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Transgender Women

Online Violence Against Trans Women Perpetuates Dangerous Cycle

Rep. Katherine Clark | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Rep. Katherine Clark

In much of the country, the absence of commonsense policies protecting transgender people from violence and discrimination means the Internet is often the one place the trans community can find a support network and real economic opportunity.

Graduation to Womanhood: Being Transgender at a Southern College

Raquel Willis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Raquel Willis

Some people come out of the college experience with a degree, others with incredible stories, and others simply with a better understanding of their body's tolerance for alcohol. But some, like me, left with a newfound understanding and sense of purpose; I matriculated as a timid, confused boy and departed as a woman standing in her truth.

From Tears to Joy: My Life in Transition

Chloe Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hudson

For all the people who go through the process that I have, just remember, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Often times we have to create it ourselves but it's there.

We Welcome Bruce Jenner With Open Arms -- But He's Not Our Standard Bearer

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.

The Childhood Friend Who Gave Janet Mock The Courage To Live Authentically

OWN | Posted 05.05.2015 | OWN

From a young age, Janet Mock always had a sense of who she was meant to be. Though the writer and host of MSNBC's web show "So Popular!" was assigned ...

Bruce Jenner, the Hottentot Venus and Me

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Everyone who transitions does so somewhat publicly, though not all of us have cameras focused on our every move. When we speak of Bruce, hopefully we can remember that Bruce is, at heart, a person, and give him the dignity he is due.

Trans Author: Why I Don't Believe Anyone Should Transition In The Public Eye

OWN | Posted 04.24.2015 | OWN

Trans author Jenny Boylan is no stranger to the public spotlight. Her 2003 memoir, She's Not There, was the first bestselling work by a transgender Am...

Transgender Youth: Education, Awareness and Tolerance is Critical

Ross Ellis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ross Ellis

We're living in a different world today. LGBT's have always had a difficult time in school, in society and at times with their families and friends. We've always needed to educate people but now it's more important than ever.

Matt Sheehan

Meet The Badass Transgender Talk Show Host Who Wants To Be China's Most Influential Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

SHANGHAI -- They call her “poison tongue.” Jin Xing has verbally bitch-slapped TV hosts, stormed off sets and carved out a reputation as a straigh...

Being Transgender Naked: First Kiss

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

My kiss with Amanda would weigh on me for 21 years, well after I had gotten into the right body.

My Transgender Life: An Open Letter to the Partners of Those in Transition

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

For many, this is a journey they were not prepared to take, and don't want to take. Once we finally come to our own self-acceptance and choose to change gender we want everyone to be excited for us, but often neglect to understand the impact on those we are in relationship with.

My Transgender Life: When I Was a Young Girl

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I am still that young girl and I have made peace with that boy/man who used to be in control of this body. He has so many memories, and we have become friends. He tells me he is happy now, remembering all that happened, and is really happy that I am now in charge of this body.

How This Transgender Woman's Marriage Survived Her Transition More Than A Decade Ago

OWN | Posted 02.20.2015 | OWN

In the late '90s, Jim Boylan was many things: a college English professor, the author of several novels, a husband with a loving wife named Deedie and...

Am I Transgender Anymore?

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

On the one hand, I must be: "Transgender" is meant to embrace people like me, whose histories include travel between the sexes. On the other, do I still fit into this concept now that the past is the past and I am who I am today?

Manhood

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

It would be just as crazy to overlook the few men I've met who are comfortable enough in their manhood to date a transgender person. They exist. I fell in love with two of them. There must be more.

Some Of The World's Most Famous Trans Women Come Together For Revolutionary Cover

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

2014 has been a whirlwind year for mainstream transgender visibility. As we approach the end of this historic year for individuals identifying acro...

15 Questions: TS Madison

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

TS Madison has become really popular over the past year. She is a YouTube sensation who recently got her own show on YouTube via World of Wonder. Madison just dropped her first album, so I thought it would be a perfect time for her to be asked "15 Questions."

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Forgotten, the Homeless and the Victims

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

My heart belongs to the ladies on 14th Street who stood with me night after night, trying to survive and just be their authentic selves. I cry today for those ladies who are no longer here with us in 2014, but my heart remembers them.

Christopher Mathias

New York's Largest Jail To Open Housing Unit For Transgender Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- The country’s second-largest jail will open a housing unit this week for transgender women, officials announced Tuesday, in a historic e...

Seeing the Individual: Freiya on Being a Woman and Being Transgender

Kirsten Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kirsten Brown

What is most interesting to me is what it's like to be transgender on a daily basis. Is it really that big a deal? Are most people liberal enough to see past one small part of somebody's identity? How does this play out every day? Since I spoke to Freiya, my eyes have opened to things that would not even have occurred to me.

Koko Jones, Former Percussionist for Whitney Houston, Steps Out Front With New Album

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

When I heard that Koko Jones, Houston's former percussionist (as well as The Isley Brothers' former percussionist), had embarked on her first album since coming out as a trans woman, I took notice and became very excited to talk to her about her life and music.

Feminist Issues Are Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If we only work on behalf on the "right" kinds of women, it diminishes the movement and repeats mistakes of the past, where feminism was not nearly intersectional enough. Beyond a concept of simple solidarity, though, is that many of the core issues of feminists and transgender people are the same.

Transgender Mother Responds to Being Named 'Working Mother of the Year'

Meghan Stabler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Meghan Stabler

Working Mother has named me "Working Mother of the Year." In fact, this is the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive the magazine's prestigious award. Remarkable, isn't it? Actually, it's not. I'm just like any other mom. What is remarkable is the staggering inequality we working mothers face.

COMING SOON: America's First Transgender Girl Band!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Get ready, because America's first transgender pop group is in the making. For about the past 10 years, 32-year-old Nicole Sanders, stage name Nik...

Thai Photographer Creates Stunning Portraits Of His Girlfriend, A Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts

Thanks to the semi-magical invention known as the camera, viewers glued to their computer screens can gain intimate access into spaces, times, and liv...