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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.

Why I'm #ProTransProChoice

Alice Wilder | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Alice Wilder

The goal is not having a perfect record of perfect activism. Nobody has that. Including transgender folks in the reproductive justice movement complicates things -- and that's a good thing.

What Trans Men Want You To Know Before You Date Them

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live guests offered their advice regarding transgender men and dating as part of a spirited discussion last week. Joining the group were ...

What Research About Transgender People Can Teach Us About Gender and Inequality

Tristan Bridges | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Most people think of gender as some kind of inalienable property of individuals -- as something we either are or have. Decades of scholarship on gender have uncovered a perspective at odds with the conventional wisdom.

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....