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Transgender Issues

Why We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Full Equality

Patrick McNeil | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

Whether at school or in public spaces, many LGBT youth don't feel safe and continue to face disgraceful levels of discrimination (and some don't feel safe at home, either). But when they enter the workforce, disadvantages persist.

Meet The Only Openly Transgender Person Working On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices

What is it like to be an openly transgender person working with legislators from across the political spectrum on Capitol Hill? Ben Panico, a trans...

From Music Festivals to College Campuses: Trans* and Women's Communities

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

There are a number of complicated perspectives and positions on trans inclusion in women's spaces, and these dialogues illustrate some of the complexities of combating patriarchy.

Trans Teens Open Up About Controversial Decision To Write About Sex In Their Memoirs

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Katie Rain Hill and Arin Andrews received international attention last year because of the unique nature of their relationship at the time: They are b...

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Troops In Other Nations Are Proof That Inclusive Militaries Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cpl. Natalie Murray has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years. She is a radar technician, and she has been deployed as...

WATCH: A Transgender Woman From Oklahoma Shares Her Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Everyone's story is unique and deserves to be heard, and that's exactly what one student thought when she received an interview video assignment for h...

What Exactly Is Gender Dysphoria?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.18.2014 | Gay Voices

What exactly is gender dysphoria? In this second episode for AOL's docuseries "True Trans" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, the singer explores...

Sarah Silverman and the Art of Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Social progress, with a concomitant increase in visibility, brings the need for that community to adapt in order to make further progress. A recent case in point is the politically correct backlash from some in the trans community directed toward Sarah Silverman and the equal-pay video from the National Women's Law Center last week.

Exclusive: Take A Sneak Peek At Laverne Cox's New Showing Starring Transgender Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In perhaps what is one of the biggest moments for mainstream transgender visibility, Laverne Cox's show telling the story of trans youth will premiere...

How You Can Be A Better Ally To Transgender Teens Like Me

Casey Hoke | Posted 12.17.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I would be presenting differently, asking for a shift in my own pronouns and silently requesting to be respected and recognized as male. And sure, everyone responded with an initial "okay," but who was really on my side?

Justice for Lateisha Green

Roxanne Green | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Roxanne Green

On November 14, 2008, Dwight DeLee fired a shotgun at close range at my two children. Both were hit and both were wounded. My son, Mark, overcame his injury and shock enough to drive my daughter, Lateisha, to our home to get help.

Wild Times in LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Cultural competence training is not a showdown; at best it is a profound meeting of diverse human beings who all want to offer the highest quality care.

Feminist Issues Are Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If we only work on behalf on the "right" kinds of women, it diminishes the movement and repeats mistakes of the past, where feminism was not nearly intersectional enough. Beyond a concept of simple solidarity, though, is that many of the core issues of feminists and transgender people are the same.

LOOK: This Trans Man Opens Up To The World About His Transition By Using Instagram

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to not only identify as transgender, but to document your transition for the world to see? This is the journey of one transgender...

The Next Civil Rights Frontier: How the Transgender Movement Is Taking Over

Nico Machlitt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Machlitt

The transgender movement is taking force, with more media visibility of transgender people and for the transgender movement. Katie Couric had Laverne Cox back on her show to apologize for the first interview and talk about the real issues that transgender people face.

Learning The Meaning Of 'Family' -- Through Intense Homophobia

Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Once upon a time there were two cousins, Jessica and Robby. They grew up together in the warm and wet Mississippi b...

Laura Jane Grace Opens Up About Her Transgender Journey

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices

"Easy" isn't usually the word first chosen by transgender individuals to describe their journeys -- and that's often even more true when those people ...

Transgender Violence Tracking Portal: One Year Later

A.J. Walkley | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

For the first time ever, there is a database where people can see exactly what is happening to transgender people globally in terms of violent acts against them. The TVTP was launched earlier this year in the hope of accumulating as much data as possible in order to serve as a true resource and, ultimately, to put a stop to such acts.

Why You Need To Read 'This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids'

Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

COMING SOON: America's First Transgender Girl Band!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Get ready, because America's first transgender pop group is in the making. For about the past 10 years, 32-year-old Nicole Sanders, stage name Nik...

Anti-Trans Opposition To MSHSL Proposal: A Mother's View

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

I should have known before I pulled into the parking lot of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) that what was innocuously being billed as a...

Fox News Outraged Over... Purple Penguins?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Brace yourself: Someone at Fox News is speaking out against a move aimed at creating positive changes in regards to gender in the classroom. What's...

In The Closet -- Any Kind Of Closet? This Trans Super Model Has A Message For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

In the closet? International supermodel and transgender activist Andreja Pejic has a message for you. In conjunction with National Coming Out Day o...

Laverne Cox's Latest Honor Is Kind Of A Huge Deal

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox just received another honor -- and possibly one of her biggest ones yet (if you don't count that lil ol' ...

Rock Star Laura Jane Grace To Star In New Docuseries About Trans Lives

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

This Friday AOL is slated to launch a new documentary series that explores the lives of various individuals who identify as transgender across America...