On March 21, Vikki (she requested we use only her first name) proudly tweeted a pair of photos of herself for #BeforeAfterFriday. On the left, dated 2009, was a ruddy-cheeked, button-nosed dude sporting a newsboy cap, black T-shirt, and five o'clock shadow. On the right was present-day Vikki, resple ... More >>
Will Generation LGBTQIA redefine the workplace?
It was broad daylight, Kerri says, when she and a gay friend were stopped by a cop while walking down the street in Jackson Heights. "An officer walks out of the corner store and says [he] heard a report up the street that we were harassing somebody," Kerri said. When Kerri asked who made the report ... More >>
Yesterday, the group Transgender Legal Defense & Education announced that an insurance company has agreed to a settlement that will require it to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender person.Ida Hammer, 34, was born a man but has been living as a woman for the past several years. Acco ... More >>
New Yorkers are legally protected against discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, or disability -- which means people who fall under any of those categories cannot lose access to homes, jobs, and other services because of their racial, sexual, or physical identities. Currently, howe ... More >>
America's gender outlaw takes us on a wild tour of trans-formation
Gay guys who like straight guys who like guys dressed as girls
Trans activist Chloe Dzubilo--who was disoriented from medication and fell onto subway tracks two weeks ago--will not be forgotten. Her friends desperately want this message out: "We invite you to come together in the spirit by which Chloe lived her life--to invoke a world where artist/ac ... More >>
No, not Beyonce. REAL transsexuals.I hear Gaga's people were at Alannah Starr's transsexual party earlier this evening, rounding up girls to be in the lady's video, shooting in NYC next week. Top, that Britney.
Israel Luna's Ticked-off Trannies with Knives is the grindhouse homage about a group of transsexual club performers who get hit with acts of psychotic rage and carefully seek their revenge. The film made a huge brouhaha when GLAAD tried to get it pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival even th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 6, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 56 Life's Such a Drag, They'd Rather Switch by Charles W. Slack For the past five years or so, the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has been offering a change-of-sex service to certain carefully scree ... More >>
The Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (or the cute "GENDA" for short) is a bill that recently made its way through the state assembly, and is en route to being passed. The bill enhances protections against gender identity discrimination - say, for example, trans-gendered employees - wit ... More >>
Tranny chasers, this one's for you
As transgenders push for respect, a rift grows with traditional gay leadership
Call it a victory for fairness in Margaritaville. Khadijah Farmer, the lesbian patron who alleged that Caliente Cab Company ejected her from the restaurant because she appeared too masculine to use the women’s restroom, has settled her lawsuit against the West Village establishment. As part of ... More >>
Photo by Marla Maritzer Long aggressive in the use of shareholder resolutions to pressure corporations to assume socially responsible stances, the New York City Pension Funds took an unprecedented step toward workplace equality for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender employees on Tuesday. Comptro ... More >>
In this week's Queer Issue, writer Julia Reischel takes on the question of really, really young gay kids. Anymore, Reischel reports, plenty of parents are ready to say their children or transgender or gender-variant. Far fewer are ready to consider whether those kids might, at some point, turn out t ... More >>
An incremental approach to making gay life a little bit more fabulous
Gay adults like to say they were born that way. So where are the gay children? Everywhere? Fabulous, baby.
Fundraising parties for trans surgery are all the rage, but don't tell Kerry Downey that.
A circle of friends point toward the next battle for acceptance
The country's youngest transgender child is ready for school. But is school ready for her?
On the set of the groundbreaking transwoman-fucks-transman porno
Transgender characters did not fare well on television this year
Tristan takes a trip to a place where erotic communities come together
Remaking manhood in the genderqueer generation
Transman Seeks Sex Life
Transsexual Christina Madrazo Says She Was Raped by a Guard in an INS Detention Center. Now She's Suing the U.S. for $15 Million.
In Memory of Stonewall Warrior Sylvia Rivera
Five New York Girls Strive for Drag Divinity at the Miss Continental Pageant
And How a Feminist Learned to Overcome It
Case of Preoperative Woman Raped at Men's Homeless Facility Exemplifies City's Dilemma
Dismissed Dancers May Finally Get Their Day in Court
Transsexuals, Without the P.C.
Advocates Say Slurs Show Bias in Transgender Murder
Two Dads With a DifferenceNeither of Us Was Born Male