I really thought I understood a few things about my gender-diverse brothers and sisters. Then, I moderated a panel of six incredible people who identify as either trans or gender fluid.
2-year-old Harry had no full understanding of society's established gender norms. And he certainly wasn't aware yet of the gender policing that occurs through teasing and bullying for kids who express their gender differently than the expected stereotypes.
My role, as defined by the virtue of my identities, is much larger than what fits in my syringe each week. I wear it on my body and express it on my tongue. And I do it for those who came long before me and for those voices who have yet to be, or can't be, heard.
"You have to believe in yourself in order to succeed. If you don't, no one else will." Sounds simple, eh? Then why is it that too many of us find it so difficult to do?
So Donald Trump picked Mike Pence as his running mate. And on the surface, Mike may look like a comparatively stable, moderate guy,...
To address the intersections of violence against the Black and LGBT communities, three Black and gay individuals share how they navigate the intersectionalities of race, gender, and sexual identity, and how they overcome and address racism, homophobia, discrimination, and prejudice daily.
The health care community can better address transgender health needs, help ensure that transgender people feel safe in seeking health care, promote resilience in the face of prejudice, and expand our knowledge of how best to promote transgender health and well-being.
I’ve spoken before about the extreme differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party as regarding LGBTQ rights in General and transgender rights in...
After weeks of emotion and thought, I've decided I need to tell you something: I am tired of being defined by the world through the narrow lens of a single event that happened in my life several years ago.
Last Thursday I was privileged to attend an event that had been scheduled as part of an ongoing advocacy effort on behalf of open trans...
Yearwood's tale spotlights the ways that intersectional race, gender, and sexual biases occur globally in criminal justice at the same time that it helps to highlight inequitable treatment of gender non-conforming prisoners at home.
Yes, I mean the toilet paper ticket. From now going forward I will refer to the Trump/Pence ticket simply as the TP ticket. Something that Americans should flush down the toilet.
Currently, we are at the lowest level of donor funding for HIV care since 2010. Thirteen of the top fourteen donors have reduced support in the battle against HIV in the past year.
The link between the two is the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan. But you would be hard pressed to find any mention of that from LGBTQ NGO "activists" talking about Orlando, or from anyone talking about Dallas.
Giving someone trouble for being or not being cis passing, for taking or not taking hormones, for altering their body or not, takes away their autonomy and their right to decide what's best for them.
No, the black community isn't more grotesquely homophobic than every other racial group in America -- culture has just selectively exploited the problem.
The phenomenal success of Pokemon Go has inspired me. I have developed a new game for the gay male community that combines the best features of the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go with gay hook-up apps like Grindr. I call it Pokemon Gay.
It’s hard to believe that we’re just two weeks away from the first anniversary of the Boy Scouts’ decision to end their century-long...
As a proud and openly gay Muslim, I know that I am a target within the Muslim community. Maybe one day it will cost me my life. But by being open and proud of who I am, Muslims are forced to choose. They must choose between loving me or hating me.