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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.

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.

Readers deserve better than misinformation about trans care; a response to Pamela Paul

In a recent response to our articles criticizing misinformation in Pamela Paul's article on detransitioners, Pamela Paul dismisses transgender people and trans activist. Evan Urquhart and Erin Reed respond.

Transgender Virginians can breathe a sigh of relief after Democrats defeat all GOP anti-LGBTQ+ bills

With Democrats in control of the entire state legislature, LGBTQ+ Virginians retain protections and dignity in health care and education in the commonwealth.

Watch Alexandra Billings shine in the trailer for the queer coming-of-age film 'Queen Tut'

Here's your first look at the film about an Egyptian teen who relocates to Toronto after the death of his mother and finds a queer family who embraces him.

'Echo' director Sydney Freeland on its game-changing Indigenous visibility

The director and executive producer, who is Indigenous and trans, talks about the importance of tracing Maya Lopez's matrilinial heritage.

Indiana launches anti-LGBTQ+ 'snitch line;' users flood it with memes in protest

Attorney General Todd Rokita launched a tool for parents to report "gender ideology" in schools. It didn't go as planned.