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Print Edition 2018-11-02 – QNotes

Exploring transgender voice training

Learning ways to alter one’s verbal communication sound

Using our voices and body language, we can advocate for ourselves, share joy and inspire others. But for many, particularly those in the transgender community, one’s voice and body can be sources of extreme discomfort or dysphoria.

A time to speak

Thoughts on compassion from a trans masculine person & fellow human being

I want to honor the lives destroyed because of hatred. I am watching grief-stricken as we become more divided and are less able to hear each other’s stories.

The trans community has our own memo — here it is

Commentary: Surviving in challenging times

On October 21, 2018, The New York Times reported that a memo had been circulated in the Department of Health and Human Services seeking to amend a law which protects against gender-based discrimination in any government-funded educational program.

Transgender legal issues and family law

Legal Eagles: How to deal with identity, marriage, parenting and divorce

Transgender women and men, and the families who love them, face legal issues unique to them. Simply obtaining the correct legal ID can be more of a challenge.

Transgender Awareness

A Time to Reflect on Those Lost and to Seek Out Resources

Observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Finding support. Shopping for gently-worn clothes.

They will rock you

An interview with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ stars Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Gwilym Lee

First things first, for all of those concerned about the way that Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality is depicted in the Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” you can relax.

Stress, cortisol and weight gain

Health & Wellness: Why chronic stress can make you fat

If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of health trends, it’s likely you’ve been hearing the current buzzwords “cortisol creates belly fat” and “cortisol causes muscle wasting and fat storage.”