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Read the latest news about transgender issues. Learn more about how transgender public figures, including Chelsea Manning, Isis King, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Lana Wachowski, Candis Cayne, Carmen Carrera, and Alexis Arquette, 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.
Denied Female Identity at Barnes & Noble, California Trans Employee Files Suit
May 08 2015 3:58 PM ET

Denied Female Identity at Barnes & Noble, Calif. Trans Woman Files Suit

Victoria Ramirez claims her managers at Barnes & Noble refused to recognize her as female, barring her from using women's facilities, female pronouns, or even discussing her transition with coworkers.

Naomi Kyle: Video Games Will 'Change the World' for LGBTs

Naomi Kyle: Video Games Will 'Change the World' for LGBTs

The host of IGN’s The Daily Fix explains how video games are revolutionizing the lives of women and LGBT people, including her own transgender sister.

Op-ed: You Can't Handle the Truth About Trans People

Op-ed: You Can't Handle the Truth About Trans People

The only truths that seep into the media about trans people are the ones the general public wanted to see and hear in the first place, says this trans advocate.

Wisconsin Trans Teen Bullied for Femininity Dies by Suicide

Wisconsin Trans Teen Bullied for Femininity Dies by Suicide

Cameron Langrell, 15, came out as trans on Facebook days before she decided to end her life.

Irish Metal Band Denounces 'Vile' Anti-LGBT Video Game, Revokes Music Rights

Irish Metal Band Denounces 'Vile' Anti-LGBT Video Game

Behind a tough-guy exterior, Cruachan lead singer Keith Fay has a soft-spot for the LGBT community, and has condemned the controversial game Kill the Faggot as 'disgusting.'

WATCH: Janet Mock Gives Oprah 'Ah-Ha' Moments About Gender

WATCH: Janet Mock Give Oprah 'Ah-Ha' Moments on Gender

Two powerful women. One must-see conversation.

WATCH: MTV 'De-Genders' Prom in Fashion Shoot of Our Dreams

MTV 'De-Genders' Prom in Fashion Shoot of Our Dreams

What would prom look like without gender rules? Absolutely gorgeous, it turns out.

Trans Hawaiians Will No Longer Need to 'Prove' Their Surgeries to Change Birth Certificate

Trans Hawaiians Can Now More Easily Update Their Birth Certificate

Easing requirements for updating legal identification has wide-ranging positive effects for trans people, in aspects of life such as housing and mental health, say advocates.

Incarcerated Delaware Trans Man Gets Help in Fight for Name Change

Incarcerated Delaware Trans Man Gets Help in Fight for Name Change

Kai Short, already joined by the ACLU, got support this week from Delaware's governor in his ongoing pursuit of a legal name change.

'Mx' Could Be Oxford English Dictionary's First Trans-Affirming Honorific

'Mx' — Dictionary's First Trans-Affirming Honorific?

But some worry that its possibly confusing pronunciation could hamper the term's continued usage.

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