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What it Means to Be Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. In many of my more than 400 public presentations about being transgender, I have borrowed an old, but relevant, statement – If you ask 100 transgender people what it means to be transgender, you will get 103 different answers. This is …

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Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Work-Family Issues for Same-Sex Couples

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage a standard across the U.S. That event was a watershed moment for the LGBT rights movement. While it has certainly resulted in backlash (e.g., North Carolina’s …

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Michael Jackson Thought Prince Was A ‘Meanie,’ According To Will.I.Am

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. Michael Jackson and Prince might fall close to each other in your iTunes library, but in real life, the two kept their distance. Just ask Will.i.am.  Jackson befriended the Black Eyed Peas singer later on in his career and the two reportedly developed “a pretty …

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Please Stop Calling This Our “I Have a Dream” Moment

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. Like everyone else, I’ve seen Attorney General Lynch’s statement and press conference regarding the Justice Department’s decision to sue North Carolina over HB2. And like a lot of people, I was incredibly happy to see not only that the government is …

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This Is It, Every Time.

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. I take a deep breath, tuck my chin down, open the door and slip quickly inside. I hope nobody is in there; I hope nobody comes in. I glance around anxiously. The anxiety fills my already full insides. I hate this …

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Thousands Come Together To Celebrate Queerness And Community At DragCon

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. Last weekend, over 22,000 entertainers, artists, fans and queers from around the world descended upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for the second annual convention dedicated to the art of drag and queer performance, RuPaul’s DragCon. The two days of festivities …

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Azealia Banks’ Twitter Deactivated After Racist And Homophobic Tweets

This post originally published by Huffington Post Queer Voices. Azealia Banks is no longer on Twitter.   The controversial rapper’s account — @azealiabanks — was deactivated Thursday after she posted a series of offensive tweets aimed at singer Zayn Malik that included homophobic and racial slurs.  Twitter users were calling for …

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