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Transgender Women

We Can No Longer Turn A Blind Eye To Murders Of Transgender Women In Mexico

José Manuel Ruiz | Posted 10.18.2016 | Queer Voices
José Manuel Ruiz

The murders of Paola, Itzel and Alessa impact all trans women: They are tragic reminders that trans women in Mexico run the risk of being murdered even before turning 35.

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

Alison Bass | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.

Transgender Women Are Facing A Devastating Shortage Of Injectable Estrogen

Fusion | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2016 | Queer Voices

Bamby Salcedo describes the past month of her life in one word: “devastation.” It was late August when the activist and community organizer first ...

This Trans Woman Wants To Change Mexico By Promoting Self-Love

HuffPost Mexico | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices

This piece was written for the launch of HuffPost Mexico on September 1st. To read this article in Spanish from HuffPost Mexico, click here. Things ...

Why I Had To Come Out As A Black Trans Woman

Adrienne Kincaid | Posted 08.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Adrienne Kincaid

There's no period of homelessness and no vignettes where I wake up in a hospital, lucky to be alive. My life is quotidian and it is that very character that makes my story worth telling.

Harassed Transgender Woman Responds To Hate With Empowering Video

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices

After Makana Milho, a transgender woman from Hawaii, published videos of her supervisor allegedly asking her for sexual favors in return for an early ...

Transgender Woman Records Supervisor Asking For Sexual Favors

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.07.2016 | Queer Voices

A 21-year-old transgender woman from Hawaii was doing court-ordered community service when her supervisor, a city worker, asked her for sexual favors ...

"Ma Chérie" - A perspective on trans womanhood in the male gaze

Mischa Haider | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Mischa Haider

“Ma Chérie” is a short film depicting moments in the life of a trans woman seen through the eyes of a straight, cisgender man. He speaks to the a...

Real Transgender Lives & Transphobic Discrimination

Saskhia Marie | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Saskhia Marie

This article is going to be talking about real life issues transgender Individuals face worldwide. This blog will also look into a report which was pu...

Stop Calling Trans Women 'Narcissistic' For Taking Selfies

Ariana Danielle Wojcik | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariana Danielle Wojcik

Women, whether transgender or not, are beautiful and have the right to love themselves for who they are. Stop calling women narcissistic for having confidence and for sharing that confidence.

Trans-Attracted Filmmaker Learns the Responsibilities That Come With Loving Trans Women

Wayne Mahon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Mahon

So many men who are attracted to trans women can be douchebags... I should know, I was one of them. The amount of men who openly love these beautiful women is staggeringly sad, few and far between.

Trans Actress Plans To 'Piss In All The Wrong Bathrooms' On NC Tour

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Transgender actress and activist Shakina Nayfack wants to speak out against North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2... by taking a tinkle or two. ...

Maternal Instinct: A Mother's Influence on Her Transgender Daughter

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

More than she'll know, my mom, the heroine of this tale--saved me. Out of her tumultuous youth arose a vigorously confident woman, a perfect role model to a young transgender girl. Mom inspires me.

Caitlyn Jenner's Mentor Reveals Her Big Fear For The Reality Star

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.25.2016 | OWN

When you see Caitlyn Jenner, you're likely to see her in the company of her close friends -- often other strong women in the transgender community. On...

Trans Author: My Coming Out Made My Sons Better Men

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.21.2016 | OWN

Coming out as transgender is a life-changing experience, but as freeing and exciting as the process can be, it's also one commonly riddled with fear a...

A Trans Memory

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 04.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

There is a growing movement in the trans community to find our own language. One which services us. It is lead, in part, by the youngest members of our movement. Those seeking to find our own place in society, our own trans narrative

A Trans Phoenix

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Having a vagina did not make me a woman. It simply complimented the woman I have always been.

Dear Caitlyn: Stop. Please. Stop.

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Much as I'm reluctant to further any infighting within the transgender and gender nonconforming community, I also have a responsibility to speak truth to power. Your visibility has gone from mildly annoying, to problematic, to atrocious, to outright detrimental, and so I ask you, politely: Stop trying to help though the media and public appearances.

Mya Taylor Is Now The First Transgender Actress To Win A Major Film Award

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2016 | Entertainment

Mya Taylor just made history: On Saturday afternoon, she became the first transgender performer to win a high-profile Hollywood accolade. Honored for...

Female Sperm

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

I left behind any part of me that might have fathered a child because I want to be with a man, not be one.

The 5-Word Question That Can Help Unlock Your True Power

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.28.2015 | OWN

Whether you're 12, 20 or in your twilight years, it's never too early or too late to live authentically. Television host Janet Mock began to stand fir...

Transphobia Leads to Suicide -- End of Story

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

Compassion needs to be the illuminating force that ends the violence and harassment. No one has the right to accost someone else -- for any reason, and certainly not for being true to themselves.

A Dream Deferred: A Look At Transgender Discrimination In Thailand

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

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Warat “Bai Thong” Tanasanti was a brilliant student who dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Her dreams came to a screeching halt, ...

Trans Women And Trans Men Offer Intimate Answers To Personal Questions

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pairs of transgender men and women recently sat down together to ask one another various questions about their identities and ways of navigating the w...

From Homelessness to Activism: How One Trans Woman Is Standing in Her Truth

Daniella Carter | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniella Carter

It wasn't easy surviving on the streets, while at the same time, going to school everyday. At age 14, for me and for many LGBTQ youth, getting ready for school the night before looked very different than it does for the average youth.