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Trying to Be a Better Ally

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Barbara Holm

Much of my stand-up is about feminist issues, and because of that, I've been called "man-hating," but I believe when a man talks about feminist issues, people listen more, as disheartening as that is.

KateGate's Growing Horrors: From the B-52s' Kate Pierson's Unapolegetic Alignment With Anti-Trans Activism to Her Transparently Empty Call for Dialogue

Jamie Cooper Holland | Posted 02.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Cooper Holland

It's been over a week since the release of your new single, "Mister Sister," and the publication of my open letter to you regarding the disappointment and pain that it caused me, a longtime fan, and many in the trans community. What initially began as a few sparks flying about your single has officially turned into a conflagration.

Transitive Thoughts: Musings on Harassment, Societal Pressures and Detransition

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Over the course of these past weeks, I have experienced more profound doubt about my gender transition than at any other time since I earnestly began my journey last December. As the anniversary approaches, I cannot help but notice the gradual yet significant decline in social acceptance, which appears to correlate with becoming visibly further feminized.

State of Emergency for Transgender Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

Self-defense is murder when you're a transgender woman of color. According to an Aug. 22 Facebook post by trans-rights activist Channyn Lynne Parker, Eisha Love defended her life in the midst of an alleged hate crime in late August and now faces a 10-year sentence for attempted murder.

An Open Letter to HuffPost Gay Voices: Why This Trans Man Will No Longer Blog on Your Page

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

After I saw you post a parody video (later retracted) in which a trans woman is murdered as a consequence for voicing her objections to offensive language used on RuPaul's Drag Race, I can no longer publish my writing on your page. This letter is my last blog post on Gay Voices.

Gay Dudes, Can You Just Not?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

I'm not thrilled when someone calls a trans woman a "tranny." Nor am I thrilled that this term, which has been thrown at me on several occasions, is legitimized in the public eye through use by drag queens and cisgender gay men (which most drag queens are).

Trans Womanhood On Trial: Transmisogyny In The Assault Trial Of Former FDNY Firefighter Taylor Murphy

Laverne Cox | Posted 02.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

Reading about the trial of former New York City firefighter Taylor Murphy, who is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, model Claudia Charriez, I was saddened and infuriated by the attempt of Murphy's legal counsel as well as the press to discredit and delegitimize Charriez.