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WARNING: Letting Your Doctor Define You Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Chris Edwards | Posted 07.09.2014 | TED Weekends
Chris Edwards

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgToday I define myself as a happy, successful, devilishly handsome 44 year-old guy with a wonderful family and a bunch of great friends. Had I given up and let those first two doctors define me, I never would've made it past 23.

WATCH: For 8 Years, She Convinced The World She Was A Boy. Now, She's Making Us Rethink Sexuality

TEDTalks | Posted 07.09.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

What if most of us aren't "gay" or "straight," but somewhere in between? Artist and activist iO Tillett Wright makes a passionate case for accepting the complexity of individuality -- without making anybody feel like a second-class citizen. If her words don't persuade you, the images she shares just might.

9 Ways Life For The LGBT Community Has Improved Since 2005

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The last nine years have seen an immense amount of victories, both politically and socially, for members of the lesbian, gay, biseuxal and transgender...

An Unexpected Meeting on the Campaign Trail

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Sometimes the engagement achieved while knocking on doors as a candidate for office turns out to be of great personal significance, one that ties together loose ends from one's life, and the life discovered overlaps so much with one's own that it is uncanny. This is one such story.

Alaska Apologizes For Controversial Video After Outrage From Some In LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Former 'RuPaul's Drag Race' contestant Alaska Thunderfuck has apologized for releasing a YouTube video in April that many claimed featured the murder ...

Mom, Dad... I'm Straight

Jason Rozek | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rozek

The person you thought was your male friend is, in fact, a woman, and I'm now in a heterosexual relationship. Over the past month, my partner and I have been coming out to our friends and family about her gender identity.

Mala Mala and the Possibility of Love

Antonio Santini | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Antonio Santini

We set out to tell a new kind of story with Mala Mala -- focusing on the humanity of Puerto Rico's trans and drag communities, breaking them free from any pre-prescribed binaries.

LOOK: The Incredible 10-Year Journey This Trans 'Boi' Took To Find His True Self

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Nitzan Krimsky is a Jerusalem-born photographer who has spent the last ten years documenting his transition into living as his fully realized gender i...

The Controversial Ruling That Could Put This Transgender Inmate's Life In Danger

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, sayi...

WATCH: This Is The Reality Trans People Face Every Day

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Do you know the complicated cultural, legal and economic obstacles trans people face everyday as a result of regulation through government documentati...

Meet The First Out Trans Person To Play In A World Cup Qualifier

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

Jaiyah Saelua made history in 2011 when she played a key role in American Samoa beating Tonga in the team's first victory in international soccer, as ...

Staying Put and Speaking Out for Change

Rebecca Juro | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

I have to disagree with Mitch Kellaway's decision to stop blogging on Gay Voices. I'm sure he feels that it's the right decision for him personally, and I respect his choice and his reasoning. But rather than remove myself from the conversation by withdrawing as a blogger, I believe the opposite is called for.

WATCH: A Drag Queen And A Transsexual Discuss Controversial Words In The LGBT Community

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

Over the past several weeks, discussions surrounding the use of certain words and whether they should be considered anti-transgender slurs reached a b...

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.