Transgender

Read the latest news about transgender issues. Learn more about how transgender public figures, including Chelsea Manning, Isis King, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Lana Wachowski, Candis Cayne, Carmen Carrera, and Alexis Arquette, are shaping and pushing forward the agenda of the LGBT rights movement. Whether it’s in the spheres of entertainment, politics, education, media, government, or international or local coverage, The Advocate is the leading source for news that is important to transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals around the world.
Cathy Brennan Sues AfterEllen for Defamation

Infamous Lesbian Attorney Sues AfterEllen for Defamation

Radical feminist activist, blogger, and attorney Cathy Brennan claims a San Francisco writer 'maligned' her in an online post about MichFest, lesbians, and trans women.

WATCH: Best Moments From Laverne Cox’s TimesTalks

The Best Moments From Laverne Cox’s TimesTalks

The trans actress spoke to The New York Times on a host of topics, the likes of which include her new documentary Free CeCe and the injustices trans women of color face in America.

Number 19: Trans Woman Killed Near Chicago in March

Number 19: Trans Woman Killed Near Chicago in March

Keyshia Blige, who died in a shooting in a Chicago suburb in March, has become the 19th confirmed transgender woman killed in the U.S. this year.

South Dakota Legislator Wants to Look at Transgender Students' Genitals

Show Me Your Genitals Before You Play Ball

A South Dakota legislator wants transgender athletes to show their birth certificate and undergo a genital exam before they can compete.

U.S. Transgender Military Ban to End in May

U.S. Transgender Military Ban Could Fall in May

A new memo from the Department of Defense reportedly lays out a prospective timeline that would allow transgender Americans to serve openly by May 27.

Can Dr. Drew Capture the Trans Experience?

Can Dr. Drew Capture the Trans Experience?

The HLN cable TV host is devoting two nights of his show to a panel discussion of the 'lives, loves, and discrimination' experienced by transgender Americans.

Inside Scoop on I Am Cait Ratings: 'Impressive,' 'Really Strong,' and Steady

I Am Cait Ratings: 'Impressive,' 'Really Strong,' and Steady

Caitlyn Jenner's highly-praised docu-series is at a critical juncture with three episodes left in the season and no firm commitment for more.

WATCH: Janet Mock's Powerful Response to Murders of Trans Women

Janet Mock On Why Trans Lives Matter, So #SayHerName

The 18 transgender women killed this year 'had value, had purposes, and were loved,' Mock affirms. 'And they will be missed.'

What's Really 'Filthy, Disgusting, and Unsafe' About Houston's Transphobic Radio Ad

This Transphobic Ad Is 'Filthy, Disgusting and Unsafe'

Right-wing opponents of equal accommodation in Houston are pulling out all the stops (for basic decency) in advance of a November vote on the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

Kentucky’s Largest School District Adds Trans Protections Following 'Bathroom Bill' Defeat

Kentucky School District Finally Adds Trans Protections

Only one of the seven school board members voted against the new policy, over questions of administration input and enforcement.

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