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Laurence Anyways: Xavier Dolan's Romantic Masterpiece

Noah Tsika | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Directed by Québec's then-22-year-old Dolan (now 24), the sweeping romantic epic looks at the decade-long love affair between a trans woman and her female-identified, ever-passionate partner.

The Choice That Isn't

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I have seen cases where the same people who would advise lesbians and gays to come out and be themselves counsel transgender people to stay in the closet because being transgender is so socially stigmatized, or for the sake of everyone else in the transgender person's life.

That Wednesday

Alexandra Billings | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

Since I began my transition, I have tried to figure out why everyone's so angry at me. And the anger I've been trying to find, the rage I've been trying to identify, culminated on that Wednesday morning when I woke up inexplicably at 7 a.m.

Masen Davis, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center, Talks Transgender Equality

Toni Newman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Our fight for full equality within the LGBT community is far from over. My conversation with Masen Davis is important because we must not forget our transgender brothers and sisters trying to live authentic lives.

Transgender MMA Fighter Receives Heartwarming Support

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices

An online campaign titled "Fight 4 Fallon" has been launched in support of Fallon Fox, a transgender Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, who has been sc...

Transgender Sterilization: Sweden and Beyond

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

When a trans woman knows she needs hormone therapy to survive yet is priced out of banking her sperm for a desired future motherhood, this is forced sterilization, "forced" because it is within the power of the state to not exact such demands, but historical prejudices bias decision making.

Gender Transition in Children: A Dialogue Continued

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Today we have professional medical acceptance of adult trans persons and increasing acceptance of trans adolescents. The controversy in the profession is now focused on children, particularly gender-variant children assigned male at birth who desire to socially transition.

WATCH: Transgender Methodist Clergyman Shares His Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion

Rev. David Weekley hid his identity as a transgendered person for 28 years, until he finally revealed his secret in 2009, becoming one of the first op...

Trans* Visibility at PrideFest St. Louis 2013

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Visibility is what the trans* community needs. It's a factor that is so paramount in our struggle for acceptance and our rights. Despite the rich history of PrideFest in Tower Grove Park, it's time that the trans* community take back to the streets and venues as we did in the past.

I.D. Crisis: No Surgery Requirements For Transgender People

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The Social Security Administration removed surgery requirements for transgender people to officially change their gender. However, they still face leg...

Sex, Gender and the Greater Truth Forgotten in the Marriage Equality Debate

Larry Womack | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

We're born with biological sexes that may or may not be male or female, gender identities that may or may not align with them and sexual orientations that are all over the place. How have we come this far in the marriage debate without asking how such suspect delineations could matter?

Born Which Way?

Laura Krughoff | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Laura Krughoff

I believe people should be free to marry whomever they choose. Basing that claim on who was born which way, however, demonstrates either ignorance or foolishness. An open discussion of gender identity might help all of us, LGB or straight, transgender or not, recognize this.

Transgender People Need Safe Restrooms

Masen Davis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For transgender people, accessing the restroom that matches our gender identity too often results in ridicule or violence. Those of us who don't fit narrow gender stereotypes -- including transgender people transitioning from one gender to another -- are most likely to be targeted.

Huge Win For Transgender 6-Year-Old

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.23.2013 | Gay Voices

DENVER — Colorado officials say a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl by preventing he...

'Are You a Boy?'

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It was an awkward time in my transition, when questions like this one were just beginning to become an expected part of my day, although seldom as innocent and honest as was the question on this day. After a few seconds, I stopped and turned to the boy and asked, "What do you think?"

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Chris, 16, From Lawrenceville, N.J. (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


Dominique Mosbergen

The Battle For LGBT Inclusion | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices

This is the fifth part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexua...

Transgender Man Featured On VH1 Reality TV Show

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

On the latest episode of VH1's "I'm Married To A..." Scott, a transgender man and his partner Jessica are featured. Scott is a performer who travels d...

Cavan Sieczkowski

Groups Rally Against Fox News' Transphobia | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Fox News isn't exactly known for its inclusive news coverage, but now, a number of equality groups are taking particular issue with the network's cove...

The Canary in the Coal Mine

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Last week's Pew study on LGBT people paints an extremely negative picture of the battlespace as it stands for transgender people. We have almost no cultural acceptance. We lack all the traditional methods for changing this for the better. The risk of being "left behind" is strong.

A Huge Small Step: The Obama Administration Delivers Big

Mara Keisling | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

Most readers won't know that the updated policies announced last week by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are among the most humane and important public policy advancements for transgender people during the Obama administration or even ever.

Australia's 'Intersex' Move

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The Australian government has announced new guidelines on gender recognition which state that individuals should be given the option of selecting "mal...

Sasha Bronner

Bob Tur's Transgender Process May Save His Life | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.27.2014 | Los Angeles

Bob Tur is a macho man. He is known for flying helicopters into chaos, capturing famed footage of the O.J. Simpson low-speed Bronco chase and document...

Talking About ENDA With Republicans

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Too often, progressives focus entirely on the social justice arguments for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and fail to address the concerns of libertarian-leaning Republicans. The following are common comments expressing skepticism about ENDA, and how I answer each.

WATCH: Bystanders React To Trans Teen Fighting With Father About Buying Prom Dress

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The ABC show "What Would You Do?" has tackled various gay and transgender issues in the past, such as coming out to unaccepting parents and transgende...