Transgender

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.
Laverne Cox on 'Finally' Meeting Caitlyn Jenner: She's a 'Sweet Woman'

WATCH: Laverne Cox on Caitlyn Jenner: She's a 'Sweet Woman'

Before ever meeting, Cox and Jenner have publicly talked a lot about each other, in larger conversations about trans media representation.

27 Transgender Film and TV Portrayals That Helped Turn the Tide

27 Transgender Film and TV Portrayals That Helped Turn the Tide

Forty years of influential performances, from Dog Day Afternoon to The Crying Game to Transparent.

Transphobic Breitbart Editor Claims Zoey Tur Assaulted Him On-Air

Transphobic Editor Claims Zoey Tur Assaulted Him on TV

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has taken a report, in which Benjamin Shapiro claims he is a victim of battery, but it does not name the transgender journalist.

Trans Supermodel Joins Taylor Swift's Performing BFF Squad

Trans Supermodel Joins Taylor Swift's Performing BFF Squad

During her concerts, pop superstar Taylor Swift brings her famous female friends on stage to belt out songs with her — Sunday's show in Chicago was no exception.

Black Trans Woman 'Profiled' as Sex Worker Gains Online Following, But May Remain Jailed

#FreeMeaganTaylor Movement Grows for Jailed Trans Woman

As the #FreeMeaganTaylor movement takes off, activists say the prison system has thrown up roadblocks in bailing the 22-year-old out of a segregated Iowa jail cell.

Minister Raises $2,000 Bail for Black Woman 'Arrested While Trans'

Bail Money Raised for Black Woman 'Arrested While Trans'

A minister with Midwestern roots hopes to raise even more money for Meagan Taylor, to pay an outstanding fine.

Transgender Teen Barred From High School Volleyball Inspired by Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner Inspires Trans Teen Barred From School Team

A male gender marker on her birth certificate and a restrictive law stand in the way of a New Mexico teen's dream.

WATCH: Zoey Tur's Tense Exchange With Transphobic Brietbart Editor

WATCH: Zoey Tur Gets Testy With Breitbart Editor

After being called 'sir' on Thursday's episode of Dr. Drew on Call, trans reporter Zoey Tur wasn't having any more of conservative writer Ben Shapiro's transphobia.

Black Woman Who Claims Iowa Police Arrested Her for Being Trans, Now Placed in Isolation

Black Woman Claims Iowa Police Arrested Her for Being Trans

Meagan Taylor, 22, was arrested Monday after hotel staff wrongly accused her of prostitution. Now the county jail doesn't know where to house her.

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