Dawn Ennis

The Advocate's news editor Dawn Ennis successfully transitioned from broadcast journalism to online media following another transition that made headlines; in 2013, she became the first trans staffer in any major TV network newsroom. As the first out transgender editor at The Advocate, the native New Yorker continues her 30-year media career, in which she has earned more than a dozen awards, including two Emmys. With the blessing of her three children, Dawn retains the most important job title she's ever held: Dad.

Meet two women and a man who go out of their way to stand up for their community and fellow Texans.

July 26 2017 6:54 AM

The trans pioneer — who founded  SiriusXM and created a pharmaceutical company to save her youngest daughter — tells The Advocate Donald Trump is "irrelevant" to trans rights.

May 08 2017 12:51 PM

Muslim clerics issued a resolution following the report about authorities rounding up gay men, promising "retribution" for those working at the newspaper, "with no statute of limitations."

April 17 2017 8:50 PM

"Here I go again," the former secretary of state told Georgetown University students, "talking about research, evidence and facts."

April 06 2017 8:21 PM

With the federal appeals court deciding that Title VII protections against discrmination do apply to sexual orientation, the lesbian teacher now goes back to a trial court, three years after filing suit.

April 06 2017 5:51 PM

The Justice Ministry quietly designated the photoshopped image of President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup as "extremist" material, essentially outlawing it from being circulated.

April 06 2017 7:59 AM

Human Rights Watch suspects both Russia and Syria are lying when they blame the deaths of at least 100 civilians on an explosion at a nearby chemical plant. This was no accident. 

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April 05 2017 10:24 PM
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