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Trans People

Science Denial And Religious LGBT Phobia

David MacMillan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
David MacMillan

Both climate crisis denial and the anti-vaccination movement follow the same trend of dismissing science. But the phenomenon of religious and political science denial extends far beyond the obvious examples. It can get much worse, and much uglier.

The Media's Coverage of Transgender People: I'm Never Surprised

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

When a media outlet calls a trans woman a "man," I'm not surprised. When a website asks trans children questions about "the surgery," I'm not surprised. When a television network feels the need to include a trans person's "real name" in reporting, I'm not surprised.

My Gwyneth Paltrow 'Transvestite' Article Triggers a Social Media Meltdown

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I was stunned when I visited a transgender support site that had reposted my article. Hundreds of trans people were leaving comments attacking transvestites, cross dressers, drag queens and other fringe members of the trans community simply because they don't want to be associated with them.

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.

Trans Representation in the Media

Emerson Whitney | Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

As a reporter, I hope that new media will grow to encompass transgender and gender-variant expressions as varied as my own. Awareness of trans issues is expanding, and we deserve expansive news sources, too.