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.

Writer Amanda Kerri is less disturbed about a cisgender actor playing a transgender character and more upset by how over-the-top — and generally bad — cinematic portrayals of trans people are.

September 01 2016 3:20 PM

Hollywood will create transgender roles, but it rarely casts trans actors to play them. Here's why that's a problem.

August 31 2016 6:47 PM

The Justice Department had good intentions in linking Title IX with transgender equality, but our recent judicial setback proves we need laws that unequivocably address our rights.

August 30 2016 5:07 AM

BeLL's new video is a cover of the iconic R.E.M song, "Losing My Religion." 

August 27 2016 12:22 PM

The injunction applies only to the transgender students and faculty who filed suit, but the university had already announced it would not enforce the transphobic bathroom provisions of House Bill 2.

August 26 2016 7:26 PM

The video touches on the tense history between police and trans people, and encourages officers unsure about pronouns to simply ask. 

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Bea Sullivan-Knopf, a performance artist who uses nudity to confront discomfort with trans bodies, is suing the city of Chicago to overturn an ordinance that bans exposed female breasts in establishments that serve alcohol. 

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