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Transgender Issues

Transgender Woman Presented As Man By Family At Her Funeral

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In a depressing reminder of the times in which we live and how far we still have to go to reach equality for everyone in the LGBT community, a Twin Fa...

Accepting My Partner's Gender Transition

Georgia Kolias | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Georgia Kolias

When my butch began transitioning, I was faced with a choice. I want to tell you why this lesbian chose to stay.

Think Again: Transgender Day of Remembrance Is for Me -- and You

Liz Hanssen | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Hanssen

Last year I attended my first Transgender Day of Remembrance. My teenage trans daughter had been out only six months, and no matter how much we loved, accepted, and supported her, there seemed to be so much hatred and pain lying in wait beyond our front door. Throughout the entire vigil I wept openly and profusely. So this year I had not planned to attend TDOR.

Here's How You Can Share Your Story For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

For this year's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those individuals we've lost to transphobic violence and hate, why not share...

Despite Progress, Transgender Activists Still Fear They Face An Uphill Battle

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a 12-year-old boy went on the Oprah Winfrey show to announce he was tran...

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Forgotten, the Homeless and the Victims

Toni Newman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

My heart belongs to the ladies on 14th Street who stood with me night after night, trying to survive and just be their authentic selves. I cry today for those ladies who are no longer here with us in 2014, but my heart remembers them.

Transgender Day of Remembrance and the Transgender Movement

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

Today we memorialize and celebrate the lives of those transgender and gender-nonconforming persons who were murdered this past year simply because of their gender identities. We also honor the lives of trans people who ended their own lives because they just could not bear to go on in the face of the emotional and/or physical violence brought about by transphobia.

Milla: Being Transgender in India

Christopher Taylor Barry | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Christopher Taylor Barry

A professional actress, Milla is taking time off to prepare for her "final cut" in Thailand. Her transition is nearly complete, and life right now seems better as completion approaches. But what is "better"? How can I possibly understand? Life as a transgender person is not easy anywhere. In India life for transgender people is hard, but in some ways it is strangely better too.

Transitive Thoughts: Musings on Harassment, Societal Pressures and Detransition

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Over the course of these past weeks, I have experienced more profound doubt about my gender transition than at any other time since I earnestly began my journey last December. As the anniversary approaches, I cannot help but notice the gradual yet significant decline in social acceptance, which appears to correlate with becoming visibly further feminized.

Working to Ensure the Safety of Transgender Individuals

Geoff Kors | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Geoff Kors

NCLR is here to serve our community and we stand ready to work together to make our nation a safer and more equal one for every LGBT person. If you are interested in enacting similar policies in your community please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Melissa Jeltsen

Groundbreaking Transgender Teen Given Big Honor

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Nicole Maines, a teenager who made history earlier this year in a landmark transgender rights case, has been named one of Glamour magazine's 50 inspir...

Myths About Transition Regrets

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Recently there has been a spate of blog posts raising the specter of transgender people regretting transitioning. They cite their two favorite studies, without actually looking at what the actual studies said, and drag out some old anecdotes. Let's deconstruct the arguments being trotted out one by one.

Seeing the Individual: Freiya on Being a Woman and Being Transgender

Kirsten Brown | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kirsten Brown

What is most interesting to me is what it's like to be transgender on a daily basis. Is it really that big a deal? Are most people liberal enough to see past one small part of somebody's identity? How does this play out every day? Since I spoke to Freiya, my eyes have opened to things that would not even have occurred to me.

What Is It Like To Come Out As A Trans Person And Then Transition?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Episodes four and five of AOL's compelling series "True Trans" takes an intimate look at the individual stories of several individuals who came out as...

One Of Our Favorite Web Series About Trans Masculine Friends Is Back

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices

"Brothers," an intimate queer web series about the lives of trans masculine friends, just premiered its emotional fourth episode -- and it just keeps ...

This Transgender Teen Is Fighting For His Rights In Virginia

Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices

A transgender teen in Virginia is fighting for the right to use the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. Gavin Grimm is a 10th grade...

How Does Someone Come To Terms With Gender Identity?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices

What is the moment like when an individual realizes their gender identity doesn't align with the one they were assigned at birth? The journey to li...

NYC Could Make It Easier For Transgender People To Alter Their Birth Certificate

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Transgender New Yorkers on Monday called for the passage of city legislation that would eliminate a requirement that they have gende...

LOOK: Transgender Contestants Compete For Title Of Miss International Queen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Miss International Queen, an annual pageant in Thailand that provides a platform for transgender women to compete for a title has declared a new winne...

WATCH: This Kid Rapping About Being Transgender Is Our New Hero

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

It looks like we just found our new pint-size hero. Alex hasn't even left elementary school but he already has a firm grasp on his identity and wha...

Sober Trans Housing

The Fix | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices
The Fix

Besides struggling to accept themselves, which is hard enough, transgender individuals face higher rates of suicide, homelessness, addiction and discrimination. And when it comes to getting help for substance abuse issues, trans people face a unique set of challenges.

This Transgender Model Just Made History

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices

We love this! Lea T made history this week when Redken announced that she would front the haircare brand, reportedly making her the first transgend...

Doobie Brothers Member Says He'll 'Come Out As A Tranny' During Interview

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, singer Michael McDonald said he would come out as "a tranny" when releasing a hypothetical album. The 62-ye...

Laverne Cox Named One Of Glamour Magazine's Women Of The Year

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices

She just can't be stopped! 2014 has been a whirlwind of a year for transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox and the awards and recognition don'...

A Come to Jesus Talk on Transgender Youth

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

There aren't a lot of Bible verses that are directly applicable to transgender issues, and of those there are contradictions and a lot of room for interpretation. What does it say about your soul if you're willing to gamble the lives of other people's children, to put them at extreme risk of great or even fatal harm, on faulty assumptions?