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BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 3

Wes Hurley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

On the heels of his winning performance in the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents Episode 3 of Capitol Hil...

5 Places Trans People Don't Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.

As a Trans Person, Facebook is One of the Only Places I Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

Facebook's massive gender inclusion turned my once invisible presence in this world into something visible. I now existed. It was quite surreal.

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.

Incredible: Finally A Way To Easily Locate Gender-Neutral Restrooms

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Finding a safe bathroom space has always been an issue for transgender, genderqueer, non-binary individuals -- people from all over the spectrum of ge...

The Gender Book Is a Clear, In-Depth Look at Gender Theory

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Tackling topics like gender identity and presentation, gender-based assumptions, cissexism, pronouns, the gender binary, and the transgender umbrella, the book lives up to its name, providing the reader with an engaging Gender 101 lesson.

'Preferred' Pronouns For Genderqueer Students Gain Traction At US Colleges

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.31.2014 | College

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian,...

8 Stunning Photos That Explore The Space Between Gender

Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

Recently, and wonderfully, we've witnessed a wide variety of photographers giving visibility to the long overlooked LGBT populations around the world....

Our Evolving Multi-Gender Society

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

These are exciting times as the freedom to self-determine is allowing a myriad of identities to arise. My personal belief is that the binary will survive and be strengthened as the borders of the two main categories become softened and the codes that determine qualification are loosened.

Bashing Binaries -- Along With 2,000 Pounds of Clay (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Heather Cassils | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Heather Cassils

I aim to make images that bash through binaries and the notion that in order to be officially transgender, you have to have surgery or take hormones. I perform trans not as something about a crossing from one sex to another but as a continual becoming.

Breaking the Mold On 'Traditional Beauty'

Mary Gorham Malia | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mary Gorham Malia

The people that show up in Jack Tar 207 shoots aren't strictly queer, they do shoot straight folk too, but LK notes they are intentionally leveraging the stunning style of the queer community in the Portland area.

LOOK: Incredible Photography Exhibition Presents Trans Experiences In New, Personal Ways

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2013 | Gay Voices

"Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold" is a San Diego-based photography exhibition that seeks to rewrite the way that stories are told about ...

Who, Then, Really Is Trans?

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The main issue for the traditional trans community is that by being public and claiming membership as trans, persons such as B. Scott, or the recent detransitioners who made the news, muddy the public perception and make political action more difficult.

Lost in Trans-lation

Nadia Cho | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadia Cho

Transgender and genderqueer individuals challenge us to think about how people are defined and what it means to be who we really are. What constitutes a man or a woman is dictated by cultural norms, and how we identify with a certain gender is more complicated than we think. Gender is a spectrum.

Who Can Own 'Queer'?

Eden Walker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

A friend of mine said that you don't have to be gay to be "queer," and I have to agree, but you can't be straight either. Our educated, empathic straight allies claiming "queer" is as deluded as me claiming to be black because I know when the Windrush landed.

Sex, Gender and the Greater Truth Forgotten in the Marriage Equality Debate

Larry Womack | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

We're born with biological sexes that may or may not be male or female, gender identities that may or may not align with them and sexual orientations that are all over the place. How have we come this far in the marriage debate without asking how such suspect delineations could matter?

America Is Almost OK With the Gays, but When Will It Be Cool With People Like Me?

Samia Mounts | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Samia Mounts

You could say I'm a gender-bent pansexual polyamorist. Not gay, straight, or bi but something else altogether. My best relationships are with people who are like me: queer and highly sexual, with an appreciation and respect for all the gray areas that human sexuality has to offer.

Trans*-lation

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

"What exactly does it mean to be transgender? Why do they want to change their sex? Why can't they just be gay or lesbian?" These are some of the questions I so ignorantly used to think about transgender people. But I am a firm believer that ignorance must always be replaced by education.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Mars, 18, From Brooklyn, N.Y.

Diana Scholl | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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It's Still Not Easy Being a Tomboy

Kathleen Massara | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Kathleen Massara

Although I think it's important to promote articles that bring up issues surrounding gender variance in a positive light, the twists and turns in Ruth Padawer's reasoning appear more like Dr. Phil, and less like reality.

Heather Cassils Creates Visual Options With Her Body

Noah Michelson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Heather Cassils is a performance artist and body builder who uses her body to investigate issues related to gender, mass consumption and the industria...

What Makes A Man?

Catherine Oliver | Posted 07.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Catherine Oliver

The FTM (female-to-male) community cannot gloss over the fact that we who are genderqueer and identify as men, dress as men, bind, pack, etc. are not "less-than" because we don't take testosterone. We are not less than any man because of our choice not to have surgery.

Beyond Male And Female: Creativity, Risks, And Resilience Among Genderqueer People In The National Transgender Discrimination Survey

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn't cause a moment's hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn't so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people's experiences altogether.

Sharing The Stories Of LGBT Youth: Hot Sause, 17, From Nyack, N.Y.

Diana Scholl | Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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A Message For Transgender, Bigender And Gender-Variant Youth

Catherine Oliver | Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Catherine Oliver

Being transgender, bigender, genderqueer, or however you identify is amazing, and you should never be ashamed of how you identify. There are other people out there just like you who are happy, successful, and looking forward to meeting you! Never give up hope.