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.

After three years of debate, transgender people in Cleveland are finally protected by the city's human rights ordinance. 

July 14 2016 5:11 PM

A Virginia school board must let a trans student use the boys' restroom, even as the district appeals the issue to the nation's highest court.

July 13 2016 3:27 PM Updated

One in four transgender people have been assaulted or harassed in a bathroom in the past year, according to striking new data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey.

July 13 2016 3:06 PM

This Nebraska mom of a trans teen says we owe reality show star Jazz Jennings a huge debt of gratitude.

July 13 2016 5:31 AM

And it still opposes marriage equality, thanks to delegates like Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins.

July 11 2016 11:07 PM

The legal team representing the transgender Wikileaks source says they are relieved to learn that their client survived but still angry that the Army leaked confidential medical information.

July 11 2016 6:08 PM Updated

Equality organizations teamed up for an advertisement that will air during next week's Republican National Convention. Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality tells us about the message she hopes to convey.

July 11 2016 9:00 AM