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Behind the Mask: My Life as a Transvestite

Elio Leturia | Posted 05.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

The mask that hides me, a man dressed as a woman who plays a Chicana who believes she is a star, is like the many masks we wear in our daily lives. We wear them for various locations, times and situations: when we are reproaching our children, talking with colleagues, asking our boss for a raise or a favor to our next-door neighbor, making a comment on Facebook....

My Gwyneth Paltrow 'Transvestite' Article Triggers a Social Media Meltdown

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I was stunned when I visited a transgender support site that had reposted my article. Hundreds of trans people were leaving comments attacking transvestites, cross dressers, drag queens and other fringe members of the trans community simply because they don't want to be associated with them.

Characteristics of a Transgender Person

Chris Tina Bruce | Posted 03.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Tina Bruce

It is highly likely that you have passed a transgender person on the street, at the grocery store, in the bank, at the gym, and, yes, even in a public restroom, without even knowing that that person was transgender.

Cross-dressing Bandits Shoplift Chanel Bags

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2011 | Style

We were a bit confused by this New York Post headline: "Trannies as 6G thieving bagmen." But it turns out the title is pretty darn accurate: "tacky...

PHOTOS: Cuba Celebrates Diversity With Drag Queen Pageant

Posted 07.16.2011 | World

Cubans celebrated their nation's newfound sense of sexual diversity Saturday with a glamorous transvestite show that, judging from the resulting photo...

A Look Inside Istanbul's Transsexual Brothels

GlobalPost | Nicholas Dynan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Near one of the busiest streets in Istanbul, a row of nondescript houses holds a secret unknown to most foreigners here. The house...

Teens Need Kitchen Counter-Culture

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's ironic that teens today are correctly pushing the social agenda in their schools to allow a diversity of identities to be expressed but are consuming foods that have little nutritional value and are uniform.