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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.

The Media's Coverage of Transgender People: I'm Never Surprised

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

When a media outlet calls a trans woman a "man," I'm not surprised. When a website asks trans children questions about "the surgery," I'm not surprised. When a television network feels the need to include a trans person's "real name" in reporting, I'm not surprised.

My Gwyneth Paltrow 'Transvestite' Article Triggers a Social Media Meltdown

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I was stunned when I visited a transgender support site that had reposted my article. Hundreds of trans people were leaving comments attacking transvestites, cross dressers, drag queens and other fringe members of the trans community simply because they don't want to be associated with them.

WATCH: Transgender Porn Star Buck Angel's New Doc Is Set To Premiere At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Buck Angel, transgender porn star, filmmaker, speaker and transgender advocate, has released a new documentary titled “Mr. Angel.” The 68-minut...

Trans*-lation

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

"What exactly does it mean to be transgender? Why do they want to change their sex? Why can't they just be gay or lesbian?" These are some of the questions I so ignorantly used to think about transgender people. But I am a firm believer that ignorance must always be replaced by education.

Thank You, April Ashley!

Catherine Oliver | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Catherine Oliver

This woman is not only kind, blazingly intelligent, and caring but a forerunner for transgender rights, sex-reassignment surgery (SRS), and male-to-female (MTF) transition. She was the first Briton to undergo SRS and faced terrible complications that nearly led to her death.

A Deafening Silence

Alexandra Billings | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

I never purposely deceived people. I wanted to live in this new body I was constructing because for the first time in my life, my reflection was starting to match my spirit. I couldn't have been happier, and I wanted to tell the world about it.

Man In Morning, Woman At Night? Rare Syndrome Described By Scientist

| Gary Stix | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

A graduate student of famed neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran has found a group of men and women who report that their sexual identity can swit...

Transgender Student Files Complaint After Being Denied R.A. Post In Men's Dorm

Posted 03.23.2012 | Gay Voices

An Ohio-based transgender college student has filed a discrimination complaint against his university for assigning him to a women's dormitory for the...

Wrestling With The Church As An African-American Transgender Woman

Toni Newman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

I am an African-American transgender woman and will always be true to myself. I strongly disagree that I am out of the will of God. I believe that the truth I live in is a truth that God demands of us.

Transgender Rights Advocates Concerned Over Canadian Air Travel Regulations On Gender And Appearance

Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices

A number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates and media outlets are expressing concern over recent Canadian air travel re...

Trans 101: A Primer For The Ignorant And The Intolerant

Valerie Keefe | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

I hate to go back to Trans 101 material after earlier having been able to use words as complicated as "cissexist" without any explanation, but I want there to be no doubt as to what I'm talking about among people who don't know better or don't want to know better.

Characteristics of a Transgender Person

Chris Tina Bruce | Posted 03.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Tina Bruce

It is highly likely that you have passed a transgender person on the street, at the grocery store, in the bank, at the gym, and, yes, even in a public restroom, without even knowing that that person was transgender.

Why Transgender Identity Matters

Rebecca Juro | Posted 01.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

Those who saw Ed Shultz's segment and took it as accurate and representative of the reality of transgender lives would likely be led to believe that all transgender people are gay, that being transgender is just another form of homosexuality.

Treating Society's Gender Anxiety

Laverne Cox | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

What if our entire culture, our entire society is experiencing a collective gender anxiety? What if the way society calms that anxiety is by objectifying and stigmatizing transgender and gender-nonconforming people?

Chaz Bono's Place In History

Erica Keppler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Erica Keppler

The true test for Chaz will be whether he can be seen regularly before a broad American audience in a capacity that has nothing to do with being a transgender man. If he can do that, he will be a pivotal figure in transgender history.

Chaz Bono Joins Dancing With the Stars: Will This Impact the Public's Perception of the Transgender Community?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Will Chaz Bono's gig on Dancing with the Stars offend some people? Most definitely. What's more important is the courage that Chaz lends and will continue to lend to others who haven't yet gained the courage to be themselves.