Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.
Unfortunately, our transgender and gender non-conforming TGNC clients in particular experience significant barriers to accessing services during some of their most vulnerable moments.
My father was born in the Bronx in 1914. By birthright, he was a U.S. citizen. His parents were immigrants from - as far as I know - somewhere in Eastern Europe. I never knew for sure where they came from, and I never knew them.
Just because I think something is funny or appropriate, doesn't mean that all trans people feel the same way and vice versa. I can only speak from my own personal experience and in no way can I represent the entire trans community... There's no one way to be trans!
I have total clarity that my sense of self is that I am both a woman and a trans woman. I am comfortable holding these two ideas in parallel without any criticism or battling between them. I realize not everyone who transitions feels the same way.
I haven't had much to say about Kim Davis and her disgusting war on the LGBT citizens of Rowan County, Kentucky. I haven't had much to say because there isn't much I can say.
Although Lauren Foster has been called the "it girl for the transgender community," she doesn't consider herself a pioneer. But on September 8, she launched her new website titled "Just Another Girl," the first online guide to the transgender community.
The status and support for The Equality Act is a major story and should be a continuing dialogue for all LGBTQ Americans and families and allies in 2016 election cycle.
I attended a plenary at the 7th Annual LGBT Media Summit at #NLGJA25, "Affirming Proclamation: Trans* Elders Review Misgendering in News, Culture and Hollywood." Here are 10 things I learned.
My excitement and anticipation to finally see the conversation on television turned into me feeling hurt and further silenced by the end of the episode. My story -- and the story of TransTech -- had been truncated down to the fact that I had once been involved with sex work.
We may or may not have a daughter, sister or other family member who is transgender. But, if we think of trans lives as "somebody else's issue" we are missing the boat.
I just completed a week singing chamber music and song repertoire that was composed for men. It was a bit of a struggle because the vocal part, even though an octave higher, still did not sit quite right. It made me think of gender and what I do.
Eddie Redmayne stars in his first major role since winning the Oscar for The Theory of Everything and it's clear he's going to make us break out the tissues again for this one and perhaps need to clear some more space on his award shelf.
In that moment of Minaj speaking out, she was not only silencing Cyrus and a system that has far too often told her to bite her tongue, but also the media for constantly being on the white side -- as opposed to the right one, the equal one.
The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.
The revolutionary idea that I could live my life operating from a place of love more than from a place of stress all the time, began to change my life. Perhaps living my truth was the best way for me to survive.