Being transgender is not a "lifestyle choice;" rather, it is just one more beautiful, normal variation of being human. Having the support of family is the number one way to prevent depression and suicide among transgender youth. Every child deserves to be loved and supported unconditionally.
It is one thing to advocate for policy or legislation for which there is no cost, another to proactively take responsibility for finding additional funds for a small, misunderstood minority.
When somebody announces "I am..." it is a bold statement. It's not a question and it's not a request. We may not get to declare it while looking stunning on a cover of a magazine, but still it deserves a listen. So open your ears and your heart, and when you open your mouth, do so with an open mind.
I was surprised that this is actually an old story of mine that I did not recognize, and perhaps may be in process of playing out again in some new way. It is my story of self-acceptance that I am transgender and knew that I had to do something about it.
You came full circle. From the little boy you welcomed into the world. To the discovery of your long lost daughter after so many years, even if she was no longer little. And you were there, for her rebirth. There to welcome your daughter into the world.
While I sympathize with those calling for a boycott of Stonewall, I personally don't support a boycott. However, I don't think ANYONE should see Stonewall. Not because of its politics or revisionism, but because Stonewall is a terrible movie. Like really, really terrible.
Owner and operator of GTAGaming.com, professional transgender voice actress Casey Mongillo oversees a fan base with hundreds of thousands of Grand Theft Auto enthusiasts.
The most surprising aspect of my current Trevor Project Awareness Tour has been the overwhelming percentage of trans teens I've met.
I am a proud bisexual polyamorous transgender woman. Those are all identities I have had to fight for, and the journey to embracing each of those identities has been intertwined.
Look -- we get that you're under time pressure and for last minute news overviews, it's easier to just cut and paste from press releases. But if repeated research and in-depth features indicate that the press release is not a complete or accurate description of what happened, this becomes dishonest reporting.
Your old world may or may not end, although your new world may well be beginning. Your new world of self discovery, self understanding and self acceptance can take you on roads and adventures never dreamed of.
I can say from personal experience that being a guy with a beard, a low voice and a pregnant belly does not constitute conforming to sex-role stereotypes in our society.
Despite her affiliation with fiscally conservative policies and practices, I believe Caitlyn Jenner demonstrated tremendous resiliency, conviction, compassion and loyalty to helping transgendered individuals.
As attitudes about LGBT rights and same-sex marriage evolve, so too does corporate strategy about how to address this increasingly visible market.
How do we stop being complicit in the harm to innumerable LGBT youths done by the teachings of our Church? How do we create an environment in our parishes and our schools that help parents love and accept their LGBT children?
Five years ago, being gay was widely seen as taboo. Three years ago, being bisexual was dismissed as being "confused." Now, the public is starting to become more comfortable with the transgender idea, but this battle is far from being won.