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.

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

In a recent segment on his HBO show, Bill Maher insisted that the fight for trans rights should be dropped until after the election. He couldn't be more wrong. 

August 10 2016 7:32 PM

Calling the five-hour ordeal "one of the scariest moments of my life," Gorgeous told fans her story through Instagram. 

August 10 2016 2:39 PM
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