Transgender

Read the latest news about transgender issues. Learn more about how transgender public figures, including Chelsea Manning, Jen Richards, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, and others 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.

You've heard it before, "My best friend is (gay)/(trans)/(bi)(pansexual)!" Here's how to appreciate the sentiment instead of blowing a gasket.

June 24 2016 5:39 AM

Activists rallied Wednesday for repeal, while the Charlotte public schools make a trans-inclusive move.

June 23 2016 5:38 PM Updated

The GOP's concern with civil liberties begins at the Second Amendment and ends somewhere near a public restroom. 

June 23 2016 5:50 AM

Writing in The New Yorker, a Harvard professor suggested North Carolina officials have good reason to object to federal guidelines banning anti-trans discrimination. Another Harvard professor and a trans activist take umbrage.

June 21 2016 6:32 AM

Jasmine Jimenez was about to step back into Pulse nightclub in the early hours of June 12 when she heard the sound of automatic gunfire. She ran for her life — but more than a dozen friends lost theirs. 

June 20 2016 7:14 PM

A transgender person in the bathroom might make certain people pee-shy, says a new satirical song.

June 20 2016 3:13 PM

As a gay trans dad, Trevor MacDonald is constantly being asked "Where's the mother?" Expecting women to be the sole caregiver to children is outdated, he writes.

June 19 2016 2:10 PM
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