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Almost 5,000 New Yorkers have 'X' gender markers on their IDs

The Gender Recognition Act of 2022 made a third gender option available on state-issued identification in New York.

Lauren Boebert didn't show up at her teen son's trial — but she's attending Donald Trump's

Tyler Boebert, 19, appeared in court last week without his mother or a lawyer.

Pro-Palestine protesters march outside GLAAD Media awards: ‘In honor of our Queer history’

Several famous drag queens protested one of the biggest LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations in the world over the weekend. Here's why.

Gay couple sues NYC over 'discriminatory' denial of IVF benefits

The suit says straight couples and lesbians qualify for coverage, but gay male couples are routinely denied benefits in violation of federal law.

Harvey Weinstein's sex crime conviction overturned in New York, new trial ordered

Weinstein is still not a free man last year, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles.

George Santos pulls out of New York congressional race

The disgraced former U.S. representative said he was worried that his run as an independent would split the Republican vote and give Democrats a House majority — and he claimed anti-Semitism is widespread among Dems.

Donald Trump tried to subpoena Stormy Daniels at an NYC gay bar — Here's how she responded

Donald Trump's legal team is accused of trying (and failing) to "intimidate" Daniels during her appearance at a popular Brooklyn gay bar.

NYPD officers involved in fatal shooting of gay Black man Kawaski Trawick won't be disciplined

Five years after the Black gay man was fatally shot in his Bronx apartment, the NYPD’s decision not to discipline the involved officers has sparked widespread anger and calls for accountability.

Trans woman loses lower legs in NYC subway attack. Now, friends rally to help her

The man with whom she was in a relationship is accused of throwing her in front of a train. He is charged with assault and attempted murder.

The federal government failed on mpox. Ritchie Torres's new bill addresses that (exclusive)

A new Government Accountability Office report highlights significant flaws in the federal handling of the mpox outbreak, emphasizing the need for a more unified public health response system to tackle future health emergencies better.

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Smithsonian responds after report of ending long-held drag shows following Republican angst (exclusive)

Reports found drag shows disappeared from the Smithsonian's calendar after institution leader Lonnie Bunch told House Republicans he'd "look into" them. Here's what really happened.

Federal judge tosses challenge trying to protect anti-transgender ban by New York county officials

The ruling paves the way for New York Attorney General Letitia James to take enforcement action against the county.

Notorious B.I.G. producer and sexual health advocate Mister Cee dead at 57

After being arrested for soliciting male sex workers, the legendary producer launched a “new sexual revolution” campaign where he encouraged people to use protection and not hide who they are.

The North Face faces conservative boycott for sponsoring a queer summer camp (exclusive)

LGBTQ+ summer camp Brave Trails gave The Advocate its response to the backlash, maintaining that "the negative words from these hate groups won't stop the important work we do."

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

Two men arrested in death of trans activist and performer Cecilia Gentili

Gentili died in February after overdosing on fentanyl-laced heroin. Michael Kuilan and Antonio Venti are charged with supplying the drugs.

Visit Casa Susanna, a secret house of trans women in the 1960s

A house in the Catskill Mountains once served as a refuge of joy and liberation. Now, a new book brings Casa Susanna back to life.

Here are the 15 gayest travel destinations in the world: report

A new ranking revealed some favorite queer travel destinations for 2024.

George Santos leaves Republican Party, will run for House seat as independent

It's the latest twist in the convoluted Santos saga.

Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner supports New York policy banning trans women from sports

LGBTQ+ advocates are stunned by the transgender woman’s ongoing stance against the inclusion of trans people in many facets of public life.