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Why Men Come to Me to Be Transformed Into Women

Adrian Acosta | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Adrian Acosta

Grindr is infested with profiles that state: "Masc for Masc," which makes me questions if gays today are using their "masc" as a mask.

The Fatal Transgender Double Standard

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Not only are our bodies not our own, neither are the history of your genitals or your genetics. For whatever reason, this seems to only apply to transgender people.

Laverne Cox Responds To Controversy Regarding Katie Couric's Invasive Comments

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The appearance of transgender icons Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera on Katie Couric's talk show, "Katie," earlier this week sparked a crucial and groun...

LOOK: Gay Rapper Blasts 'Transphobic' Criticism

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay rapper Le1f took to Twitter last night to address criticism over allegations of transphobia from the Twitterverse. Le1f, who has been pr...

WATCH: Laverne Cox's INCREDIBLE Truth-Telling Appearance On Katie Couric Talk Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender icons and television stars Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera sat down with Katie Couric on "Katie" yesterday to discuss issues specifically a...

CeCe McDonald, Transgender Woman, To Be Released Early From Prison

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

An incarcerated transgender woman whose case received national media attention over the past several years is now set be to released next week -- over...

LOOK: Transgender Woman Receives SHOCKING And Offensive Note With Divorce Papers

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

A transgender woman in Scotland is demanding an apology after workers at the courthouse who handled her divorce proceedings left a shocking and offens...

Laverne Cox Producing Powerful New Doc About Trans Prisoner CeCe McDonald

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

Transgender actress and "Orange Is The New Black" breakout star Laverne Cox is currently co-producing an important and compelling new documentary abou...

OUTTAKE VOICES' Fifth Annual LGBT Year in Review With Kate Clinton (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

As we head into the new year, it's time to sit down with Kate Clinton, OUTTAKE VOICES' favorite lesbian political humorist, to reflect on 2013 and chat about what 2014 will bring the LGBT community.

Why California's Fight For Transgender Student Rights Could Be Far From Over

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in Califo...

A Look At Some Of The Biggest Trans Moments Of 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In late 2012, Vice President Joe Biden made the claim that transgender discrimination would become "the civil rights issue of our time." In the ye...

Finally -- A Comprehensive Resource Guide For The Trans Community

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a new and comprehensive resource guide specifically curated for the transgender community. Covering how areas such as he...

Dear Trans Persons Everywhere, I'm Sorry for Being a Bad Gay

Adam Hunt | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Hunt

I wasn't always an ally to the trans community. In fact, it was only a little over a year ago that I had pretty awful opinions about the trans community and the struggles they face. ("Why can't they just accept that if they have a penis, then they're a dude?") But then something happened.

December Is the Cruelest Month

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Until people are willing to love a transgender person as a family member, we will still be visited by the same Ghosts of Christmas past every year. We will still be plagued by all the statistical ills that seem to define the transgender community.

Jared Leto Sounds Off On Criticism About Playing Transgender Character

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Actor Jared Leto stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss his latest role, in which he plays a transgender woman named Rayon in "The Dallas Buyers Cl...

Meet Mr. Transman 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Mr. Transman is an annual competition held in Brooklyn, New York, that pits a group transgender-identifying men against one another in five different ...

WATCH: A 'Drag Race' Angel Stuns In Lingerie

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender model and "RuPaul's Drag Race" season three contestant Carmen Carrera unexpectedly became the face of a petition last month to make her to...

Myths About Gender Confirmation Surgery

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

7. "Treat the depression, not the gender dysphoria." This is similar to the idea that the best way to treat chronic back pain is with vicodin, rather than a surgery that would address the underlying problem.

Mom Shares The 'Lightbulb' Moment She Knew Her Son Was Transgender

Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A member of the Gender & Family Project's Parent Group joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the challenges of raising her 12-year-old son, who id...

I Saved a Bunch of Money on My Car Insurance by Switching My Gender

K. Danielle | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
K. Danielle

You've probably heard that women get charged less for car insurance. I love this little passage from the Esurance webpage: "If you're a guy, all this really means is that a female clone of yourself would likely pay less for car insurance." I can confidently confirm this statement.

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...