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Book of Jewels...

Craig Stewart | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

Trans Women's Place In The Feminist Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

As more high-profile women (and men!) proudly call themselves feminists, the conversation around feminism is getting bigger and louder. But where do t...

Exclusive: Take A Sneak Peek At Laverne Cox's New Showing Starring Transgender Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In perhaps what is one of the biggest moments for mainstream transgender visibility, Laverne Cox's show telling the story of trans youth will premiere...

Sarah Silverman's Equal Pay Video Faces Backlash

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women

Sarah Silverman's viral video promoting a new campaign to close the wage gap is facing backlash over a premise some claim makes light of gender confir...

Interview: Laverne Cox Presents New Hope For Trans Youth With Documentary The T Word

Sarah Toce | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

The Emmy-nominated actress recently made history when she became the first transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine in May of 2014.

Transgender Faith Tour

Stephanie Mott | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

So, why did I feel the need to do a transgender faith tour? I ran out of fingers and toes (and hairs on my head) as I tried to keep a count of the number of times I have heard LGBT and Christian represented as an either/or proposition. You can be Christian or you can be LGBT, the story goes, but you can not be both.

Maureen Ryan

Wow, 'Transparent' Is Simply A Great Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment

"Transparent," which arrives Friday on Amazon Prime, is not just the best new show of the fall, it's one of the best new shows of the year. Within...

What Does Transmasculinity Look Like?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does the face of transmasculinity or masculine of center queer people look like? A compelling new anthology from Brooklyn-based collective "bk...

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

LOOK: We Asked Trans People To Send Pics Of Themselves And The Results Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...

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

Logan Lynn | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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.