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WATCH: Meet The Woman Who May Be The First Transgender Person On Mars

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Melissa Ede is a taxi driver from the United Kingdom who very well may be the first transgender individual to set foot on Mars. Ede is one of a gro...

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.

WATCH: An INCREDIBLE YouTube Tribute To CeCe McDonald

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of YouTube users recently came together to produce this incredible video tribute to CeCe McDonald. McDonald, a transgender woman of color w...

Justin Vivian Bond Sounds Off On Mainstream Views Of The Transgender Community

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender performer and queer icon Justin Vivian Bond sounded off on Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera's controversial interview with Katie Couric earl...

WATCH: Transgender Musician Gets Personal In New Documentary At Sundance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A groundbreaking new documentary about transgender Canadian singer-songwriter Rae Spoon is making waves at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and we've ...

'Marilyn Monroe Wasn't So Different Than A Transsexual, Really...'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Transsexual nightlife icon Amanda Lepore recently sat down with Into The Gloss to discuss her career, transitioning and her rise to prominence as a st...

How ESPN and Grantland Desperately Failed the Trans Community

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

No one was served by Grantland's article except themselves. Trans people were not helped by seeing yet another one of them portrayed as a demented lunatic trickster. Golfers were not served by learning the woman behind an effective tool in their sport was once a man.

A Real, Honest Conversation Between a Gay African-American Man and a Transgender African-American Woman About the 'T' in the LGBT Family

Toni Newman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Over the holidays I had a photo shoot with renowned photographer Eric Scot. During the shoot we began to talk about being transgender, and Eric expressed that he fully supports the transgender community but has questions and concerns. We decided to sit down and film our conversation.

Transgender People Are 'Anti-Science' And Can Be Cured, Pundit Declares

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer had harsh words for the transgender community this week, claiming that trans people were "anti-science...

No Longer Just a Dream

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

On the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the activist Martin Luther King Jr. expressed a prophetic dream. He dreamed that his children would one day live in a world where justice would indeed be reality for all.

On Jared Leto and Dallas Buyers Club

Alexandra Billings | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

In sharing this with us, in claiming his own voice, he might have given another 16-year-old a reason to drop their handful of pills. But Mr. Leto chose to run, and it's less about what he said, and more about what he didn't say.

A Look At What Happens When A Mother Transitions

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

"52 Tuesdays" is a groundbreaking new film that explores issues affecting the transgender community and the way transitioning intimately affects famil...

Content Worthy of Upping

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

We had all hands on deck to get as many eyes on the content as possible without causing offense to the community we were trying to bring awareness to, which happens too much with social justice.

Look Who Greeted CeCe McDonald Upon Her Release From Prison..

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox has frequently spoken out about the case of CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially se...

WATCH: Bringing Visibility To The Realities Of Homeless Trans Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

"Becoming More Visible" is a groundbreaking film that hopes to elevate and generate awareness about the realities plaguing homeless transgender youth....

Why Men Come to Me to Be Transformed Into Women

Adrian Acosta | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Adrian Acosta

Grindr is infested with profiles that state: "Masc for Masc," which makes me questions if gays today are using their "masc" as a mask.

The Fatal Transgender Double Standard

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Not only are our bodies not our own, neither are the history of your genitals or your genetics. For whatever reason, this seems to only apply to transgender people.

Laverne Cox Responds To Controversy Regarding Katie Couric's Invasive Comments

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The appearance of transgender icons Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera on Katie Couric's talk show, "Katie," earlier this week sparked a crucial and groun...

LOOK: Gay Rapper Blasts 'Transphobic' Criticism

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay rapper Le1f took to Twitter last night to address criticism over allegations of transphobia from the Twitterverse. Le1f, who has been pr...

WATCH: Laverne Cox's INCREDIBLE Truth-Telling Appearance On Katie Couric Talk Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender icons and television stars Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera sat down with Katie Couric on "Katie" yesterday to discuss issues specifically a...

CeCe McDonald, Transgender Woman, To Be Released Early From Prison

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

An incarcerated transgender woman whose case received national media attention over the past several years is now set be to released next week -- over...

LOOK: Transgender Woman Receives SHOCKING And Offensive Note With Divorce Papers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A transgender woman in Scotland is demanding an apology after workers at the courthouse who handled her divorce proceedings left a shocking and offens...

Laverne Cox Producing Powerful New Doc About Trans Prisoner CeCe McDonald

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender actress and "Orange Is The New Black" breakout star Laverne Cox is currently co-producing an important and compelling new documentary abou...

OUTTAKE VOICES' Fifth Annual LGBT Year in Review With Kate Clinton (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

As we head into the new year, it's time to sit down with Kate Clinton, OUTTAKE VOICES' favorite lesbian political humorist, to reflect on 2013 and chat about what 2014 will bring the LGBT community.

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...