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West Virginia governor’s race is a battle of who can be the most anti-trans

The final weeks of the gubernatorial contest have featured a series of one-upmanship ads about who will be the most anti-trans governor.

This gay man had to flee Ghana after a violent attack. He’s finally been granted asylum

"What I really want the world to know is that [queer Ghanaians] have no life, they have no voice,” Mr. B, who was recently granted asylum, told The Advocate.


Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.

Chicago police release alleged cartel member suspected of shooting migrant trans woman

“They do not investigate these cases adequately,” says a local activist, while police say fear of the cartels is hampering their investigation.

Sex-trafficking survivor slams Katie Britt's SOTU response for distorting her story

Activist Karla Jacinto is accusing Britt of distorting the facts of her harrowing experience for political purposes.

Cecilia Gentili, trans activist, actress, and author, has died at 52

Gentili worked for the rights of trans people and others, and was an actress on Pose and an award-winning author.

Advocacy Groups Warn White House of Risks to LGBTQ+ Refugee in Potential Asylum Policy Overhaul

A united front of LGBTQ+ and immigrants' rights organizations recently condemned potential changes to asylum regulations.

Fourth Republican Debate Serves Up Most Transphobia So Far

There were false assertions about gender-affirming care, a dig at Dylan Mulvaney, and one candidate calling trans identity a disorder.

North Carolina GOP Censures Sen. Thom Tillis for Marriage Equality Support

Delegates to the state Republican convention also objected to his vote for a gun control bill.

LGBTQ+ Refugees in All Their Bravery and Beauty

A new book captures the humanity of people too often demonized.

Supreme Court Ruling on Trans Immigrant Celebrated for Correct Pronoun Use

The court has apparently set a kind of precedent.

New Biden Asylum Policy Will Hurt LGBTQ+ Migrants and Others, Activists Say

The policy is as bad as or worse than Donald Trump's, according to some critics.

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Transgender Woman Opportunity to Appeal Deportation

A federal appeals court should consider her case, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously.

Latinx Trans Woman Killed in Houston in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Maria Jose Rivera Rivera was killed in January, most likely by her intimate partner.