A lot of us feel the need to "pass" because we come under so much scrutiny in society over our physical appearance. We all feel this pressure within society about "acceptable" appearance so the pressure is felt even more so when you're a transgender person.
During my twenty-two years as a professor, I had half a dozen students who were in some stage of gender transition, but it wasn't until reading Becoming Nicole, that I really got it.
On the night of the company Christmas party, Jacie was struck in the face by a coworker who will remain unnamed at this time. She was knocked unconscious. To stop the violence we all have to stand up for people like Jacie and show the world that transgender people are just that -- people.
My favorite question is when someone asks me what I was "born as." The answer is simple: A badass. An alien. A badass alien. I think it's safe to say that I will share any details about my past -- whether it's about my gender or not -- if and when I feel comfortable doing so.
I didn't boycott either the British or American Queer As Folk series because the word "queer" was in the title. I can't imagine not clicking on this HuffPost page just because I'm not fully in line with the word "queer".
It's tough enough for any woman to date in the age of "Netflix and Chill," but throw in "transgender" and it becomes near impossible to meet the person of your dreams.
I have traveled that path of fear for so many years. It was so tiring and so hopeless. The energy I spent on hiding and denying drained me and held me back from ever even contemplating the practice of love.
On February 4th, 2016, us students at Hampton University received notice that our first LGBTQ organization was approved by administration. We call our organization "Mosaic," an acronym defined as "Motivating Open-minded Social Acceptance and Inspiring Change."
The 2011 Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey exposed the high levels of discrimin...
You can tell a lot about a team by how hard they work on on the field and how well they treat their fans. The Carolina Panthers are winning in both categories.
The stereotype of the unhappy transgender person is everywhere. It certainly makes good TV, and no one ever made a magazine cover saying, "Hello, I'm relentlessly content."
In Massachusetts we're proud of our state's role in "inventing America." What is a surprise, though, is how our democracy continues to turn a blind legislative eye to the daily struggles with discrimination faced by our transgender fellow Bay Staters.
I dream a world in which all black lives matter. The role of the black queer and trans prophets leading this struggle for liberation is to usher in a new world order full of love, beauty, compassion and empathy.
If you're transgender and you're not telling your partner, you are not living a true relationship. You are lying to them. Think about this: If they don't love you for who you really are, then they don't really love you.
While we can certainly tease out some common terms, this shows that there is no monolithic LGBTQ identity -- if we only listen to what people have to say.
There is no right way or wrong way to be trans. The only thing that counts is that we work together and unite our strengths.