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Trans Visibility

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

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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 ...

Today's A Big Day For The Transgender Community

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, March 31, marks the annual celebration and recognition of the International Transgender Day Of Visibility. As issues surrounding transgende...

A Paradigm Shift Without a Clutch

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I told the students I have been with my partner Janis for 13 years, and that we have three young children. I never mentioned my transition or used the words "lesbian" or "transgender." I just let them draw their own conclusions. Then I asked if I might do an audience participation exercise.

Trans* Visibility at PrideFest St. Louis 2013

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Visibility is what the trans* community needs. It's a factor that is so paramount in our struggle for acceptance and our rights. Despite the rich history of PrideFest in Tower Grove Park, it's time that the trans* community take back to the streets and venues as we did in the past.

Responsibility And Liberty

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Recently I asked a number of transgender and cisgender friends the following: If a transgender person does something that may reflect badly on the trans community, is their personal freedom of expression more important than expectations to conform?

A Day in a Queer Life in the U.S.: Just One of the Guys

justin adkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgI'd gone to mixed martial arts training and boxed with cisgender guys, and no one had had any clue that I'd been designated as "female" at birth. I don't hide the fact that I'm transgender; I just don't see any reason to bring up my trans status with that group. Allow me to explain.

Building Bridges: 'The Vagina Monologues' At Winona State University

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

The co-directors of WSU's 11th annual production of The Vagina Monologues have included two original pieces: the story of a "genderqueer" person who struggles with their relationship with their vagina, and the story of a non-op trans* woman who wishes she had a vagina but cannot.

Trans* Invisibility

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

It's up to trans* people to be proactive and make certain that our individual and collective voices are heard loud and clear by the public and the media, and that we continue to be written into the record of queer history.

Improving Conversations About Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Just as telling my co-workers that I am transgender was necessary to making progress in my transition, opening better dialogue with would-be allies is necessary to making progress on transgender issues. Bridging the gap requires both sides to adjust how they do things.

What Gwen Araujo Taught Me

Amos Mac | Posted 01.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Amos Mac

How could a 17-year-old trans woman from a town just 30 miles from San Francisco, America's queer holy land, be murdered and buried in a shallow grave by the side of the road by her supposed peers?

Transgender Day of Visibility Vs. Arizona's 'Bathroom Bill'

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Today is not only Easter for those of faith but also Transgender Day of Visibility, a day of positive reflection for the trans community. But many trans people prefer to remain in the shadows, and Arizona's "bathroom bill" will not not do anything to help them feel more welcomed in society.