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Transgender Issues

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.

How LGBT Organizations Can Be Better Transgender Advocates

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

As we win marriage equality, the focus of the right wing is shifting to "religious liberty" and anti-transgender legislation. Organizations will have to become more competent with transgender issues while figuring out how to raise money to advocate on the same.

The Relevance of San Francisco's Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

John Lewis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

We must remember that discrimination in any aspect of our lives and against any members of the community affects us all.

Speaking for Ourselves

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last week we saw the Janet Mock/Piers Morgan saga degenerate into a situation where both protagonists ended up speaking past one another. Still, I believe that however difficult it has been for everyone involved, it is ultimately all for the good.

WATCH: Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Father's Gender Policing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and writer Janet Mock stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss her new book, "Redefining Realness," as well as her life and expe...

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.

WATCH: North Carolina Teen Becomes School And State's First Transgender Homecoming King

Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina teen made local history after being crowned his state and school's first transgender homecoming king last week. As WCNC is report...

Incredible: Finally A Way To Easily Locate Gender-Neutral Restrooms

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Finding a safe bathroom space has always been an issue for transgender, genderqueer, non-binary individuals -- people from all over the spectrum of ge...

Transgender Barneys Models Discuss Race In The Fashion Industry (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.10.2014 | Style

The new Barneys New York campaign, "Brothers, Sisters, Sons and Daughters," is worth a look, as it sets a precedent in the fashion world by featuring...

The Kids Are All Right: The Colorful World of the 90s Gay Ballroom Scene Continues to Influence Pop Culture

Isoul Harris | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Isoul Harris

"One, I don't think they knew it existed and, two, once they discovered it, they were fearful, naïve and unsure."

Michelangelo Signorile

Trans Writer Janet Mock Opens Up About Piers Morgan Controversy, New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

If she could do it all over again, transgender writer and advocate Janet Mock said she’d have challenged Piers Morgan on CNN in the first of their t...

WATCH: Incredible News For Bullied Trans Teen Facing Criminal Charges

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A bullied transgender teen who was facing misdemeanor battery charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court has entered into an agreement that could a...

5 Things Piers Morgan Can Teach Us About Being Allies

Emily Timbol | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emily Timbol

It can be easy to assume you know everything, and that because your heart's in the right place, you are protected from criticism. This isn't true though. As allies, we have to constantly be learning about what we're standing up for.

Where Piers Morgan Went Wrong

Rebecca Juro | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

In the end, if Piers Morgan is truly the trans supporter he says he is, then what he thinks really shouldn't matter. Simply the fact that Janet Mock and other trans women were offended should be enough for Piers Morgan to apologize, learn from his mistake, and promise not to repeat it.

WATCH: Piers Morgan Schooled By Trans Activist

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

After appearing on "Piers Morgan Live"on Tuesday night, transgender activist and writer Janet Mock returned to the CNN show on Wednesday night to disc...

Sharing the Bathroom With Someone Who's Transgender: What's Everyone So Afraid Of?

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

Two words: "men" and "ladies." When taken out of context, they're harmless. But when posted on the outside of a swinging door that might be used by someone who's transgender, they become catalysts for anxiety -- more so, it seems, for those who aren't transgender.

Get Ready For An Awesome Weekend Full Of Events Dedicated To The Trans Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Two events will occur in conjunction with one another this year that seek to bring visibility to and honor prominent members of the transgender commun...

LOOK: Piers Morgan Slammed By Trans Writer Janet Mock After Controversial Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices

To promote her new book "Redefining Realness," transgender activist and writer Janet Mock sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan for a revealing new intervi...

UTAH LAWMAKER: Transgender People Can't Choose Their Bathrooms

AP | ANNIE KNOX | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prevent transgender students from using bathroom facilities of their choice, jo...

Suicidality and Resilience in the Trans Community

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The major political issue for me is presenting ourselves as victims. Many of us are and have been victims, but the best way to gain allies, and to build support and empathy, seems to be by emphasizing our humanity, strength and resilience.

Does Your Workplace Need To Be Schooled In Transgender Issues?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A comprehensive online learning program that aims to educate employers and employees about being more inclusive of the transgender community within th...

Melissa Jeltsen

This Big Transgender Ruling Is Worth Your Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Wayne Maines was in a meeting when he got the call. His daughter, a transgender teenager who had been fighting the state of Maine for years over her r...

WATCH: Brilliant Trans Icon Janet Mock Gets Personal

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

With the release of her book "Redefining Realness" slated for tomorrow, transgender icon and activist Janet Mock is opening up about her life and the ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Transgender Activist Who Dared Lawmaker To Stone Her Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices

“I did mean to shock the local audience, because I wanted to get their attention and let them know it’s all based on hypocrisy,” Pamela Raintree...

Trans Woes

Margaret Klaw | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Margaret Klaw

As though it weren't tough enough being trans, this month Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill -- passed by big margins in both houses of the New Jersey legislature -- that would have allowed transgender people to get new birth certificates without requiring them to undergo sex reassignment surgery.