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Transgender Cop Says She Faced On-The-Job Discrimination

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.06.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A transgender police officer has filed a complaint with a Connecticut agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work...

Who Will Be Crowned Mr. Transman 2013?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2013 | Gay Voices

The Mr. Transman competition is back for its third year in a row -- and the competition is stiffer than ever. Set to take place at The Knitting Fac...

Celebrating The Beauty -- And Resilience -- Of Gender Non-Conforming Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Gender And Family Project presented its first annual benefit last night in an effort to celebrate the beauty and resilience of gender nonconformin...

D'Lo and Crescent Diamond Discuss Performing Girl, a New Documentary

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

Performing Girl is a short documentary about D'Lo, a transgender Sri Lankan American political theater actor and comic. Drawn in by the film's unique mix of Lego animations, home movies, family snapshots, interviews and clips from his comedic performances, I decided to learn more.

'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Opens Up About Bullying

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.29.2013 | Gay Voices

2013 has been quite a year for breakout "Orange Is The New Black" star Laverne Cox. However, despite her position as one of the most prominent transge...

WATCH: Transgender Woman Shares Amazing Video Of Her Transition

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Ashley Jones is a transgender woman who documented the experience of her transition over the course of a year's time. In this incredible video, Jo...

Trans Woman Explains Why Gender Reassignment Surgery Can Be 'Life Or Death' Procedure

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

Transgender performance artist Shakina Nayfack sat down with HuffPost Live this week to discuss her efforts to crowdfund the cost of her gender confir...

WATCH: Actor Who Plays Trans Character On 'Glee' Has A Few Words For Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Alex Newell, the actor who plays the groundbreaking transgender character Wade "Unique" Adams on "Glee," sat down with Fusion's Alicia Menendez this w...

LOOK: Rumored Russian Presidential Candidate Goes Nude For Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Top Russian lawyer Masha Best sent shockwaves when she came out as both transgender and bisexual in wake of her country's crackdown on the lesbian, ga...

Transgender Family Thanksgiving Celebrations

Wayne Maines | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

I dream about the day when families with transgender children will be able to have classic Thanksgiving celebrations. Unfortunately, many families like ours celebrate alone or with a few close friends because they are not considered part of the extended family anymore.

WATCH: Carmen Carrera Responds To Chelsea Handler's Transphobic Joke

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender model Carmen Carrera stopped by HuffPost Live today and discussed her fans' petition to have her be the first transgender Victoria's Secre...

'I Was Attacked For Being Transgender'

Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Owen Smith shared his emotional story of being assaulted for being transgender in an emotional interview with HuffPost Live. Smith, who is now the...

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."