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Separate for Equal?

Gary North | Posted 03.19.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 02.17.2014 | 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.

'Josephine': Reconciling My Queer Faith (VIDEO)

J Mase III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

2013-10-04-jmaseiiijosephinepull.pngA few years ago I was introduced to the concept of queer theology. I was inspired to share some of what I've learned from one of my favorite queer theologians, Peterson Toscano, in poem form.

University of Arizona Helps Transgender Studies Take a Bold Leap Forward

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

For me, a transgender writer and thinker, this represents the core gain of a distinctly trans field of study: its ability to center trans people as active agents in defining their worldviews, rather than as the objects of others' research or criticism.

A Critical Response to 'Faggot'-Calling Culture

Lucas Waldron | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

When I see my cousin asserting his comfort with calling his (presumably straight male) friends "faggots," I do not feel directly afraid of my cousin, but I feel afraid of the culture that both he and I are surrounded by and respond so differently to.

WATCH: Transgender Student Allegedly Forced To Use Storage Closet For Bathroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A Clearwater, Fla. technical college is coming under fire after allegedly forcing a transgender nursing student to use a storage closet as her bathroo...

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.

WATCH: 'Fox And Friends' Totally Freaks Out About California's Awesome Trans Rights Bill

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The hosts of "Fox and Friends" and conservative correspondent Michelle Malkin just "can't get their heads around" around a new bill in California that...

Transgender Teen Petitions Governor For Trans Rights In Schools

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Over the past several months, Ashton Lee, a transgender 16-year-old from Manteca, California, has been at the forefront of the state's political arena...

Trans Woman Murdered In Turkey Is Country's Fourth Victim In 7 Months

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

Following suit of a disturbing trend of anti-trans violence in Turkey, authorities discovered a transgender woman dead in her Istanbul apartment Monda...

Progress and Passing: 10 Months on T

Lucas Waldron | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Learning how to be male in a hyper-gendered world is confusing, to say the least. Some of the basic life skills that boys learn -- bathroom etiquette, how to measure pants sizes, barbershop terminology -- are the subject of my Google searches.

Real Talk With Rob Smith Podcast 1: Paula Deen, Outserve/SLDN and the Fall of DOMA and Prop 8

Rob Smith | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On this week's podcast, I take on the Paula Deen race scandal, the Outserve/SLDN ouster of Allyson Robinson, and the historic victories with DOMA and Prop 8.