Identity

The Trans Rights Revolution

The Trans Rights Revolution

This is a video chat on HuffPost Live featuring trans advocate Julian Melson, musician Alex Davis and HuffPost Gay Voices editor Noah Michaelson, discussing the current state of trans rights, transitioning in the public eye, and LGBT equality.

Radio Gives Voice to India’s Transgender Community

Radio Gives Voice to India’s Transgender Community

Determined to combat discrimination and alienation, a transgender community in India is creating its own media to amplify its voice. It’s Thursday morning in Bangalore, a city in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Community reporter Christy Raj, 27, is hurrying to finish work before 12:30 p.m., the hour when “Yaaru Ivaru” begins on Radio […]

Transgenderism More Likely in Military, Study Finds

Transgenderism More Likely in Military, Study Finds

The study by psychologist George Brown follows up on his 1988 paper, “Transsexuals in the Military: Flight Into Hypermasculinity,” which relied on interviews with 11 service members who identify as male-to-female transgender, meaning that they were born as biological males but identify as female. Many prefer the umbrella term transgender over the more narrow descriptor […]

A Mom Becomes a Man, And a Family Sticks Together

A Mom Becomes a Man, And a Family Sticks Together

This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. But they solved it as a family, in a way that kept […]