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Transgender Issues

Lila Shapiro

Charges Dropped In Beating Death Of Transgender Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- When Delores Nettles heard that charges had been dropped against the young man accused of assaulting her daughter, she was hopeful. "I...

We Matter! Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

We celebrate that we are a resilient people, we are a resilient community, we care for one another, we advocate for one another, and we continue to rise up, to live our lives in dignity and truth, and to bring about change in our society.

LOOK: Transgender Model Stuns In Lingerie On The Runway

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

Transgender model Nicole Gibson made headlines this month when she stunned crowds by walking down the catwalk in lingerie for the first time since her...

WATCH: Transgender Woman Duets With Her Pre-Transition Self

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices

In late September, The Huffington Post brought you an incredible video that chronicled the journey and transition of a transgender woman named Kayhar....

Be a Better Ally: How to Support Your Transgender Friends

Gena Ricciardi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Gena Ricciardi

Listen. That's probably the most important thing you can do for any person who is sharing their story with you. Simply being present and giving them your undivided attention is huge.

This Month, Get Aware -- and Get Tested

Rebecca Haag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

It's no mystery that having to live with poverty, homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, or discrimination makes a person more vulnerable to HIV infection. So what are we to make of the fact that transgender people are much more likely to be facing all these problems?

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.

Allison Woolbert on the Need for Tracking of Anti-Transgender Violence

A.J. Walkley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

One trans* and bisexual activist is taking charge of this problem, turning to Kickstarter in hopes of raising the funding to launch the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal. I sat down with Allison Woolbert to discuss her campaign and what she hopes will come from it.

WATCH: Bar Caught On Tape Allegedly Denying Trans Woman Entry Simply Because 'We Can' [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A bar and grill in Atlanta, Georgia, is coming under fire after it allegedly denied entry to a transgender woman because the sex on her license did no...

Conservatives Gear Up To Repeal Transgender Law

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had col...

WATCH: Trans Contestant Belittled By Serbian 'X Factor' Judge Offers Amazing Response

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Fifi Janevski is one person who won't let transphobia bring her down -- especially while pursuing her dreams on Serbia's version of "The X Factor." ...

Look Who Just Won The 'Bigot Of The Year' Award!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Longtime televangelist and first-class anti-gay pundit Pat Robertson nabbed a very fitting honor at the Stonewall Awards yesterday -- the very prestig...

Transgender Education: Teaching the Teachers

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

In our own writings, in the words that are found in articles, blog posts, and our own minds, we unintentionally reinforce the message we most need to confront. We do this when we talk about "becoming a woman" or "becoming a man." We do this when we use the word "transition."

WATCH: Transgender Woman Finds Love After Tragedy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Nikki Araguz was 18 years old when she began to live her life as a woman, after a lifetime of feeling as if her gender identity did not correspond wit...

Kye Allums and James Blake: A Candid Discussion On Race, Gender, Sexuality And Sports

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to ...

All The World's A Stage For These Transgender Circus Stars

AP | LUIS HIDALGO | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — They call it a circus, although it's more like a vaudeville show. To these Chilean transgenders it's not o...

WATCH: Trans Love Story At The Center Of Rocker Matt Nathanson's New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Matt Nathanson is back with a video for his single "Kinks Shirt" and it's got an awesome queer twist. The clip features a love story involving a tr...

The Fundamentals of Transphobia

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The opposition is very confused about the differences between sex and gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. But the problem is more fundamental: Most Americans do not have a basic understanding of human biology and reflexively equate "biology" and "sex" with genitals.

Gay Soul Talk Interviews Todd Haley II, President and Chairman of The Pink Panthers Movement

Soul Dancer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

The rise in violent crimes against same-sex-oriented souls or those perceived to be same-sex-oriented, like Ryan Langenegger, a straight Nebraska man ...

An All Hallows' Eve Vigil to Begin Transgender Awareness Month

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

All Saints' Day also marks the first day of Transgender Awareness Month, with its own equivalent annual vigil, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance to commemorate those slain in anti-transgender hate crimes.

LA Fitness Allegedly Bans Transgender Woman From Locker Room

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Popular health club LA fitness is coming under fire after allegedly telling a transgender woman that she is no longer allowed to use the women's locke...

Transgender Google Auto-Complete Photo Essay

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This weekend I did the Google auto-complete experiment using the words "transgender" and "transsexual," and the results were awful, depressing, and horrifying. Afterwards I teamed up with a trans male friend (who does a lot of artwork I admire) to put these results to pictures.

James Nichols

Transgender 'Project Runway' Contestant Talk About Her Transition And Return To TV

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

When she first appeared on "Project Runway" in season eight, Ari South went by a different name and embodied a different identity -- one that still ca...

Why 'Living Visibly' As Transgender Is The 'Antithesis Of Coming Out'

Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender writer and activist Janet Mock spoke to HuffPost Live about why the coming out process presents unique challenges for the trans community ...

James Nichols

LOOK CLOSELY: This Isn't Your Typical Couple And Here's Why...

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices

"Alone Time" is a striking and nuanced photo series by Montreal-based artist JJ Levine that seeks to explore issues of gender identity and queer space...