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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 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

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

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...

A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Makes a Place for Every Student (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

2013-10-21-Screenshot20131021at7.22.14PM.pngIn Kumu Hina's school, a young student who decides to wear both male and female leis at a school performance is not sent to the principal or the guidance counselor, nor are the other students derisive or hostile, much less violent.

Transgender Rights Bill Is 'Most Dangerous Bit Of Legislation' In U.S. History, Pastor Claims

Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Pastor Jack Hibbs has joined the chorus of right-wing voices who have condemned California's transgender student rights legislation. As Right Wing...

Will TransAmerica Aid or Exploit the Lives of Trans People?

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

When the show premieres, you'll likely find me here, banging my head against a wall as I watch my people exploited, lumped into one big, over-the-top mess. There's a chance I'll be completely wrong about this, but something tells me that that's not going to be the case.

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.