The criminalization and stigmatization of commercial sex worsens the discrimination and marginalization that transgender people already face.
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.
Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people doesn't just hurt people; it hurts corporate profits and costs countries tens of billions of dollars in lost economic output.
I thank you for every day you have chosen to live so far, for any work you have done already for trans community, the efforts you have already put in and the seeds you have planted just by being yourself one day at a time, any day or moment you have chosen to be present.
Were you as confused as I was by the November elections? Salt Lake City--home to the worldwide headquarters of the Mormon Church--not only elected on...
It was important to see Holly and the Warhol culture of Superstars, even if I had no idea how or if it related to my very own life.
Less than a week after the mass shooting here, people of San Bernardino gathered with leaders from many different faiths, committing ourselves to spir...
Trans individuals face a disproportionate amount of violence than their heterosexual cisgender counterparts on dating sites. This can easily be alleviated with proper education and awareness.
Despite much opposition, trans people are increasingly being welcomed within our churches. And not just welcomed, but asked to take a lead; that is accepted and authorized as ministers, pastors, priests -- as those entrusted to teach and lead and guide and care.
What we see in the media matters. Narratives that include well-rounded transgender characters are important because they help us feel less alone and reveal more expansive endings than the ones we may previously have envisioned for ourselves.
Although suicide is not seasonally dependent, the festivities may bring many LGBT persons more dread than cheer. Reflect on your relationship with your child this holiday season. A parent's assurances of unconditional love can be the difference between life and death.
Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
We learned we are so very different yet, we both have a similar center of love and acceptance even when those around us may not have these same beliefs.
I'm that ordinary person who loves her husband, now wife, and was able to stretch my heart in ways I didn't realize was possible. A love that is shared by the two of us.
Just as trans people have the right to be themselves, we have a right to have an opinion about them and express that opinion, should we feel so inclined. That said, I question, should we?
Caitlyn Jenner may not be one of my personal heroes, but she doesn't have to be. Her heroics and the recognition she receives for them do not make those of my heroes any less important to me, nor do they take away from the heroic actions of a soldier fighting over seas or a police officer in New York.