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Transgender Visibility

The Three C's I Experience When Coming Out As Trans

Leo Sheng | Posted 12.15.2014 | Teen
Leo Sheng

I feel like I owe it to those people to speak up and speak out, but I also owe it to myself to respect myself enough not to toss out my experiences carelessly. Like I said before, I'm cool with talking about gender. It's something that needs to be talked about.

Recognizing Transgender Awareness Week

Abbe Land | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

As a suicide-prevention organization, The Trevor Project knows how important it is for young people to feel accepted for who they are and know that someone out there cares about their future. That's why we're standing alongside national organizations, colleges, and communities nationwide to help raise the visibility of trans* people and the unique issues they face.

India Welcomes Its First Transgender News Anchor

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices

India's first transgender news anchor is already a star. Lotus News, a news station based out of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, first featured...

LOOK: We Asked Trans People To Send Pics Of Themselves And The Results Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with ...

Human Rights Are (Transgender) Soldier Rights

Captain Sage Fox | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Captain Sage Fox

While deployed to the Middle East as a white, male officer, I lived and worked as a member of the privileged majority. However, after acknowledging my female identity, I suddenly found myself in one of the most exclusive and marginalized clubs in the U.S.

Today's A Big Day For The Transgender Community

Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, March 31, marks the annual celebration and recognition of the International Transgender Day Of Visibility. As issues surrounding transgende...

5 Places Trans People Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren Lubin

The fashion industry has never been wary of pushing boundaries, including the boundaries of gender. Gender nonconformity is not only becoming commonplace in the fashion world but is now becoming the epicenter of high fashion and innovation.

A Paradigm Shift Without a Clutch

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

I told the students I have been with my partner Janis for 13 years, and that we have three young children. I never mentioned my transition or used the words "lesbian" or "transgender." I just let them draw their own conclusions. Then I asked if I might do an audience participation exercise.

Trans* Visibility at PrideFest St. Louis 2013

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Visibility is what the trans* community needs. It's a factor that is so paramount in our struggle for acceptance and our rights. Despite the rich history of PrideFest in Tower Grove Park, it's time that the trans* community take back to the streets and venues as we did in the past.

Responsibility And Liberty

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Recently I asked a number of transgender and cisgender friends the following: If a transgender person does something that may reflect badly on the trans community, is their personal freedom of expression more important than expectations to conform?

A Day in a Queer Life in the U.S.: Just One of the Guys

justin adkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgI'd gone to mixed martial arts training and boxed with cisgender guys, and no one had had any clue that I'd been designated as "female" at birth. I don't hide the fact that I'm transgender; I just don't see any reason to bring up my trans status with that group. Allow me to explain.

Building Bridges: 'The Vagina Monologues' At Winona State University

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

The co-directors of WSU's 11th annual production of The Vagina Monologues have included two original pieces: the story of a "genderqueer" person who struggles with their relationship with their vagina, and the story of a non-op trans* woman who wishes she had a vagina but cannot.

Trans* Invisibility

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

It's up to trans* people to be proactive and make certain that our individual and collective voices are heard loud and clear by the public and the media, and that we continue to be written into the record of queer history.

Improving Conversations About Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Just as telling my co-workers that I am transgender was necessary to making progress in my transition, opening better dialogue with would-be allies is necessary to making progress on transgender issues. Bridging the gap requires both sides to adjust how they do things.

Transgender In 2012: A HuffPost Live Discussion About Exposure, Understanding And The Media

Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Though HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's new livestreaming network, doesn't officially launch until Monday, August 13, it's already up and running ...

Transgender Day of Visibility Vs. Arizona's 'Bathroom Bill'

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Today is not only Easter for those of faith but also Transgender Day of Visibility, a day of positive reflection for the trans community. But many trans people prefer to remain in the shadows, and Arizona's "bathroom bill" will not not do anything to help them feel more welcomed in society.