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Knock on Wood

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

I adopted that familiar incantation from my youth, using it on a daily basis as an insurance policy for the worries and fears I had for Sam that were accidentally spoken out loud.

She Never Was a Boy

Karen Adams | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Karen Adams

Quickly my mind raced through the catalog of her interests, behaviors and clothing choices, and I saw how many clues I had missed. I saw my new daughter for the first time, through the actions of my nephew.

An Urgent Warning to All Parents: This Gay Man Is Targeting Your Children

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

I don't want you to walk away from this letter thinking that I'm not targeting your children. I most certainly am. Here are just a few things I want your kids to know.

Father of Transgender Teen Celebrates Historic Victory

Wayne Maines | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Transgender children across the nation have taught me that real change requires more than courage. It also requires action. Without action their courage often goes unnoticed.

How Grantland Can Get Out of the Penalty Box: Take on Gender Diversity in Sports

Julie Mencher | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Mencher

Yes, Grantland screwed up, but there is an obvious way to make it up to Transamerica and offer athletic gender-nonconforming youth the possibility of future participation in sports.

Why California's Fight For Transgender Student Rights Could Be Far From Over

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in Califo...

From 'Perverts' to Patients: Trans Health Has Come a Long Way

Stacy Lu | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Stacy Lu

Dana Beyer, MD, is a retired eye surgeon who has practiced medicine in Kenya and Nepal, served as candidate for Maryland State Delegate; and fought for the first countywide ban of artificial trans fats in the U.S. She also lived most of her life as a man.

Mom Shares The 'Lightbulb' Moment She Knew Her Son Was Transgender

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A member of the Gender & Family Project's Parent Group joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the challenges of raising her 12-year-old son, who id...

I Stand With the Transgender Children of California... Do You?

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

We need the full resources of every LGBT organization in the country. We need all our self-proclaimed allies to start speaking up, calling out those who deal in falsehoods and half-truths. We need to educate the public. I'm going to.

What Happened After His Sister Became His Brother

OWN | Posted 11.06.2013 | OWN

Back in 2007, "Oprah Show" viewers met a teenager named Jake. Jake was born as Julia and lived as a girl for 14 years, but said he always felt he was ...

'They're Telling Me I'm A Boy When I'm Really A Girl'

rollingstonelogo | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By Sabrina Rubin Erdely When Coy Mathis was a year and a half old, he loved nothing more tha...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Jazz, 12 (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Makes a Place for Every Student (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

2013-10-21-Screenshot20131021at7.22.14PM.pngIn Kumu Hina's school, a young student who decides to wear both male and female leis at a school performance is not sent to the principal or the guidance counselor, nor are the other students derisive or hostile, much less violent.

The 7th Annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

The global trans movement has grown exponentially in the years since the campaign started, and the effort to move away from a pathology framework and toward one based on the affirmation of identity has been central to forging the path to liberation.

6-Year-Old Transgender Girl Makes History In Argentina

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Argentina's government has granted a six-year-old transgender girl an ID that corresponds with her gender identity. Late last month, government off...

The Coming Storm: 'Controversial' Transgender Stories

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

In the coming year, as A.B. 1266 goes into effect in California, be prepared to read a lot of stories like this: "Local Transgender Student Provokes Mixed Reactions," about the "controversy" surrounding news that a transgender student would begin attending school presenting as a girl.

Respect Or Acceptance -- Which Should We Choose?

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

As I fight to keep my emotions in check, I point out that many schools often stop short of really addressing many of the LGBT issues we need to discuss.

Parts Unknown

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Severe pain in my 17-year-old son's abdomen took us to the ER last week. It's one of those situations that everyone dreads, but if you're transgender, there can be an added level of anxiety when the medical professionals aren't current on trans health care. Such was the case for us.

Controversy Erupts After Transgender Man Gives Birth

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A transgender man gave birth in Germany earlier this year, according to local media. Though the Berlin man welcomed his child to the world in March...

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Transgender Boy Fights Doctor's Hormone Blocker Denial

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A 12-year-old transgender boy is fighting alongside his mother after a British medical practitioner denied his request for hormone blockers that would...

WATCH: The Incredible Mother Of A Transgender Child Shares Her Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Linda F., the mother of a 12-year-old-transgender daughter, joined HuffPost Live today to talk about her family's experiences throughout their younges...

California's School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Save Lives

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Don't people realize that their words come with a body count? Don't they realize this is a genuine issue that thousands of kids deal with? Don't they care? Thank you, Governor Jerry Brown and the California legislature. You have, without a doubt, saved lives.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

We didn't just drag our feet. Instead we got fitted for cement shoes that kept us firmly planted in the middle of this state of denial, because quite frankly, we were too scared to admit out loud what we already knew in our hearts to be true.

10 Things Transphobes Say That Make Me *Facepalm*

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Beyond the philosophical and medical argument of what makes a "real" man or woman, there is the simple level of civility. When you deliberately attack someone's core identity you have foregone the basic rules of decency.

Transgender Students Have New Rights in California

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation allowing transgender students in California to have access to the sports teams and facilities that correspond with their gender identity. This is a critically important move. Let me offer some insight from a trans woman's point of view.