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RuPaul's Drag Race and the Danger of Overpolicing Language

Our Lady J | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Our Lady J

Drag is punk and should never be subjected to politically correct ideals. The moment it stops provoking is the moment it fails as an art form. Trans people are forever indebted to drag for the mainstream explosion of gender as we see it today.

100-Plus Trans Women Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James: An Open Letter

Zinnia Jones | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

We, the undersigned trans women and trans-feminine individuals, are appalled at recent attacks on trans woman journalist Parker Marie Molloy published by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James on The Huffington Post and Boing Boing, respectively.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Making Big Change After Controversy Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the past several weeks, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" landed itself in hot water over the use of terms some activists claimed were tr...

Calpernia Addams Responds To Trans Advocate.com Writer Who Misgendered Her

Calpernia Addams | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

A few weeks ago Parker Marie Molloy purposefully misgendered me and called into question my identity as female in an op-ed for Advocate.com by calling me a "drag queen" and saying I "[refer] to [myself] as 'a transsexual.'" Apparently she's expressed similar sentiments about Carmen Carrera and others.

Transgender 'Drag Race' Contestants Speak Out About Show's Alleged Transphobia

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Last month, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" came under fire for the use of what some transgender individuals and activists claimed to be a t...

RuPaul And 'Drag Race' Producers Respond To Claims Of 'Transphobia'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this month, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" came under fire for the use of what some transgender individuals and activists claimed t...

Courtney Love Makes Transphobic Comments About Bruce Jenner? (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

2014-03-25-ScreenShot20140325at3.46.51PMsmall.pngCourtney Love has just released a new episode of her Web series #COURTNEYon, and it's something of a transphobic rant about Bruce Jenner.

Jerry Springer Reacts To Backlash From Use Of The Word 'Tranny' On His Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Longtime television host Jerry Springer sat down with "TMZ Live" today to discuss the backlash surrounding his use of the word "tranny" on his program...

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

Wendy Williams Responds To Outrage Over Transphobic Comments

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Television personality Wendy Williams came under fire last week for hosting a problematic panel discussion about transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson an...

10 Things That Street #HarassmentIs, In Case You Really Don't Think It's Important

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

Harassment is a global issue, it doesn't affect everyone equally, and it is a serious problem that undermines equality in the public sphere.

WATCH: The Joke Ellen Delivered At The Oscars That Has Some People Pissed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres took to the stage last night to host the 2014 Academy Awards and one joke made by the comedian about actress Liza Minnelli has some pe...

Reframing the Media Narrative: Trans Bodies Are Not Public Domain

Savannah Garmon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Savannah Garmon

The true aggression in these scenarios is the idea that trans women's bodies are public domain, or the simply nonsensical belief that no cis man would ever be attracted to a trans woman.

Loving a Transgender Person IS a Revolutionary Act

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

How can we value our own lives, when we are constantly bombarded with messages that we have less than zero worth as a person because we are transgender?

Gchat: 'The Birth of a Drag Queen'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This is my edited Gchat with Stephen (Stevo) Arnoczy aka "Liz Beta". Emma Tattenbaum-Fine my cat is trying to jump up so if you see nonsense on th...

On Jared Leto and Dallas Buyers Club

Alexandra Billings | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

In sharing this with us, in claiming his own voice, he might have given another 16-year-old a reason to drop their handful of pills. But Mr. Leto chose to run, and it's less about what he said, and more about what he didn't say.

Is Discrimination on Grindr Killing Gay Sex?

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

How did a tool that was meant to facilitate conversation become the prime example of the gay community's -- like the rest of humanity's -- worst tendencies, like racism, sexism, misogyny, ageism, ableism, fat shaming, elitism, transphobia, homophobia and serophobia?

LOOK: Gay Rapper Blasts 'Transphobic' Criticism

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay rapper Le1f took to Twitter last night to address criticism over allegations of transphobia from the Twitterverse. Le1f, who has been pr...

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

Anna Aagenes | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Anna Aagenes

We have an opportunity to strengthen our efforts when we unify and include more diversity of voices in our fight for full equality.

If We Can't Own the Right Labels, We Can't Expect the Wider Society to Get It Right

Eden Walker | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

I'm a construct, a creation of a surgeon forcing me away from my birth and designing me so you can feel more comfortable. Your normality and complicity in a bi-sexed system led me to a life of pain and discomfort. I am a curiosity in a world of "normals."

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).

We Matter! Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

We celebrate that we are a resilient people, we are a resilient community, we care for one another, we advocate for one another, and we continue to rise up, to live our lives in dignity and truth, and to bring about change in our society.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering My Fallen Transgender Sisters Who Loved Me When I Was All Alone

Toni Newman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Today only two of my 13 closest sisters are alive. I close my eyes and see them standing next to me on the street, proud of who they are and never ashamed of their identity. I applaud my fallen sisters for showing me the way with the grace of God.

'Because We Can': How Society Justifies Anti-Transgender Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

I recently read about Alissah Brooks and her recent run-in with a bouncer who denied her entry to a club on the basis of her gender identity. It was only a few months ago that one of my friends and I were denied entry to a bar in Chicago for the same reason, apparently.

This Month, Get Aware -- and Get Tested

Rebecca Haag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

It's no mystery that having to live with poverty, homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, or discrimination makes a person more vulnerable to HIV infection. So what are we to make of the fact that transgender people are much more likely to be facing all these problems?