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Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Transgender Health Care to Oregon's Medicaid Program

Logan Lynn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

History has, once again, been made! Transgender Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan should be able to receive hormonal and surgical health care prescribed by their physician starting in 2015.

Suffer Little Children

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

More and more people are choosing not to be identified as Christian. Does anyone really wonder why? The persecution is coming from the very people who are claiming to be the victims. They have attacked Christianity at its very core.

Exclusive Excerpt From Transgender Anthology Letters for My Sisters

Andrea James | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrea James

I was honored to be asked to co-edit Letters for My Sisters by transgender-owned publisher Transgress Press. In this new anthology of letters and test...

Laverne Cox Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Actress, activist and all around bad ass Laverne Cox just made history this morning when she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress i...

WATCH: New Film Aims To Show Truth Of Native American And Trans Experiences

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Carte Blanche: Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program will be taking place at New York City's Museum of Modern Art from July 10...

#SchoolsOut: HMI Launches Summer Program

Daniel Garofali | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Garofali

Over the weekend, The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) held their annual School's Out event in the Hamptons. Celebrating its 15th year, School's Out m...

I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love

Andy Marra | Posted 08.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

Drew has helped me truly accept that I am loveworthy, deserving of being loved for all of who I am. He has shown me that I have been and always will be more than enough for someone.

The Truth About Anti-Trans* Slurs

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

We must find a way to understand the damage we do. We can't continue to throw around words that we don't find personally offensive and wash our hands of the harm they cause to someone else. If we do anything less than put an end to the use of anti-trans* slurs, then we are just bullies.

How George Fox University Created a Double Standard of Exclusion for Transgender Student

Jake Dockter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Jake Dockter

GFU should not get to respect a student on paper, in press releases, and in letters by using their preferred pronoun but then in practice and policy choose not to. If you choose to see Jayce as he is in one context, you must see him as he wholly in all situations.

LOOK: The Incredible 10-Year Journey This Trans 'Boi' Took To Find His True Self

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Nitzan Krimsky is a Jerusalem-born photographer who has spent the last ten years documenting his transition into living as his fully realized gender i...

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.

Separate for Equal?

Gary North | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I'm really no more different from my LGT and straight friends, just that I'm aware that historically I have had a slightly expanded sense of attraction. But that doesn't make me any less a part of the LGT community nor the straight community.

Maureen Ryan

'Transparent' Creator On Amazon, Dark Comedy And TV's Brave New World

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | TV

"You can do anything. You should do anything. This needs to be something that people feel like they have to see, so take the risks you want to take." ...

Entrepreneur Seeks to Eliminate the Burden of Coming Out

Levi A. Miles | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

Brooks Gabel realized that people who were coming out needed someone to talk to -- and not only that, they needed someone to speak with who had gone through the process themselves. This realization set Gabel on a journey that leads to his website, justlikeyou.org, going live.

Mistaken For a Trans Woman I Got Initiated Into Sisterhood

Victoria Bond | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Victoria Bond

Because of my experience my sense of sisterhood extends to trans women in a way it had not before. Trans women and cis women are each other's Phoebes. I am so glad that we're hearing more of our trans sisters' stories.

Cupid Ain't @#$%!: You Can Keep Your Valentine's Day!

J Mase III | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

I don't think I have ever seen a Valentine's Day card with someone that looks like me on it. Yet, every February I have been force-fed hearts on cute, little cut-out paper and overpriced chocolates.

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...

When Will Non-Transgender People Wake Up to Themselves?

Fiona Dawson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Fiona Dawson

The cisgender obsession with transgender people's sex organs indicates that cisgender people don't really know enough about what defines their own state of being. Quite frankly, if as Couric says, "it's still a mystery to some people," then go read a biology book or Google it.

Being Transgender Is Scarier Than Being a Pirate

Rye Silverman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rye Silverman

Would Leto have won, or even been nominated, had the character, created for the film and not based on a real person, been written as a man? It's impossible to know for sure, but the cries of bravery, likely wouldn't be here.

Readers' Top 10 Transgender Stories of 2013

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

During 2013, I wrote approximately 250 articles for The Guerrilla Angel Report, the vast majority of them transgender-related. The following are the 10 most read stories of the year.

Living in My Nevers...

Craig Stewart | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

My life changed, June 19th 2006 at 12:34 p.m. I could count on one hand how many times he and I got together to have sex, but I could never recall how many times we had sex with her.

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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013: A Reporter's List

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I did this for the first time last year. The 20-odd transgender deaths that passed my desk during 2012 were compiled into a post presenting the victims' names and how they died in order to convey the importance of observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance. I'm doing it again for 2013.

Why 'Living Visibly' As Transgender Is The 'Antithesis Of Coming Out'

Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender writer and activist Janet Mock spoke to HuffPost Live about why the coming out process presents unique challenges for the trans community ...

Todd Kincannon, Former Executive Director of South Carolina GOP, Believes Transgender People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'

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

After transgender activist Kat Haché replied to one of Kincannon's tweets on an entirely different topic, Kincannon launched into an anti-transgender tirade, making use of slurs, name calling, and his belief that transgender individuals should be locked away in concentration camps.