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.
Florida Man Charged with Murder for Transgender Woman India Clarke's Death

Florida Man Charged With Murder in Trans Woman's Death

Keith Gaillard, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm for the death of India Clarke, a 25-year-old transgender woman of color in Tampa.

Op-ed: Why This Trans Woman Doesn't Want to Ban Drag, But Say 'Thank You'

Op-ed: Don't Ban Drag, Say 'Thank You' Instead

The controversial decision to exclude drag performers from a pride festival in Scotland raised not only eyebrows but also the ire of a transgender writer who credits drag with inspiring her transition.

Amanda Lepore's New Album Remixes Her Greatest Hits

Amanda Lepore Remixes Her Greatest Hits

The transgender singer says the remixes in I... Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions bring 'new life' to classics like 'My Hair Looks Fierce.'

The True Meaning of the Word 'Cisgender'

The True Meaning of the Word 'Cisgender'

It's not complicated: Cisgender is the opposite of transgender.

Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan to Improve LGBT Safety

Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan to Improve LGBT Safety

The plan, which includes a proposal for gender-neutral restrooms in city buildings, comes in response to an uptick in hate crimes.

U.S. Military's Transgender Ban Begins to Fall Monday

Monday Marks Beginning of the End for Trans Military Ban

The Pentagon's working group tasked with rescinding the military's long-standing ban on service by openly transgender Americans will hold its first meeting Monday.

Living Trans, From Iran to New York City

Living Trans, From Iran to New York City

Up-and-coming actress Pooya Mohseni 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.

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