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Transgender Women of Color

Can There Be Meaningful #JusticeforJane?

Chase Strangio | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

A 16-year-old transgender girl spent 77 days alone in a Connecticut prison without ever being convicted of, or even charged with, a crime. Known publicly as "Jane Doe" because she is a minor, she sat alone in the York Correctional Institution, a high-security prison in Niantic, Connecticut, for two and a half months.

Join Janet Mock And Other Trans Women For International Women's Day Discussion

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices

In recognition of Women's History Month, transgender author and activist Janet Mock will host a Google Hangout this Wednesday, March 26, to celebrate ...

From Homeless to Hopeful: How a Trans Woman of Color Found Her Path (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-06-imfromdriftwoodangelalouissmall.pngAngela's story is a message of how important it is for parents to love and support their children, but also how it's never too late to change your life for the better.

Islan Nettles' Murder: It Couldn't Have Been Me

J Mase III | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

What happened to Islan would not have happened to me. As a trans person of color, it would be really easy for me to say that it could have, but the reality is that even though many of my FTM friends and colleagues are at risk, we are still less likely to be murdered than trans women.

Are Queer Women Leaving Trans Women Behind?

Alex Berg | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Berg

I don't count any transgender women among my close LGBTQ and feminist friends. I'm not proud of that. I'm also not alone.

LOOK: Vigil Held For Brutally Slain Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Friends and family of Diamond Williams, a transgender woman in the Strawberry Mansion area of Philadelphia, gathered last night at Love Park for a Vig...

WATCH: Janet Mock Discusses Struggles Trans People Face On A Daily Basis

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Writer and transgender advocate Janet Mock recently joined HuffPost Live to chat with Marc Lamont Hill about barriers that transgender people face in ...

WATCH: New Documentary Highlights Death Of Slain Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices

In November of 2011, Detroit Police identified a burned torso that was found on Detroit's east side, belonging to 19-year-old Shelley Hilliard, a tran...

It Really Isn't Getting Better For Some Trans Women

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

We are a violent, sexist society, and there is much work that needs to be done to reduce the violence. Being black and trans may compound the risk, but it is already shameful that our country throws up its hands to the violence endemic in our society.

Tolerance, Respect And Acceptance: The Transgender Person's Daily Fight For Equality

Toni Newman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

I am a proud African-American trans woman, and my goal is to show society that transgender people are intelligent, creative and hardworking individuals who need equal opportunity to succeed. We are not asking for special considerations, just equal rights in a democratic society.

WATCH: Monica Beverly Hillz Opens Up About Life Before 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Randall Jenson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

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Where Is Sage Smith?

Daryl C. Hannah | Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Daryl C. Hannah

To call the media's silence on Sage Smith's story deafening would be an understatement. That someone's son or daughter, trans-identified or not, can go missing from their family for nearly 20 days and there be no national or even local outcry is more than enraging; it's terrifying.

Why Centering Race In Transgender Advocacy Is Key To Equality For All

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

While trans folks celebrate recent gains, we cannot forget that trans people of color have limited access to those gains. If striving for the equal recognition of all trans people is our goal, then the steps that ensure the longevity of trans people of color cannot remain secondary.

A Rallying Cry For CeCe, Paige, And Trans Women Everywhere: Your Lives Matter

Janet Mock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Janet Mock

I will never be silent just because the topic of gender identity and race are uncomfortable. CeCe McDonald, Paige Clay, and other trans women of color are human beings first, and when we turn a blind eye to injustice, we close our hearts and minds on ourselves.

The Inseparable Link Between Discrimination, Economic Injustice, And Anti-Transgender Violence

Peggy Shorey | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Peggy Shorey

Deoni Jones was 23 years old, fatally stabbed while waiting at a bus stop in Washington, D.C. Police say they have no evidence that this particular stabbing was related to her gender identity. Regardless, she was one of too many transgender women violently killed.