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'But How Do You Know You're a Man?': On Trans People, Narrative and Trust

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

Manhood is an accomplishment, an internal need and quest, for both cis and trans men. When we acknowledge this, the necessity and intelligibilty of questions like "But how do you know?" fades away. Seeing this will help dismantle one of the structuring cultural approaches to transgender people: mistrust.

One Small Question Can Have A Big Impact

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.05.2014 | College

One small question on the housing application form at Pitzer College in California can have a meaningful impact. The reason is not necessarily due to ...

'Drag Race' Star Speaks Out On Ellen's Liza Minnelli Joke

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Following Sunday night's 2014 Academy Awards, host Ellen DeGeneres landed herself in hot water for what some perceived as a transphobic joke aimed at ...

WATCH: The Joke Ellen Delivered At The Oscars That Has Some People Pissed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Ellen DeGeneres took to the stage last night to host the 2014 Academy Awards and one joke made by the comedian about actress Liza Minnelli has some pe...

It Turns Out My Partner Is a Woman, So What Does That Make Me?

Jason Rozek | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rozek

Eight months ago I pulled a bra out of the washing machine for the first time since breaking up with my college girlfriend and loudly coming out of the closet as a gay man a decade earlier. This bra belonged to someone I would have called my boyfriend a week earlier, before she came out to me as a transgender woman.

WATCH: Being Transgender On A Global Level

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

On the eve of Zero Discrimination Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) have re...

5 Places Trans People Don't Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.

I'm Trans* and I Have a Right to Date However I Want (Even If It's Not Heteronormative)

J Mase III | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

I deserve to have someone(s) in my life that is EXCITED to hold my hand and maybe even, gasp, KISS me in public. ('cause I'm kind of awesome.)

What I Learned From Transgender Students

John O'Connor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
John O'Connor

These youth know how difficult the task at hand is. Understanding what it means to be transgender is new for many people in our society and can be confusing. That's not surprising, because many people are unaware of the issues transgender people face.

Michelangelo Signorile

CeCe Says: Transgender Activist Recalls Brutal Details Of Hate Attack, Manslaughter Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices

CeCe McDonald left prison last month after serving 19 months of a 41-month sentence, having been convicted of second degree manslaughter — in a plea...

Jill Soloway's Transparent, the Blue Meth of Amazon's Pilot Season

Rolla Selbak | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

As a filmmaker who gets desensitized by writing formulas and stock characters, I can honestly say this is probably the most addictive pilot I have ever seen.

As a Trans Person, Facebook is One of the Only Places I Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

Facebook's massive gender inclusion turned my once invisible presence in this world into something visible. I now existed. It was quite surreal.

Facebook's Gender Identities

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

As expected, there was a rush of praise from the LGBT community, and condemnation from Fox News and its reactionary brethren. On further analysis, I believe this is significant progress yet not as momentous a change as some imagine.

Michelangelo Signorile

Vladimir Vs. Vladimir: Italian Transgender Activist And Ex-MP Recalls Russian Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

“The second time, I was very afraid,” said former Italian member of parliament Vladimir Luxuria, about her detention in Sochi, Russia after she de...

WATCH: Janet Mock Goes Head-To-Head With Stephen Colbert

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and writer Janet Mock stopped by "The Colbert Report" last night to discuss issues affecting the transgender community, her new b...

50 Shades of Control: Facebook Knows Best?

Brian Stone | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

While Facebook is enjoying their good (and bad) PR from this bit, I wouldn't start building them a float for the pride parade. Fill out your gender however you like, but don't forget that this is just another marketing ploy.

Olympic Committee's Surprise Response To Transgender Activist Being Detained

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, sayin...

Mallika Rao

Kvetching With The Cast Of Everyone's New Favorite Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.19.2014 | TV

There's possibly never been a single episode of TV so talked about as Amazon's new pilot "Transparent." Jeffrey Tambor stars as the head of a co...

Why Gay Rights and Trans Rights Should Be Separated

Tyler Curry | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

There is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and it can't be expected that one movement will equally serve both groups. Transgender people still suffer from the bullying, discrimination and injustice from which many gays and lesbians have long since moved on. Now, more than ever, it's time for the LGB to start championing the "T."

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.

How LGBT Organizations Can Be Better Transgender Advocates

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

As we win marriage equality, the focus of the right wing is shifting to "religious liberty" and anti-transgender legislation. Organizations will have to become more competent with transgender issues while figuring out how to raise money to advocate on the same.

The Relevance of San Francisco's Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

John Lewis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

We must remember that discrimination in any aspect of our lives and against any members of the community affects us all.

Speaking for Ourselves

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last week we saw the Janet Mock/Piers Morgan saga degenerate into a situation where both protagonists ended up speaking past one another. Still, I believe that however difficult it has been for everyone involved, it is ultimately all for the good.

WATCH: Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Father's Gender Policing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender activist and writer Janet Mock stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss her new book, "Redefining Realness," as well as her life and expe...

Father of Transgender Teen Celebrates Historic Victory

Wayne Maines | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Transgender children across the nation have taught me that real change requires more than courage. It also requires action. Without action their courage often goes unnoticed.