Ashland Johnson: Carolina for the Equality Win

You can tell a lot about a team by how hard they work on on the field and how well they treat their fans. The Carolina Panthers are winning in both categories.

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Bethany Grace Howe: How Can I Be Transgender? I’m Not Miserable and Depressed

The stereotype of the unhappy transgender person is everywhere. It certainly makes good TV, and no one ever made a magazine cover saying, "Hello, I'm relentlessly content."

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Sonia Chang-Díaz: #TransBillMA: Making Transgender Equality a Mass. Reality

As a state senator serving the Second Suffolk District of Massachusetts, I go to work every day at the State House, located in the heart of Boston on ...

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Cherno Biko: Black Trans Lives Matter, Too

I dream a world in which all black lives matter. The role of the black queer and trans prophets leading this struggle for liberation is to usher in a new world order full of love, beauty, compassion and empathy.

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Charlize Veritas: Coming Out to Your Partner as Transgender

If you're transgender and you're not telling your partner, you are not living a true relationship. You are lying to them. Think about this: If they don't love you for who you really are, then they don't really love you.

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Chaz Bono Busts A Big Myth About Being Transgender

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Sue Kerr: 117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

While we can certainly tease out some common terms, this shows that there is no monolithic LGBTQ identity -- if we only listen to what people have to say.

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Stephanie Mott: 10 Steps to Winning the Transgender Bathroom "Debate"

There is no right way or wrong way to be trans. The only thing that counts is that we work together and unite our strengths.

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Corey Prachniak: Hey, Politicos: Let’s Talk About Trans Health

Many challenges the community faces are analogous to the problems faced by other vulnerable populations. Transgender people report high rates of poverty and homelessness, delay of medical treatment due to lack of funds, and a high burden of HIV.

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Grace Anne Stevens: My Transgender Life: Anniversary

I have no idea how I write and create these blogs, or from where they are channeled. Inspirations happen randomly out of my day-to-day life, my interaction with others -- from something I hear or see on the radio or TV or in a book or a magazine.

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