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.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld earned raucous applause when the Libertarian vice presidential hopeful reminded delegates that he appointed the first U.S. judge to rule in favor of marriage equality. 

May 28 2016 4:42 PM

After years claiming gays wouldn’t survive being stranded on a deserted island, Rep. Louie Gohmert has taken his antigay rhetoric into the stratosphere. 

May 28 2016 10:00 AM

Meanwhile, the University of North Carolina system now says it won't enforce the controversial law while court proceedings play out.

May 27 2016 8:34 PM

This next season of the television series will mark the first time one of the Wachowskis has worked solo.

May 27 2016 7:18 PM

She's 21 and from an Arab/Catholic family, and will go on to compete in the international pageant this August. 

May 27 2016 7:13 PM

“There is sex in the bathroom in high schools!”

May 27 2016 6:39 PM

Attorney General Jim Hood says Gov. Phil Bryant, not the state of Mississippi, will join in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its recommendation that public schools respect the gender identity of transgender students.

May 27 2016 6:36 PM
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