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Finding The Courage To Go After Your Dream (And Live Your Truth)

Michelle Ward | Posted 06.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Michelle Ward

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThat's the funny thing about finding your courage, going after your dreams, and living your truth. It not only allows you to live your life from a fulfilling, authentic, on-purpose place but it lets others know that they can do the same for themselves.

Look Who Made This Year's Trans 100

Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The "Trans 100" is an annual list of some of the most prominent and influential individuals who both identify as trans and are actively working toward...

Transgender Student Denied Request To Live In All-Male Dorm

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

A transgender college sophomore who identifies as male has been barred from living in all-male dorms, and now his lawyer has lodged a federal complai...

Papers, Please

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Given the catch-22 of requiring surgery for ID, but making surgery nearly impossible to obtain (if you even wanted it in the first place), plus social injustice aspect, one has to wonder why this hasn't become a point of greater emphasis in the LGBT movement.

The Perils and Possibilities of Transgender Visibility

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Lisa Stulberg

Visibility alone does not ensure social progress or progressive social change. It certainly comes with dangers.

WATCH: This Fashion Model Just Shared A Big Secret. Her Story Will Make You Stand Up And Applaud.

TEDTalks | Posted 06.04.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

geena rocero ted

She's a model and a beauty pageant queen now. But she reveals that her life started out in a very different place. Don't miss Geena Rocero's powerful story about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self.

Calpernia Addams Responds To Trans Advocate.com Writer Who Misgendered Her

Calpernia Addams | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

A few weeks ago Parker Marie Molloy purposefully misgendered me and called into question my identity as female in an op-ed for Advocate.com by calling me a "drag queen" and saying I "[refer] to [myself] as 'a transsexual.'" Apparently she's expressed similar sentiments about Carmen Carrera and others.

WATCH: The 'Golden Age Of Hustlers' Comes To Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

From co-directors Silas Howard and Erin Greenwell comes "Golden Age Of Hustlers," a remake of an iconic song written by legendary punk transsexual cha...

Dear RuPaul: Tell Transphobia to 'Sashay Away'

Nico Lang | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

RuPaul, you're a force for so much good in the world. But continuing to ignore this issue will only further the animosity that many transgender people already feel toward your show and the example it sets for the community.

Trans Model Recalls The Terrifying Moment 'That Raised Her Consciousness' About The Community

Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender fashion model and advocate Geena Rocero recalled her experience of being detained in an airport because her passport still identified her...

Today's A Big Day For The Transgender Community

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, March 31, marks the annual celebration and recognition of the International Transgender Day Of Visibility. As issues surrounding transgende...

Laverne Cox Nabs Huge Honor

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox is slated to be honored at this year's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards with one of the event's top honors:...

RuPaul And 'Drag Race' Producers Respond To Claims Of 'Transphobia'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this month, popular reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" came under fire for the use of what some transgender individuals and activists claimed t...

The Transformation of AJ Young

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Peak Johnson

There was never a particular moment when AJ Young felt that he was supposed to be a guy, but it was more of a continual questioning why it was he felt uncomfortable around friends and family.

Maryland Notches Another Victory for LGBT Rights

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Gov. Martin O'Malley

That's the good news. But not every loving family with same-sex parents lives in a state where their legal rights are protected. And many transgender Americans live in the 32 states where they can still lawfully be denied a job or a home solely on the basis of their identity. That is not right. And those laws need to change.

The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Donald Rumsfeld to ADHD

Karin Badt | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Everyone should have a chance to do this," gushed my sister Katy Frissora, speaking about our week together at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece. "See documentaries from all over the world and talk to the directors afterwards. It makes you think. Plus, the Greeks are so wonderful!"

5 Places Trans People Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

The fashion industry has never been wary of pushing boundaries, including the boundaries of gender. Gender nonconformity is not only becoming commonplace in the fashion world but is now becoming the epicenter of high fashion and innovation.

The Anti-Gay Harlem Church Is About The Get A Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices

An anti-gay church is New York City is about to become the subject of several demonstrations by queer NYC advocacy organizations in response to its ve...

Join Janet Mock And Other Trans Women For International Women's Day Discussion

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In recognition of Women's History Month, transgender author and activist Janet Mock will host a Google Hangout this Wednesday, March 26, to celebrate ...

Jerry Springer Reacts To Backlash From Use Of The Word 'Tranny' On His Show

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Longtime television host Jerry Springer sat down with "TMZ Live" today to discuss the backlash surrounding his use of the word "tranny" on his program...

Jared Leto Reveals The Controversial Move He Considered Making At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In a new interview with the U.K.'s Evening Standard, Jared Leto revealed that he considered attending the 2014 Academy Awards dressed in drag as tribu...

Gays And 'Trannies' Should Be Banned From The Military, Pundit Says

Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay and lesbian service members have been able to serve openly since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in September 2011, but one notoriously righ...

Teacher Sparks Community Controversy After Coming Out As Transgender

Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A California teacher, who previously presented as a man, will return to school after spring break as a woman. The Fresno Bee is reporting that the...

The Inevitability of Transparency as the New Paradigm of Government

David K. Rehr | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Republicans have an incentive to embrace transparency because it will lead to more efficient government and they will have something "new" to campaign on. Frankly, just talking about balanced budgets and tax cuts do not have the same voter impact they have had in the 1980s.

Watch What Happens When A Lesbian Asks This Anti-Gay Church To Stone Her

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

When Jennifer Louise Lopez first saw the horrific anti-gay sign go up on The ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in her neighborhood in Harlem, she knew...