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.

It's not the first advertisement to address gender identity — that was from Absolut vodka — but it's a big shift from the transphobic beer commercials that we've seen before.

August 15 2016 8:52 PM

Businesswoman and activist Michaela Mendelsohn is appalled by Bill Maher's complete lack of empathy toward the trans struggle.

August 15 2016 5:03 AM

Rae'Lynn Thomas was brutally attacked by her mother's ex-boyfriend, who still lived in their Columbus home. She is the 19th trans person known to be killed in the U.S. this year. 

August 12 2016 5:42 PM

Texas and 11 other states jumped the gun when they sued the federal government over trans-inclusive guidelines for public schools, the Obama administration argued in court today. 

August 12 2016 5:39 PM

Linda Thompson wrote in her new memoir, A Little Thing Called Life, the former Olympian plotted to have gender confirmation surgery in Denmark and return as a new female relative to her sons.

August 11 2016 8:49 PM

Erykah Tijerina was found dead in her apartment on Monday. Police are investigating her death as a homicide; she is the 18th trans woman reported murdered in 2016. 

August 11 2016 4:07 PM
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