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Teen's Response To Being Told She Can't Bring Trans Boyfriend To Prom Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Anais Celini won't let her school's decision to not let her transgender boyfriend attend prom ruin their special night. Yesterday, The Huffington P...

Teen Couple Allegedly Blocked From Attending Prom Because One Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A teen couple at a New York high school is crying foul after allegedly being blocked from attending the prom together because one of them is transgend...

She Never Was a Boy

Karen Adams | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Karen Adams

Quickly my mind raced through the catalog of her interests, behaviors and clothing choices, and I saw how many clues I had missed. I saw my new daughter for the first time, through the actions of my nephew.

WATCH: North Carolina Teen Becomes School And State's First Transgender Homecoming King

Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina teen made local history after being crowned his state and school's first transgender homecoming king last week. As WCNC is report...

What Happened After His Sister Became His Brother

OWN | Posted 11.06.2013 | OWN

Back in 2007, "Oprah Show" viewers met a teenager named Jake. Jake was born as Julia and lived as a girl for 14 years, but said he always felt he was ...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be A Transgender Teen?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

In wake of the CW network developing a new show about the life of a transgender teenager, HuffPost Live sat down with several teens who identify as tr...

A Queen's Courage

Justine Valinotti | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

I've been told that I'm "brave" for transitioning from male to female. I usually tell people that I only did what I needed to do when I had no other choice. Even if that qualifies as courage, I have nothing on a young lady from Orange County, Calif.

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Transgender Boy Fights Doctor's Hormone Blocker Denial

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A 12-year-old transgender boy is fighting alongside his mother after a British medical practitioner denied his request for hormone blockers that would...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

We didn't just drag our feet. Instead we got fitted for cement shoes that kept us firmly planted in the middle of this state of denial, because quite frankly, we were too scared to admit out loud what we already knew in our hearts to be true.

Huge Breakthrough For California's Transgender Community

Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a groundbreaking bill which will allow transgender youth to use whatever bathroom and participate on whichever ...

Transgender Teen's Alleged Murder Rattles Jamaica's LGBT Community

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him ...

Feds To School District: You Must Protect Transgender Students

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

In the settlement of a complaint filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the federal government announced Wednesday that a California school ...

The Dance

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

No one batted an eye or let on in any way that they were affected by Sam's transition. And just as I began to breathe a sigh of relief, Sam made a simple request that challenged my internal fortitude more than I could have ever imagined.

WATCH: Bystanders React To Trans Teen Fighting With Father About Buying Prom Dress

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The ABC show "What Would You Do?" has tackled various gay and transgender issues in the past, such as coming out to unaccepting parents and transgende...

LOOK: 18 Kids Who Kick Way More Ass Than We Ever Did When We Were Their Ages

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The school year is coming to an end, so what better time to take a look at some of the amazing kids who have stood up and spoken out for lesbian, gay,...

Good News For Ohio Transgender Teen

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Great news for Chris Calderon-Perez: the 17-year-old Fostoria High School student has won the right to wear a girl's graduation robe to her 2013 comme...

WATCH Transgender Student Athletes Face Challenges

Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live recently hosted a conversation discussing the challenges that face transgender student athletes. School officials and students themselve...

After Prom Disaster, High School Now Poised To Humiliate Trans Student All Over Again

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Red Lion Area School District administrators in Pennsylvania refuse to read Issak Wolfe's assumed name at his 2013 graduation. The district has decide...

Student Group To Deliver Petition After All-Girl College Rejects Trans Student

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Calliope Wong, a transgender woman who was rejected as an applicant to Smith College, has inspired a petition with 4,000 signatures that will be del...

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...

12-Year-Old Transgender Girl On Her Desire To Be A Mom

Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Jazz, a 12-year-old transgender girl, spoke to HuffPost Live about her desire to become a mother in the future. "I want to be the mother of my own...

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...

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 Officials, Students Divided In Support Of Mississippi Transgender Student

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Students at a Batesville, Miss. high school are protesting because they believe that a transgender classmate is receiving “special treatment.” ...

Religion: Benefit, Hazard Or Both When It Comes To LGBT People?

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

There are a lot of people working hard and spending a lot of money to make religion a hazard to LGBT people. Many other people of faith may deeply disagree with that treatment. However, when people of faith stand idly by, faith will continue to be a more of a hazard than a benefit.