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Transgender Issues

When Trans Identity Meets Media Career

Eden Lane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eden Lane

My hope was that, by addressing questions raised about my past, I could move beyond initial curiosity and keep the focus on my work. It was also an opportunity to uphold my responsibility to LGBT youth. At least that is what I hoped would be the result. Was that naive?

My Job: 'Coming Out'

Justine Valinotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

Perhaps the most surprising and disturbing part of my "coming out" at work was the sometimes-unconsciously held prejudices about socio-economic class -- and pure and simple looks -- my transition brought to the fore.

James Nichols

How This 'Self-Made' Man Is Working To Support Trans Kids And Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 10.18.2013 | Gay Voices

"A Self-Made Man" is a groundbreaking new documentary that seeks to bring visibility to issues of transgender identity across a spectrum of ages and e...

Todd Kincannon, Former Executive Director of South Carolina GOP, Believes Transgender People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

After transgender activist Kat Haché replied to one of Kincannon's tweets on an entirely different topic, Kincannon launched into an anti-transgender tirade, making use of slurs, name calling, and his belief that transgender individuals should be locked away in concentration camps.

Church in Trans*ition: An Interview With H. Adam Ackley

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

Ackely's termination from APU is one more example of the growing fallout within the evangelical Christian community over issues of gender and sexuality. Here he is, for the first time after losing his job at APU, in his own words.

The Moment I Finally Came to Understand and Accept Transgender People

Mehrac Aliyari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mehrac Aliyari

I'm gay-friendly. Always have been. And proud of it. But I am ashamed to say that until quite recently, this wasn't the case when it came to transgender people. For a very long time I saw trans people as gay people who were ashamed or afraid to be themselves.

WATCH: University Crowns First 'Gender Queer' Homecoming Queen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Editors Note: Previous articles have stated that Sanchez identifies as both male and female and also as "gender queer." The following article alternat...

Ready To Come Out? Some Valuable Resources To Keep In Mind

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Coming out of the closet can be an overwhelming, scary and isolating time. Depending on your age, race, location, or even just the moment in time that...

6-Year-Old Transgender Girl Makes History In Argentina

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Argentina's government has granted a six-year-old transgender girl an ID that corresponds with her gender identity. Late last month, government off...

Right-Wing Religious Group: ‘Better To Die Than To Live' In Pro-Gay World

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Right-wing Christian organization The Family Leader is digging its heels as firmly into the ground as they can in response to recent social and politi...

My Life With David/Danielle Kaufman

Cathy Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cathy Kaufman

The surgery date for mid-October 2013 was taken off the surgery schedule and delayed indefinitely. Why this happened is still a mystery that I would like to solve. But Danielle was not willing to wait. She took another road to becoming what she couldn't wait one minute more to become.

Pundit Compares Transgender People To His Castrated Horse

Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Pat Robertson condemned California's new transgender protection legislation as "insane" and absurd" on a recent installment of "The 700 Club." As ...

Beyond Transition: Documentaries Capture Rich, Complex Transgender Lives

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

This year has seen a steady stream of trans-focused independent documentaries illuminating how nuanced, flawed, individualistic, and human trans lives are. I spoke via email with several filmmakers to learn how they worked toward capturing rich portraits of trans folks.

Transgender Teen Nabs Huge Honor In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices

In a historic moment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens everywhere, a transgender New Hampshire teen has been voted Homecoming Ki...

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler on Empowering the Transgender Community

Toni Newman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler is a writer, filmmaker, producer, artist and activist fighting for social justice in the trans community. My interview with Dr. Ziegler discusses race, gender, the fight for equality and the empowerment of the transgender community.

Violating 'Christian Values?' What Did Jesus Say?

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

I have recently been informed that I am being asked to leave my university teaching post of 15 years for "violating Christian values" as a Christian theology professor and ordained minister who identifies as transgender.

This Is Why Trans People Rarely Speak Up When We're Misgendered

Laura Kate Dale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Kate Dale

In the last 72 hours I've received more death threats, rape threats, abuse and hatred than I can count. I'm transgender, and on Sunday, Sept. 29, I found my name spreading across the gaming community for identifying the man who'd misgendered me.

James Nichols

Filmmakers Discuss Trans Icon Miss Major, Her Historic Legacy, And The Role Of LGBT Film

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices

"MAJOR!" is a film documenting the life and legacy of transgender elder and pioneering activist Miss Major, a prominent and enduring figure within the...

Respect Or Acceptance -- Which Should We Choose?

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

As I fight to keep my emotions in check, I point out that many schools often stop short of really addressing many of the LGBT issues we need to discuss.

WATCH: What It's Like To Be A Transgender Teen?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

In wake of the CW network developing a new show about the life of a transgender teenager, HuffPost Live sat down with several teens who identify as tr...

1960s Transgender Icon Given New Life Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

Born in 1935, April Ashley was a successful model by the time she turned 26, gracing the pages of magazines like Vogue in nothing but her underwear. B...

Transgender Woman Allegedly Murdered By Housemate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A New Jersey transgender woman died earlier this week after allegedly being attacked by a man living in her boarding house. Eyricka Morgan, 26, rep...

James Nichols

WATCH: Moving New Documentary Explores The Often Unseen Lives Of Rural Trans People

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 09.26.2013 | Gay Voices

"Passing Ellenville" is a documentary film project that explores the lives of two transgender young people, James and Ashlee, living in Ellenville, Ne...

LOOK: New Reality Series Is Casting 'Beautiful, Dynamic' Trans Women

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices

The casting company behind hit television series such as "RuPaul's Drag Race," "The A-List," and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" is seeking transg...

Transgender Homecoming Queen's Win Violates Standards Of 'Decency, Normality,' Pundit Claims

Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer minced few words when it came to Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a transgender teen who made national headlines...