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Rest in Peace Leelah Alcorn

Harry Cook | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

A video message about the passing of Leelah Alcorn. A word to parents worldwide. And a message to the LGBTQ youth of the world. Don't let go.

#SchoolsOut: HMI Launches Summer Program

Daniel Garofali | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Garofali

Over the weekend, The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) held their annual School's Out event in the Hamptons. Celebrating its 15th year, School's Out m...

Artist Captures Powerful Portraits Of Transgender Men

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

Artist Lorenzo Triburgo draws inspiration from a variety of places, from the romantic paintings of John Singer Sargent to the happy little landscapes ...

Sasha Bronner

Bob Tur's Transgender Process May Save His Life | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.27.2014 | Los Angeles

Bob Tur is a macho man. He is known for flying helicopters into chaos, capturing famed footage of the O.J. Simpson low-speed Bronco chase and document...

Jeffrey Fashion's 10 Years of Caring (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Garofali

Regardless of the what the results may be of last night's efforts, JFC is well on its way to making $1 Million sooner rather than later.

Secret Service: Transgender Military Personnel Sound Off On Being Closeted

Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" may have been repealed a year ago, but transgender people are still banned from serving in the military. Tackling the issue is...

Memory Loss And The Political Year

Gary North | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I had often heard of collective amnesia, voter apathy, and electoral ignorance, but I had never bought into them as unshakable truisms. Yet now here it was staring me in the face -- in a presidential year. And in part, I was now facing a personal type of amnesia, as well.

The Real Me

Sarah McBride | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Sarah McBride

For my entire life, I've wrestled with my gender identity. It was only after the experiences of this year that I was able to come to terms with what had been my deepest secret: I'm transgender.

Pregnant Man Claims Wife Punched Him In Crotch

TMZ | Posted 06.26.2012 | Weird News

The Pregnant Man claims his estranged wife is a violent alcoholic who once hit him in the "crotch" during a heated argument in front of their kids, ac...

Wrestling With The Church As An African-American Transgender Woman

Toni Newman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

I am an African-American transgender woman and will always be true to myself. I strongly disagree that I am out of the will of God. I believe that the truth I live in is a truth that God demands of us.

Working While Transgender: An Occupational Hazard?

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Ilene H. Lang

As a group within the LGBT community, transgender women face unique barriers, and they're part of a group that's typically left out of the conversation.

What Happens When Parents Reject Their Transgender Child

Joanne Herman | Posted 08.11.2011 | Impact
Joanne Herman

Few parents have heard about transgender issues, and some react so strongly to their child's gender nonconformity that they force their child to leave home.

Lady Gaga "Born This Way" LGBT Lyrics Omitted on GMA, Glee

Lisa Derrick | Posted 07.29.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

One could argue time restraints on GMA caused the singer to shorten the tune. But Glee? Really?!

Remembering Trans Heroine Rita Hester

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This weekend is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and many of us will be memorializing transgender Americans murdered because of their gender identities or gender expressions.

Transgender People Find Their Voice At North Carolina College

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Nicole Hatch had spent six figures on her transition from a male to a female, including flying to Thailand for sexual reassi...

An Open Letter to the Gay Youth of America

Natalie Bencivenga | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalie Bencivenga

High school is not a real representation of the world outside. Those who are ostracized for being unique or different (for whatever reason) are often the people that go on to have interesting and fulfilling lives.

Cracking Open the Transgender Closet Door

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

CNN's gripping documentary, "Her Name Was Steven," was a tour de force that will further open the door to the inequities and discrimination faced by transgender people in this country.

GOP Candidate for SOS in Michigan Runs on Anti-Transgender Platform

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Savage

What's one got to do to get a nomination around here? When you are a Republican trying to get noticed in the din of clanking tea cups these days, you do what you have to do. Even if it's full of crazy.

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

Semenya's Struggle Teaches Us About Understanding Gender Identity

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A South African runner whose gender identity stirred up huge controversy will be permitted to keep her title and prize money. But how do we define what is too male to compete in a women's sport?

Obama Says He Will End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

AP | CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reaffirmed his campaign pledge to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Satu...

The Government Lawyer Who Fired His Transgendered Employee Had a Point, But ...

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Alvear

Accommodating differences always looks like the few creating a burden on the many, but it always ends up benefiting everyone.

Catholic Church Threatens To Stop Social Service Programs For D.C.'s Neediest If Gay Marriage Passes

Washington Post | Tim Craig and Michelle Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the c...

Spanish 16-Year-Old Undergoes Sex Change Operation

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — A 16-year-old Spaniard has had a sex change operation, becoming the country's first minor to undergo a procedure that few countries in ...

Obama's HRC Speech (VIDEO): President Obama Says He Will End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watch President Obama's address at the Human Rights Campaign's banquet in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10. President Obama pledged to end the ban on homo...