Mary J. Moss: Everyone Deserves a Seat at the Table

After another Transgender Day of Remembrance, and with Thanksgiving on its way, I hope for all of the kids who have come out as transgender that their families can also find a seat at the table for them.

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Janet Mason: Expanding Gender and Making It Roomier for All Of Us: three from Daylight Books

Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. I am over six feet tall and trained as a martial artist.

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Ed Coffin: You Don’t Care Who Won a Glamour Award, You’re Just a Transphobic Bigot

Let's be honest, people aren't concerned with who actually deserved the honor, they are clearly outraged by the fact that a trans woman grabbed the spotlight.

Read more: Poll, Caitlyn Jenner, Glamour Magazine, Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Transgender, Transgender Issues, Gay Voices, Gay Voices News

Nikki Araguz Loyd: Trans* Women Are Not Freakshows and Drag Queens: The Problem With the Transgender Umbrella

As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.

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Rocco Papa: Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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Trav Pittman: As A Trans Woman Of Color, I Should Only Have 4 Years Left To Live

Let's talk about education, let's talk about good, real data and how to get it, let's talk about calling trans and gender nonconforming people --  dead or alive -- by their proper names. If there's one thing my mom refusing to open her bills has taught me, it's that ignoring something doesn't make it go away.

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Sidney Chase: 5 Reasons Internet Fame Is Empty and Stupid

I am lucky for all that I have, but to those who chase the so called "internet fame," I sincerely advise you from my experience to look for something better.

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Grace Anne Stevens: My Transgender Life: Making Every Day Thanksgiving

It is hard to be thankful when you are not living your truth. It has taking me a long time to figure this out... and then some more time to do something about it.

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Cheryl Dumesnil: Be Brave

What takes more bravery than the choice to be yourself, to honor your truth, your intuition, over and over again, in the face of circumstances or people or surroundings that would rather you acted like someone else?

Read more: Be Brave, Be Yourself, Gay Voices, Cheryl Dumesnil, Personal Growth, Authentic Living, Martha Graham, Parenting, Inspiration, Good News, Inner Strength, Emotional Wellness, Women, Teens, Tweens, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Genderqueer, Gay Voices News

Homicides Of Transgender Women In U.S. Reach Alarming High

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning....

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