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.
Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults
April 10 2014 6:24 PM ET

Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults

Parker Marie Molloy

Following a January confrontation with a staff member, a transgender teenager has been moved from DCF custody to an adult prison despite not being charged.

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War
April 10 2014 11:35 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War

Rebecca Juro

Some might think the casual use of certain words relating to transgender women is harmless, but these words carry incredible weight.

WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Transgender
April 09 2014 11:44 AM ET

WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Trans

Parker Marie Molloy

A Texas teacher has been suspended after a parent complained about her transgender status.

A Transgender Blessing
April 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

A Transgender Blessing

Max Strassfeld

When Jewish tradition is steeped in gender roles, how does a transgender Jewish person mark their own gender confirmation procedures?

Advertising Watchdog Organization Under Fire for Its Own Transphobic Ad
April 08 2014 6:30 PM ET April 09 2014 11:15 AM ET

WATCH: Advertising Watchdog Organization Under Fire for Transphobia

Parker Marie Molloy

A nonprofit advertising watchdog group has released a video campaign to warn consumers about deceptive advertising, featuring a trans woman as an example of deception.

WATCH: Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use at N.C. College Lays Out Her Demands
April 08 2014 4:06 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use Responds

Parker Marie Molloy

After being mocked by security guards, escorted off campus, and suspended, a North Carolina trans woman asks for an apology, policy changes, and sensitivity training.

Trans Man's Widow Wins Battle With Pension Provider
April 07 2014 4:34 PM ET

Trans Man's Widow Wins Battle With Pension Provider

Parker Marie Molloy

The story of one woman's fight against the pension provider for her deceased trans husband serves as a reminder of both the progress made in trans rights, as well as the distance left to go.

Complete 2014 Trans 100 List Released to the General Public
April 07 2014 2:49 PM ET

Complete 2014 Trans 100 List Released

Parker Marie Molloy

Featuring names both familiar and unfamiliar, this year's list highlights the work of individuals making an impact within the trans community.

Social Security Administration Updates Transgender Policy
April 07 2014 9:23 AM ET

Social Security Updates Transgender Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

After a 92-year-old WWII vet took on the federal agency, the Social Security Administration has issued updated guidelines designed to eliminate a number of challenges trans individuals face when attempting to obtain benefits.

Op-ed: Transgender Student, Softball Star
April 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transgender Student, Softball Star

Pat Cordova-Goff

When a transgender high school student made the varsity softball team, she didn't expect it would cause a media firestorm.

Trans Pioneer Christie Lee Van De Putte Dead at 61
April 06 2014 2:39 PM ET

Trans Pioneer Christie Lee Van De Putte Dead at 51

Sunnivie Brydum

The effervescent trans woman was one of the first to sue for the right to survivor benefits in the late 1990s when her husband died of alleged medical malpractice.

Ore. Trans Student Sues Christian University Over On-Campus Housing Denial
April 04 2014 6:10 PM ET

Ore. Trans Student Sues School Over Housing Denial

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans student faces limited options in the wake of his school's recent housing decision.

Wisc. Man Becomes the State's First Trans Elected Official
April 03 2014 4:37 PM ET April 03 2014 7:55 PM ET

Wis. Man Becomes the State's First Trans Elected Official

Parker Marie Molloy

A resident of Appleton, Wis., since 2000, Gypsy Vered Meltzer became the state's first transgender elected official.

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