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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, Candis Cayne, 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.

A San Francisco Democrat has introduced legislation that would require all single-stall restrooms in the state to be available to people of all genders. 

February 01 2016 2:41 PM

Was Creating Change 2016 really more volatile than in years past, or was that frustration simply the result of a movement trying to find its footing after symbolic, but limited, victories? 

February 01 2016 6:31 AM Updated

The decision comes just as the Department of Health and Human Services is deciding whether to implement the Affordable Care Act’s endorsement of trans-affirming healthcare for private insurers.

January 31 2016 11:41 AM

Monica Loera becomes the first trans woman to be reported murdered in 2016.

January 30 2016 5:25 AM

In a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, the Florida Republican urges parents to accept their transgender children. 

January 29 2016 4:22 PM

The rest of the sporting world now needs to follow the lead of the International Olympic Committee.

January 29 2016 7:02 AM

The Trevor Project’s Michaela Mendelsohn had a stepsister who turned her life around. She endeavors to have the same effect on struggling queer youth. 

January 29 2016 6:41 AM