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All the latest news, commentary, and analysis of issues that impact the transgender community. The Advocate provides up-to-date coverage from around the web about political, medical, and social developments that matter most to transgender people.

West Virginia Republicans want to prevent suicidal transgender youth from receiving care

GOP lawmakers in West Virginia are pushing to overturn an exception that allows transgender youth at risk of self-harm or suicide to receive gender-affirming care.

Man convicted in first federal hate crime trial based on gender identity for murder of Black trans woman

Black trans woman Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe was found shot dead in her car in South Carolina. Now, her killer has been found guilty.

Nex Benedict honored by friends at vigil: 'He made everything easier'

Nex Benedict's friends and partner honored him during a vigil Sunday, while also confirming how the transgender teen identified.

New kids’ book ‘Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!’ explores gender euphoria amid LGBTQ+ book bans

Nonbinary author Lindz Amer’s new children’s picture book champions diverse representation and free expression. The Advocate spoke to them about their motivation for writing it.

'It could have been me': At Oklahoma vigil for Nex Benedict, mourners call for action

The crowd roared as LGBTQ+ activists demanded the removal of State Superintendent of Schools Ryan Walters.

How you can support queer and trans kids in Oklahoma after Nex Benedict’s death

Donate, volunteer, write a letter to trans kids: There are lots of ways for you to turn your grief into action.

Lux Pascal, Pedro Pascal's trans sister, to star in upcoming thriller  'Summer War'

Lux Pascal has landed a huge role in an upcoming thriller based on Chilean novel The Third Reich, in which a war strategy game leads to real world consequences.

In Oklahoma, a bathroom law and other policies endanger transgender residents

The death of a nonbinary teen who was beaten in a restroom has brought the state's policies into sharp focus.

As Missouri lawmakers continue attacking LGBTQ+ rights, one city is taking a stand against hate

The Columbia City Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to declare the city an LGBTQ+ safe haven.

Oklahoma transgender student dies after allegedly assaulted by students at school

There's an outcry in Oklahoma after the death of a transgender student that has sparked demands for answers.

The anti-trans legislation risk map: A state by state breakdown

So far in 2024, there are already 400+ bills targeting transgender people. This map assesses the risk of the worst laws passing.

DOJ sues Tennessee over HIV-related discrimination in anti-sex work law

The Justice Department says that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

New York Times continues to fail on trans issues one year after demands made

It's the anniversary of when a coalition called for an end to the paper's misleading coverage.

Elon Musk demands users stop ‘deadnaming’ Twitter after Stephen King trolls the billionaire

In a recent clash on social media, Elon Musk accused Stephen King of ‘deadnaming’ the platform formerly known as Twitter, now X.

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Reporter asks Ron DeSantis why he can affirm his height with lifts, but stands against gender-affirming care

A reporter asked the governor about the hypocrisy of his stance against gender-identity and access to gender-affirming care when he chooses to present himself as taller than he is.

Far-right extremists manipulated and deceived queer folks to create anti-transgender film: report

Uncovering how The War on Children filmmakers Robby and Landon Starbuck used manipulation and misinformation to target the LGBTQ+ community.

Duolingo faces investigation in Russia over LGBTQ+ content

Russia’s media watchdog scrutinized the language app for alleged ‘LGBT propaganda.’ Really.

Fox News and GOP politicians falsely claim Lakewood Church shooter was transgender

The suspected shooter was a 36-year-old who police identified as the mother of a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the incident.

Kansas AG says schools must out trans kids to their parents — even without a law requiring it

Republican Attorney General Kris Kobach says concealing students' transition violates parental rights.

Ohio won't restrict gender-affirming care for adults but still goes after trans youth

Gov. Mike DeWine's administration has made changes to a much-criticized plan.