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When laws fail to protect trans people, harmful medicalized norms creep in

"Medical intervention for trans people, like all others, should be undertaken based on individual informed consent," writes Kyle Knight, co-interim director of Human Rights Watch's LGBT Rights Program.

​​Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces at White House event

Lesbian point guard Chelsea Gray spoke with The Advocate after the East Room ceremony.

Why ‘pregnant people’ and other gender-inclusive phrases should be acceptable

“You can’t just wave it away and say, ‘Oh, these are made up terms so they’re no good,’” one linguist said. “All language is made up, and it’s made up because we have a need to say things.”

Closets are for cowboy boots: A tribute to David Mixner

A friend remembers the late LGBTQ+ rights activist David Mixner.

Gay travelers are standing up for equality by attending Pensacola Pride's 30th anniversary

Florida's elected officials won't keep these partygoers from saying gay.

United Methodist Church ends 40-year ban on LGBTQ+ clergy

The church has long been divided into factions over its stance on homosexuality and gay clergy and even weighed splitting into two separate churches over the issue.

A gay designer was attacked at a California fashion show in 2019. His assailant was just sentenced

After years of legal proceedings, justice is served in the high-profile hate crime assault on fashion designer Pol’ Atteu.

30+ years of The Dinah: A global, queer-affirming celebration

The Dinah, celebrating over three decades of queer inclusivity, showcases a transformative five-day event that highlights the power of unity, acceptance, and the joy of collective celebration.

With visibility comes violence: Increased awareness of transgender people leads to more hate crimes

Exclusive data shows in L.A. County and beyond, transgender people face increased risk of violent crimes as a result of their identity.

How library workers are defending books, democracy, and queer lives

Books that tell LGBTQ+ stories are under attack. In communities nationwide, librarians defend our community’s freedoms to read and exist.

John Cena opens up about defending his gay brother when they were kids

The beloved actor and wrestler explained how protective he felt about his gay brother, Steve, as they grew up in a small town in Massachusetts.

A Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist was stabbed and left for dead in the street. Now, he recounts his escape to Canada

Steven Kabuye had been followed for sometime before two men ambushed him on his morning commute in January. Still recovering, he fled Uganda days later with bandages still on.

Kansas Senate minority leader on recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation: ‘It’s just filled with hate’

Two bills with ramifications for the state’s queer community have been sent to the governor for a signature.

32 pics of trans folx radiating JOY while getting gender affirming haircuts

Autonomy Salon & Wellness in Richmond, Va., held a fundraiser for TDOV and the clients were all smiles!

When even blue states aren't safe from anti-LGBTQ+ laws, this queer mayor is protecting her city

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the first woman and first out gay mayor of Vermont's largest city, tells The Advocate about how blue states must be proactive instead of reactive in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

Black trans femme artists leading the charge for inclusion and hope

In the face of escalating anti-trans legislation and social hostility, the transformative work of Black trans femme artists offers a beacon of hope and a bold vision for a more inclusive and compassionate future.

Election season got you down? This crisis line is soothing LGBTQ+ mental health (exclusive)

As lawmakers target the community, the need for mental health services skyrockets. FOLX Health CEO Liana Douillet Guzmán tells The Advocate about a new service that's helping.

First Lady goes to bat for LGBTQ+ rights: 'They want to take our victories away, but we won’t let them'

Amidst a backdrop of protest and advocacy, Dr. Jill Biden highlights the ongoing battle for LGBTQ+ rights and remembers LGBTQ+ teen Nex Benedict.

Unfilled prescriptions, missed checkups, loneliness: States' anti-LGBTQ+ moves affect health

Most of the extreme bills have failed to pass, but trans adults are watching statehouses with heightened anxiety.

LGBTQ+ TikTokers: Banning app will 'eliminate' online communities & activism (exclusive)

LGBTQ+ TikTokers are warning that a ban on the app would have a "disproportionate effect on the queer community."