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.
Living Trans, From Iran to New York City

Living Trans, From Iran to New York City

The up-and-coming actress tells The Advocate what it took to come out as trans at 37, offering a riveting tale of survival that took her from Iran to New York City.

Op-ed: The Dangers Inherent In Lifting the Trans Military Ban

Op-ed: The Dangers of Lifting the Trans Military Ban

Trouble awaits trans women who serve our nation as their authentic selves, says one who had to hide her true gender identity.

'I Am Cait' Through the Eyes of TV's First Trans Reality Star: Katelynn Cusanelli of MTV's 'Real World'

TV's First Trans Reality Star: Katelynn On Caitlyn

The first transgender woman to have cameras follow her every move was Katelynn — not Caitlyn — on MTV's The Real World.

I Am Jazz Jennings: 14, Transgender, and the Star of My Own Docu-series

I Am Jazz: 14, Trans, and the Star of My Own TLC Series

Transgender teenager Jazz Jennings has a new docu-series, I Am Jazz, airing on TLC.

STUDY: Discrimination to Blame for High HIV Rates, Poor Health Care for Trans People

STUDY: Bias Blamed for High HIV Rates Among Trans Women

A report by the World Health Organization says widespread discrimination against trans people is why the population has a high HIV rate and many don't receive adequate health care.

World Record Bodybuilder Comes Out as Trans

World Record Bodybuilder Comes Out as Trans

Fans who knew the champion bodybuilder as 'Kroc' now can call her Janae Marie Kroc, a transgender woman and self-described 'gender-fluid alpha male/girly girl lesbian in a male body.'

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