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.

This trans man had to wade through a sea of incompetent medical professionals before getting the help he needed for his end-stage kidney disease. 

June 10 2016 5:09 AM

There is no indication that the latest incident of predatory bathroom behavior was perpetrated by a transgender person. 

June 09 2016 3:05 PM

Children, the differently abled, and those living paycheck to paycheck were also walloped by North Carolina's HB 2.

June 09 2016 5:32 AM

Rep. Steve King of Iowa has proposed restricting transgender people on Capitol Hill from using bathrooms matching their gender identity.

June 08 2016 10:23 AM

The legal rock stars who helped secure the freedom to marry aren't so sure the same strategy works for "religious liberty."

June 08 2016 6:16 AM

California is taking action to ensure that trans immigrants are treated with dignity at detention centers. The state's proposed legislation is a bold model for the nation, say Adam Frankel and Bamby Salcedo.

June 08 2016 5:42 AM

Bionka, one of the stars of the reality series Transcendent, is tired of the attention paid to restrooms at the expense of other trans issues.

June 08 2016 5:17 AM