'Genderqueer is a trend.' 'Genderqueer people are just playing dress up.' These myths are commonplace, perpetuated by misinformation in mainstream media, whispers in support groups, rants in online forums and jerks in the comments.
Four friends danced in a fluttering shower of bright yellow ginkgo leaves, singing Forever Young at the top of their lungs, in the warm embrace of the Los Angeles night sky - This is my first memory of Isley Reust.
Preparing for fashion week is hard enough as it is. And all we have to do is attempt to look like some semblance of the stylish people our job titles ...
Cecilio, or Cecil for short, is a friend of mine from Toronto. He's well-dressed, a wonderful lunch date and he also happens to be a trans man. As such, his experience as a member of the LGBTQ community is different than most that I encounter as a gay man.
Diego made history in 2009 as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill and for historically testifying in 2008 to the U.S. House on ENDA.
When I broke it down, the script resonated with quests for authenticity, and I couldn't give my best unless I were capable of being authentic myself.
Trans, genderqueer and intersex people have been giving birth for as long as women-identified people have and we have also encountered oppression.
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.