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Transgender Suicide

The Truth About Transgender Suicide

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

For this year's transgender awareness week I wanted to write about something that the transgender community and its allies are often afraid to discuss...

People Always Wonder If I've Had 'Transgender Surgery'

Mikki del Monico | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Mikki del Monico

When you focus on a transgender person's body, you miss the chance to ask about that person's life, and it is our stories that humanize us, not just transgender people but everyone.

Transgender Teen Who Was Crowned Homecoming King Dies

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices

A transgender activist who made headlines last year when he was crowned homecoming king at his Charlotte, North Carolina, high school has died. Lo...

Tragic Death Of Transgender Ohio Teen Inspires Call To Help Others

Reuters | Jon Herskovitz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A transgender Ohio teen walked in front of an oncoming truck and was crushed to de...

Not One More

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The state is unwilling to define reparative therapy and denial of medical care to transgender youths as abuse. We cannot change what religious leaders are preaching, nor do our voices carry enough weight to effectively gainsay their religious messaging. A radical new direction is needed. Therefore, I propose an emancipation project.

Trans Lifeline: Trans People Helping Trans People to Prevent Trans Deaths

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As the world marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance to commemorate the transgender and gender-nonconforming people taken from us by violence in the past year, a new resource -- the trans-staffed crisis phone line Trans Lifeline -- is now available to help trans people.

Suicidality and Resilience in the Trans Community

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The major political issue for me is presenting ourselves as victims. Many of us are and have been victims, but the best way to gain allies, and to build support and empathy, seems to be by emphasizing our humanity, strength and resilience.

Loving a Transgender Person IS a Revolutionary Act

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

How can we value our own lives, when we are constantly bombarded with messages that we have less than zero worth as a person because we are transgender?

My Life With David/Danielle Kaufman

Cathy Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cathy Kaufman

The surgery date for mid-October 2013 was taken off the surgery schedule and delayed indefinitely. Why this happened is still a mystery that I would like to solve. But Danielle was not willing to wait. She took another road to becoming what she couldn't wait one minute more to become.

Into the Center of Everything

Alexandra Billings | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

I didn't see a way out. I was tired of hearing things in my head, and tired of feeling weighed down from the top of me to the bottom, and mostly tired of this constant, numb sadness that found its way into every moment of my life. I was 16 years old, and I wanted to die.