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Transgender Transition

The Transgender Tipping Point Within: Reaching Impact as a Trial Lawyer

Zoe Dolan | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

Unraveling my feelings revealed the question they had obscured, which was the same one any lawyer may be asked: How have your experiences made you into who you are, and how has your identity impacted your practice of law?

I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love

Andy Marra | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

Drew has helped me truly accept that I am loveworthy, deserving of being loved for all of who I am. He has shown me that I have been and always will be more than enough for someone.

Veronica Jones

Trevor Martin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

Jonathon was perched atop the Pyramid skyscraper. The whistling gusts and swirling rain were of no consequence to him. He was unshakably focused on ...

Pi Lambda Phi Has a 'Sister'?

Juliet Owen | Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Juliet Owen

In December 2011 she informed Ian Lowe, Executive Director of Pi Lambda Phi, that although she had been initiated into the fraternity as a male (in alignment with the fraternity's policies and guidelines), she now identified as a transgender woman and was in process of transitioning.

Why Don Ennis Hasn't Failed

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

A person's decision to transition -- or to retreat from such a transition -- is in no way an indication of success or failure, or fitness to live in one role or another.

Progress and Passing: 10 Months on T

Lucas Waldron | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Learning how to be male in a hyper-gendered world is confusing, to say the least. Some of the basic life skills that boys learn -- bathroom etiquette, how to measure pants sizes, barbershop terminology -- are the subject of my Google searches.

The Choice That Isn't

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I have seen cases where the same people who would advise lesbians and gays to come out and be themselves counsel transgender people to stay in the closet because being transgender is so socially stigmatized, or for the sake of everyone else in the transgender person's life.

'Are You a Boy?'

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It was an awkward time in my transition, when questions like this one were just beginning to become an expected part of my day, although seldom as innocent and honest as was the question on this day. After a few seconds, I stopped and turned to the boy and asked, "What do you think?"

10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started My Transition

Annika Penelope | Posted 04.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Annika Penelope

Two years and 4,860 pills later, I now realize how little I actually understood about transitioning back in February 2011. There were so many aspects of transitioning and being treated like a woman in society that I was totally unprepared for.

Transition Deconstructed

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

As it happened, coming out as trans to my spouse was wrenching for both of us, and it took the better part of six months for each of us to convince the other that we didn't want to leave. We were going to give it our best shot, whatever came.

10 Years After

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I'm writing about my transition not only because a 10th anniversary seems an appropriate time to do so but because a friend of mine, Professor Joy Ladin of Yeshiva University, is undergoing a public trial by fire regarding her transition.

Is the Transgender Person's Transition Process Selfish?

Chris Tina Bruce | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Tina Bruce

Just as it takes transgender people years to accept themselves, they must also allow a reasonable period of time for family and friends to adjust. Expecting anything else can be very self-centered and selfish.

WATCH: Documenting My Transition: Week 6 On Testosterone

Blake Owen Middleton, Jr. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Blake Owen Middleton, Jr.

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