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.

The story of a trans woman who committed a felony just to return to prison illustrates how good so many of us have it.

September 14 2016 1:58 PM

The actress, activist, writer and producer behind the Emmy-nominated Her Story is joining the cast of Country Music Television's Nashville, a series picked up from ABC. 

September 13 2016 11:21 PM

Manning, the whistleblower serving a sentence in military prison, would be the first in the U.S. to undergo such surgery while incarcerated.

September 13 2016 7:52 PM Updated

A black trans woman in her 20s was found murdered in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood, but police are still investigating the crime as the death of a man. 

September 13 2016 5:17 PM

A transgender man is suing the Republican vice-presidential nominee for refusing to let him legally change his name.

September 13 2016 3:53 PM

Much of the world still thinks a uterus is required for motherhood. Mischa Haider makes a powerful argument against that belief.

September 13 2016 6:05 AM