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Transgender Youth

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...

The Shopping Trip

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Toothpaste. Shampoo. Cat litter. Storage containers. Paper towels. Laundry detergent. The most basic of items, but in reality, five of these were decoys. But it wasn't what I was buying that made this shopping trip seem so surreal. It was the why.

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...

5 Places Trans People Exist

Lauren Lubin | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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.

Zach Galifianakis Helps Us Laugh in the Face of Death

Claire Fordham | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

I can usually find something negative to say about most people, but my friend Suzanne Krull Spruyt was that rare human who was loved and adored by ...

Transgender Activist Cecilia Gentili on Identity and Putting the 'T' Back in LGBT

Daniel Lyons | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Lyons

Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cecilia and hearing first hand how her story has unfolded.

Knock on Wood

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

I adopted that familiar incantation from my youth, using it on a daily basis as an insurance policy for the worries and fears I had for Sam that were accidentally spoken out loud.

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

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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.

One Small Question Can Have A Big Impact

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.05.2014 | College

One small question on the housing application form at Pitzer College in California can have a meaningful impact. The reason is not necessarily due to ...

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.

Do Schools Need To Learn a Lesson from... Facebook?

Julie Mencher | Posted 02.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Mencher

It's a brave new world where gender is concerned, but educators can do a world of good in helping some of the most vulnerable youth in their classrooms. They can even take a page out of Facebook's playbook.

Listening to Sahara

Sam Stiegler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sam Stiegler

I give the same answer to the countless cisgender teachers, administrators, parents, community members, etc. who have asked me, "How do we support trans students? What can I do to make schools better for them?" My advice always boils down to one message: Listen.

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...

Sharing the Bathroom With Someone Who's Transgender: What's Everyone So Afraid Of?

Chris Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

Two words: "men" and "ladies." When taken out of context, they're harmless. But when posted on the outside of a swinging door that might be used by someone who's transgender, they become catalysts for anxiety -- more so, it seems, for those who aren't transgender.

A Real, Honest Conversation Between a Gay African-American Man and a Transgender African-American Woman About the 'T' in the LGBT Family

Toni Newman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Over the holidays I had a photo shoot with renowned photographer Eric Scot. During the shoot we began to talk about being transgender, and Eric expressed that he fully supports the transgender community but has questions and concerns. We decided to sit down and film our conversation.

Why California's Fight For Transgender Student Rights Could Be Far From Over

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in Califo...

Celebrating The Beauty -- And Resilience -- Of Gender Non-Conforming Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Gender And Family Project presented its first annual benefit last night in an effort to celebrate the beauty and resilience of gender nonconformin...

Creating Trans-Friendly Workplaces: Congress Needs to Catch Up to Corporate America

Michael Ruderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Ruderman

Although we have a long way to go before we have truly trans-friendly workplaces, many of our nation's leading companies are taking important steps toward protecting trans employees in the absence of state and federal legislation. It's time that the federal government did its part.

Safe Schools for LGBTQ Youth

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

LGBTQ youth experience relentless physical and verbal harassment, and now, with online bullying, there is no escape. It is 24/7. If LGBTQ youth aren't safe at home, and they aren't safe in their place of worship, shouldn't they be safe at school?

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Jazz, 12 (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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The 7th Annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

The global trans movement has grown exponentially in the years since the campaign started, and the effort to move away from a pathology framework and toward one based on the affirmation of identity has been central to forging the path to liberation.

Standing Up for Tocarra

Tina Owen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tina Owen

The viewing was almost unbearable. The person who prepared Tocarra for the visitation must have looked only at what was between her legs to determine how to dress the body, and never considered what gender may have been in her heart. Things only got harder when the sermon began.

Our Stories Still Matter

Jay Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Brown

Our stories can give tomorrow's graduating senior or homecoming queen a sense of not being so alone. They can erase the assumptions that exist in the absence of knowledge. And while they can sometimes be difficult to tell, they can be powerful truths. Exceptionally powerful truths.

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.

Why Trans Homecoming Queen Should Be Celebrating But Instead Is 'So Distraught'

Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices

The transgender teen who made national headlines when she was crowned homecoming queen at her high school in Huntington Beach, Calif. has released an ...