Michael Cade Hughes: A Letter to Myself As a Trans Teenager

These next few years, as hard as they might be for you, will pass quickly. I know you want to end it all right now; I know you feel like it’s the only thing that will stop the pain. But you have NO idea how wonderful the future is going to be!

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Shelley Zalis: Take the High Road With Lizzie Velasquez: Inspiration from SXSW 2015

As I stood up to address the group, including Lizzie's parents and brother, I had trouble putting together a sentence. And I'm never speechless. Actions do speak louder than words, and when I first learned about what Lizzie was doing for women and … [Continue reading]

Sue Scheff: Cyberbullying Is Not a Joke: Celebrities and Public Figures Can Make a Difference

Sadly, we live in a culture of digital cruelty that no one is immune to. Whether you are a celebrity, the child of a sports figure, or an average person trying to get through life -- you can be struck down by the emotional keystrokes of … [Continue reading]

Brynn Tannehill: A Christian Oligarchy to Call Our Own

The disparity in power between a corporation and its employees is huge, and only widening. Now imagine they have both the ability to enforce their religious beliefs on its employees and control the government. Read more: Lgbt, LGBT … [Continue reading]

When It Comes To Trans Issues, This Unearthed Clip Shows Dolly Parton Character Was A Trailblazer

Dolly Parton has long been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community -- even before it was trendy -- and the above th... Read more: Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton Lgbt, Dolly Parton Transgender, LGBT Issues, … [Continue reading]

Damon Young: It's Great Mo'ne Davis Had It In Her To Forgive That Guy. But Still, F**k That Guy.

There's nothing to be happy about -- no feel-good takeaways -- when a middle school girl gets insulted by a man and has to speak up for him so he can continue a baseball career no one gives a fuck about. She is not supposed to be anyone's savior or … [Continue reading]

How to Find True Intimacy in a Relationship

For intimacy to thrive, we must learn to live. One of the hardest things anyone can do is to show themselves for who they truly are. In today’s society, we’re all about the artificial shell. We want people to believe something about us, … [Continue reading]

Woman Sues Planet Fitness For Not Letting Her Be Transphobic

Planet Fitness is facing a lawsuit for not being discriminatory. Really. Yvette Cormier, whose membership at a Planet Fitness in Midland, Michigan... Read more: Planet Fitness, Transphobia, Transgender, Yvette-Cormier, Gay Voices News … [Continue reading]

Pamela Madsen: How Loving A Transgender Man In My 50s Changed My Life

For most of my life, I identified as 'straight'. I married young and had kids. Then I met Mac. Mac was my earthquake. Loving a transgender man has rewired my brain and changed how I look at sexuality and the world. Read more: … [Continue reading]

How To Handle A Straight Girl Who’s In Love With You

Straight women and gay guys have been together since Egyptian times. You know a bunch of straight dudes did not take the time to bead Cleopatra’s headdress. It’s a coupling that’s as natural as bees and honey. We’re nurturers … [Continue reading]