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Transgender Rights

A Political Breakthrough For Pakistan's Transgender Community

Agence France Presse | Khurram Shahzad | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Stereotyped as dancers, beggars and prostitutes, Pakistan's vibrant but shunned transgender community is striking out into politics with individuals c...

Transgender Woman Banned From Grocery Store After Using Women's Restroom

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

LEWISTON, Idaho -- A transgender woman was banned from a western Idaho grocery store after customers complained she used the women's restroom, police ...

WATCH: 'Gwissues' Tackles The Arizona Transgender Bathroom Bill

Howard Bragman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

I and my guest panelists Masen Davis (Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center), Cristan Williams (Director of the Transgender Foundation of America) and Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh discuss how the transgender community will be affected by Kavanagh's new bill.

Anger Management For A Movement

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This week I had one of those productive conversations on transgender issues with a manager. She confessed that she had deliberately steered away from reading about these issues in the past, though not from squeamishness but because "both sides just seem so angry all the time."

D.C. Homeless Shelter Sued For Turning Away Transgender Women

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.12.2013 | DC

A D.C. homeless shelter for women is being sued for discrimination practices after refusing to admit two transgender women, according to the Washingto...

We Need To Give Up Transphobia

Nico Lang | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

My name is Nico Lang, and I used to be transphobic. I never thought about myself that way. I thought that my emotions were normal and valid, feeling justified in my passive disgust for trans bodies.

UFC Heavyweight Slams Transgender Fighter As 'Sociopathic, Disgusting Freak'

Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight has been suspended after he fired off a shocking missive at a transgender mixed martial arts (MMA)...

Transgender Teen Wins Right To Wear Dress, Heels To Prom

Posted 04.05.2013 | Gay Voices

EDITOR'S NOTE: Though some media reports have used male pronouns to refer to Tony Zamazal, The Huffington Post editorial policy is to use the preferre...

HRC And My Marriage

Jay Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Brown

My wife Kendra and I are acutely aware of the glacial speed with which HRC came to embrace the "T" in "LGBT." But since 2007 -- and even before then -- HRC has done more for transgender Americans than they're ever credited with doing.

Michelangelo Signorile

Arizona Rep Says Bathroom Bill Will Prevent 'Transgender Ruse' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Arizona state legislator who received national attention for promoting a harsh anti-transgender bill aimed at prosecuting transgender people for u...

Annual Event Honoring Transgender Advocates Kicks Off In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Trans 100, an annual celebration of transgender advocates, kicked off March 31 in Chicago. The inaugural Trans 100 list was created with the inten...

No Loo For You: Not Just A Trans Issue!

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Arizona's proposed bill that would allow businesses to deny restroom entry to anyone suspected of being transgender -- or if they just don't like how masculine or feminine you are -- is another illustration of how important it is for the LGB community to stand with our trans brothers and sisters.

Why Arizona's Bathroom Bill Is Unconstitutional

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Last night the Arizona House Appropriations Committee passed a new version of the notorious "Bathroom Bill." It isn't hard to see how this bill has potential for extreme abuse.

KOKUMỌ: Transgender Recording Artist and Activist Talks About Her New EP and What Empowerment for T.G.I. People of Color Means

Laverne Cox | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

"I am a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I'm from the South side of Chicago. You know from a lower-middle-class family. I'm dark skinned. I'm plus-sized. I'm afro-centric and therefore I'm marginalized even within the margins."

Oregon High School's Groundbreaking Move For Transgender Students

Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

An Oregon high school is being praised after creating gender-neutral restrooms for its transgender students and staff. As The Oregonian is reporti...

Hulk Hogan Sounds Off On Transgender MMA Fighter Controversy

Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Hulk Hogan has sounded off on the recent controversy surrounding mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Fallon Fox, who came out as transgender earlier this...

Was Transgender Teacher Being Harassed Prior To Her Death?

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

New speculation is surrounding the death of a British primary school teacher who came out to her students as a transgender woman last year. Jane F...

Transgender Primary School Teacher Found Dead

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The British primary school teacher who made headlines in 2012 after announcing she was transgender in a letter delivered to parents has died. The ...

Transgender Student Not Female Enough For Women's College

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

An exclusive, women's liberal arts college has rejected a transgender applicant because a government financial aid document still registers her as mal...

Bathroom Ban For Transgender Girl Ignites Discrimination Debate

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

Coy Mathis, a Colorado transgender first-grader, has been stirring up debate over anti-discrimination laws since her elementary school stopped letting...

Transgender Golf Champ Has Eyes On The Prize -- At Age 62

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A Canadian golfer is hoping to become the first transgender woman to compete in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). As Postmedia News...

NY Post's 'Anti-Transgender Coverage' Prompts Organization To Deny Press Passes

Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

One venerable publication won't be among the many media outlets assembled on the red carpet at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards in New York March 16. G...

No Longer at Zero: An Update on ENDA

Mara Keisling | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

As we face a new Congress with our rapidly growing power and a quickly filling armamentarium of legal remedies, we need to make sure that ENDA, when it passes in a few years, moves our rights forward. We are no longer powerless mendicants. We are no longer starting from zero.

Meeting Sam's Teachers

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

As I shake the science instructor's calloused hand I hope he really understands. Did he take it to heart when I described how gut wrenching it is for Sam to hear the words, "Pick a lab partner"? How hard it is to be put in that position? The odd man out because nobody wants to be paired with that kid who "...used to be a girl."

School Refuses To Mediate With Transgender Girl Banned From Bathroom

Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver

The family of a 6-year-old transgender Colorado girl who was banned from using her school's girls' bathroom are disappointed that the school district ...