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Transgender Identities

Misidentification and Transphobia: One Musician's Experiences Touring America

James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
James Nichols

With the knowledge that Janke identifies as trans and has experienced violence in multiple forms in response to this identification, I felt that their travels performing their musical project would in some way speak to issues for trans individuals during this crucial time for the queer community.

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.

Some Boys Like Dolls: Deconstructing The (Trans)Gender Binary

Lucas Waldron | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Analyzing our obsession with the union of gender expression and biology, it becomes clear that there is not space for people unwilling to live within this oppressive gender binary. Transgender identities are often accepted only when they comply with cookie-cutter definitions of "male" and "female."