anti-Science' And Can Be Cured, Pundit Declares

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer had harsh words for the transgender community this week, claiming that trans people were "anti-science...

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

Mara Keisling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

In 2013, five states and the District of Columbia began telling insurance companies for the first time that excluding healthcare for transgender people from their plans constitutes unlawful discrimination.

Pot, Guns And Paparazzi: New Laws Run Gamut In US

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2013 | Crime

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: ____...

Why California's Fight For Transgender Student Rights Could Be Far From Over

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in Califo...

A Look At The Many Hurdles Ahead For The Transgender Rights Movement

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.15.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in...

Mom Shares The 'Lightbulb' Moment She Knew Her Son Was Transgender

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A member of the Gender & Family Project's Parent Group joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the challenges of raising her 12-year-old son, who id...

Transgender Cop Says She Faced On-The-Job Discrimination

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.06.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A transgender police officer has filed a complaint with a Connecticut agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work...

Soap Opera Star Daniel Sobieray Discusses Gender From the Viewpoint of a Heterosexual Midwestern Guy

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Daniel shares his viewpoint as a heterosexual male athlete from the Midwest who had no knowledge of transgender people in his community or his church. His background is typical of most Americans who have no direct knowledge or interaction with transgender persons.

LOOK: Rumored Russian Presidential Candidate Goes Nude For Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Top Russian lawyer Masha Best sent shockwaves when she came out as both transgender and bisexual in wake of her country's crackdown on the lesbian, ga...