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Transgender Issues

Laverne Cox To Produce Important MTV Documentary

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox is embarking on a new endeavor that aims to bring light to issues surrounding transgender identity for te...

What's It Like To Be Gay Or Trans In Brazil?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live sat down with Brasil Post's Social Media and Trends Editor Thiago Araújo this week to discuss what it's like to be gay or transgender w...

Teacher Suspended For Being Trans Returns To School, But Is It Really A Victory?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas-based substitute teacher has returned to work after having been suspended earlier this month when school officials learned she was transgender...

A Statement on My Legal Name Change

Chelsea Manning | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Chelsea Manning

Hopefully today's name change, so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we trans* people exist everywhere in America today, and that we must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are.

How This Doctor Helps Transgender Teens Become Who They Want To Be

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Endocrinologist Norman Spack delivered a compelling Ted Talk several months ago at Boston's Children Hospital that discussed his work with transgender...

Parker Molloy Does Not Hate RuPaul

Alexa Diaz | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexa Diaz

I caught up with Parker to speak about a number of remarks made against her and to correct some inaccuracies that have been published.

Meet Your 2014 NYC Pride Grand Marshals

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Organizers of New York City's annual Pride March, Heritage of Pride, announced this year's grand marshals today -- and we couldn't agree more with the...

Our Breaking Community Needs Remaking

James McDonald | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

This current trajectory we're on -- where the closer we get to achieving our legal goals, the more we turn on each other -- is fundamentally at odds with the world we've suffered so much hardship to realize.

From Law Student... To Drag Queen

Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Drag performer Alberic Prados, who is also known as Zahara, joined HuffPost Live this week to talk about "Mala Mala," a new documentary the primarily ...

On Handling High-Profile Terrorism Cases as a 'Transgender Defender'

Zoe Dolan | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

I feared that the media would sensationalize my gender identity to the detriment of my ability to provide legal representation.What a humbling mistake that assumption turned out to be.

Laverne Cox Rockets Towards The Top Of The TIME 100 Poll

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Laverne Cox is near the top of the TIME 100 Reader Poll. The transgender actress and activist was reportedly in first place just days ago, after k...

Human Rights Are (Transgender) Soldier Rights

Captain Sage Fox | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Captain Sage Fox

While deployed to the Middle East as a white, male officer, I lived and worked as a member of the privileged majority. However, after acknowledging my female identity, I suddenly found myself in one of the most exclusive and marginalized clubs in the U.S.

Is This Transgender Teen's Imprisonment 'Unconstitutional'?

New Haven Register, Conn. | Randall Beach | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Is it a violation of a 16-year-old's rights to place her in a prison with adult inmates even though she has not been charged with any crime? Her trea...

How This Transgender Political Hopeful Plans To Capitalize On 'Milestone' Ruling

Agence France Presse | Divya Meenakshi Arjun | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices

With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament, just ...

The LGB/T Divide From a Cisgender, White Gay Male of Privilege

Adam Hunt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Hunt

Instead of binding together to respect one another's viewpoints and have a meaningful discussion about language in our culture, we're jumping on the defense every chance we get -- further hurting the historic bond we have. It has to stop.

Transgender Icon Claims She Was Banned From Facebook For Using 'Tranny' And 'Shemale'

The Huffington Post | James Nivhols | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Following a week of controversy surrounding language and its use against and in the transgender and drag communities, transgender icon Jayne County cl...

Teen's Response To Being Told She Can't Bring Trans Boyfriend To Prom Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Anais Celini won't let her school's decision to not let her transgender boyfriend attend prom ruin their special night. Yesterday, The Huffington P...

Was This Woman Arrested Simply For Being Transgender?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Apparently you can be arrested and convicted for "walking while trans" in some parts of the country. Monica Jones, a transgender woman and activist...

How My Partner's Transition Gave Me a Schlubby Ape-Man Complex

Jason Rozek | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rozek

I realize, of course, that she's holding herself to a feminine ideal and embracing her true gender expression, but in those moments I couldn't look at the hair creeping down my arms onto the back of my hands without thinking, "Am I some sort of disgusting, hairy-handed ape-beast?"

WATCH: Laverne Cox Will Wow You With This Speech

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox delivered the keynote speech at the "Trans 100" gala in Chicago, Illinois, earlier this month -- and it i...

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones.. But Words Can Kill the Soul

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Are we policing language? Of course we are, because part of that's how you win in civil rights movements. We have known this for more than 50 years.

My Other Chelsea Neighbor

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Those of us who live in poverty are hidden, while the lives of the wealthy are highlighted in media and the news. More importantly, money has a huge impact on our health and health choices.

100-Plus Trans Women Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James: An Open Letter

Zinnia Jones | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

We, the undersigned trans women and trans-feminine individuals, are appalled at recent attacks on trans woman journalist Parker Marie Molloy published by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James on The Huffington Post and Boing Boing, respectively.

Teen Couple Allegedly Blocked From Attending Prom Because One Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A teen couple at a New York high school is crying foul after allegedly being blocked from attending the prom together because one of them is transgend...

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Making Big Change After Controversy Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the past several weeks, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" landed itself in hot water over the use of terms some activists claimed were tr...