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Trans Author Discusses Her Children's Book Series And Being A Trans Parent In The South | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Lilly Mossiano is a transgender mother living in Burlington, North Carolina, whose series of children's books aims to help kids with transgender paren...

Has Gentrification of New York's Harlem Neighborhood Stirred Up Prejudice Against LGBTQ Residents?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I'm told that, oddly, the resentment toward white queer people taking up residence in Harlem has been expressed more openly toward black queer people, in the form of homophobic and transphobic slurs and attacks.

The Media's Coverage of Transgender People: I'm Never Surprised

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

When a media outlet calls a trans woman a "man," I'm not surprised. When a website asks trans children questions about "the surgery," I'm not surprised. When a television network feels the need to include a trans person's "real name" in reporting, I'm not surprised.

The Risks Of Being Transgender In The U.S. Military

Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryce Celotto joined HuffPost Live Sept. 6 to discuss being transgender while serving in the U.S. military. "The military is something that was alw...

WATCH: The Incredible Mother Of A Transgender Child Shares Her Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Linda F., the mother of a 12-year-old-transgender daughter, joined HuffPost Live today to talk about her family's experiences throughout their younges...

Celebrity Summer in Transdom

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

When most of the media refused to recognize Pfc. Manning as a woman, there was an outpouring of criticism of that action. Subsequently, both the Associated Press and The New York Times decided to violate their previous editorial policies. Here's the problem.

Chelsea Manning -- Courageous as a Trans Woman

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

I sympathize with Chelsea. I can't fathom the idea of 35 years in prison, but I remember being in her place regarding my transition. All I knew was that I had to do it. I didn't really know what "it" would entail, just that it had to be accomplished, however or whatever it took to do it.

WATCH: Shocking Transphobic Voicemail Lands Bar Owner In Hot Water

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices

A Portland, Ore. bar owner has been ordered to pay $400,000 to a group of transgender customers that he banned after claiming they affected his busine...

Transgender Service Must be a Priority

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

For transgender Americans, though, full participation in public life still eludes us.Transgender people are now lagging far behind the LGB community in nearly every measurable area. Open service, and the implicit recognition as full citizens it conveys, is our best opportunity to start closing it.

Lila Shapiro

Vigil For Murdered Transgender Woman Disrupted | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday night, hundreds turned out for a vigil in honor of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman who died after an attack just...

WATCH: Transgender Student Allegedly Forced To Use Storage Closet For Bathroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A Clearwater, Fla. technical college is coming under fire after allegedly forcing a transgender nursing student to use a storage closet as her bathroo...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: What's in a Name?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Outlets like CNN have held firm that they will continue referring to Manning with male pronouns and her former name until she has legally changed that. Either CNN hasn't been enforcing this "legal names only" policy, or it only applies to transgender individuals.

Memo to LGBT Organizations: You Did a Poor Job on Chelsea Manning, and Here's What You Can Do Better

Gideon Lichfield | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gideon Lichfield

Was the soldier who served a tour of duty in Iraq "Bradley" or "Chelsea"? And if you wanted to respect her current choice of pronoun, how would you rewrite the sentence "In Iraq, Manning kept the fact that he was a gay man under wraps"? (Go on, give it a try.)

LOOK: American Apparel Has Its Eye On A Very Specific Kind Of Model

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

American Apparel, the clothing company that has historically reached out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (though some have arg...

Transgender Navy Veteran: I Was Called 'It' And 'Shim' While In Prison

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Autumn Sandeen, a navy veteran and prominent transgender activist, joined HuffPost Live on Aug. 23 to discuss her time in jail and the treatment she r...

NYC Transgender Woman Dies After Assault

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — The death of transgender woman assaulted on a New York City street last week was ruled a homicide Friday as hate crimes task force de...

'I Wouldn't Wish This on My Worst Enemy... But Wouldn't Change a Thing'

Binky Philips | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

"The easiest way I can explain it is this: Sexual orientation is who I go to bed WITH.  Gender Identity is who I go to bed AS."

WATCH: What It Means To Be Transgender In The Military

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A new documentary web series titled "TransMilitary" hit the web this week, attempting to bring visibility to the lived experiences of transgender indi...

Mainstream Media's Issue With Chelsea Manning's Gender Identity

Alex Hayden DiLalla | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Hayden DiLalla

The reports about Manning's coming out are simply emblematic of a widespread attitude that offending the "T" and "Q" of LGBTQ is not as egregious as offending or perpetuating negative cultural assumptions about the former three letters, and that those brave enough to present as their true gender identity should not be supported or affirmed by the public for doing so.

NYC Transgender Woman Dies After Alleged Hate Crime

| Posted 08.23.2013 | Gay Voices

By Mathew Katz, DNA Info HARLEM — A transgender woman who was savagely beaten over the weekend by a man shouting homophobic slurs in Harlem died...

California's School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Save Lives

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Don't people realize that their words come with a body count? Don't they realize this is a genuine issue that thousands of kids deal with? Don't they care? Thank you, Governor Jerry Brown and the California legislature. You have, without a doubt, saved lives.

10 Things Transphobes Say That Make Me *Facepalm*

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Beyond the philosophical and medical argument of what makes a "real" man or woman, there is the simple level of civility. When you deliberately attack someone's core identity you have foregone the basic rules of decency.

Transgender Students Have New Rights in California

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation allowing transgender students in California to have access to the sports teams and facilities that correspond with their gender identity. This is a critically important move. Let me offer some insight from a trans woman's point of view.

Transgender Children, a Tree Stand and Family Traditions

Wayne Maines | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

I wish that parents of transgender kids had more opportunities to pass on family traditions, but we are more often struggling with daily survival. It makes me very sad.

Assemblyman: My Son WON'T Use Same Bathrooms As Transgender Students

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will be pulling at least one of this children out of public school in response to a recently passed bill that grea...