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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.

Sarah McBride is poised to be the first transgender member of Congress. Here's how she feels about it

She discussed her historic candidacy with The Advocate and her promise to advocate for her constituents.

Two years after Dobbs, the White House warns of Republican assaults on Americans' bodily autonomy

Democrats are reminding Americans that Republicans and the conservative U.S. Supreme Court stripped them of their previously held rights to reproductive access. Now other bodily autonomy rights could be next.

Bisexual and transgender adults report loneliness twice as much as straight adults: CDC

Bisexual and transgender adults also reported having the highest rates of stress, frequent mental distress, and histories of depression.

Our Lady J's Return to Music

The multi-talented writer, director, and musician is back with her first song in a decade.

Utah's bathroom snitch line hasn't found one legitimate complaint out of 12,000

Utah's anti-transgender bathroom snitch line has gotten over 12,000 complaints — only five were investigated, and none turned up anything.

Ryan Walters is too much even for Republicans in Oklahoma

The far-right extremist superintendent of public instruction keeps racking up losses.

Texas doctor charged for leaking health records of transgender kids to far-right extremist

Eithan Haim allegedly stole private health records of transgender kids who weren’t his patients and gave their medical information to an anti-trans activist.

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Nancy Pelosi emotionally reflects on LGBTQ+ community at Library of Congress AIDS Quilt exhibit (exclusive)

The speaker emerita got choked up as she reviewed letters from families of people lost to AIDS.

'Welcome to our annual convening of the gay Mafia': Equality PAC celebrates 10 years

The political fundraising organization promotes LGBTQ+ elected officials and held its annual gala last week. Here's what went down.

An ex-Mormon couple is renewing their vows 5 years after one came out as transgender

After 18 years of marriage, Shaye and Amanda Scott are finally planning a ceremony authentic to them.

'Turn up the love:' San Francisco becomes a sanctuary city for transgender people

"Our city has been and will continue to be a sanctuary and a beacon for our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings,” Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said.

Lia Thomas isn't allowed to compete in Olympic events or elite women's races 'for the time being'

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has lost her discrimination lawsuit against World Aquatics.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Texas judge rules against Biden’s Title IX protections for transgender students

Judge Reed O’Connor stepped in to block the U.S. Department of Education from protecting LGBTQ+ kids from discrimination in public schools, at least in Texas.

Rachel Levine and Isabel Guzman highlight LGBTQ-owned businesses during Pride Month

HHS’s Rachel Levine and SBA’s Isabel Guzman toured LGBTQ-owned and focused businesses around Washington, D.C., earlier this week.

Not cool with Pride Month? Well, queer creator RaeShanda Lias-Lockhart thinks you should 'mind your business'

RaeShanda Lias-Lockhart told The Advocate about the reason for her viral video and her approach to content creation.

Conservatives scandalized over transgender drag queen Gottmik’s top surgery scars on ‘Drag Race All Stars’

The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars cast member left right-wing influencers gagged after a recent performance.

A trans girl was assaulted at a Minnesota high school. Her family is demanding justice (exclusive)

The mother of a transgender girl who was viciously attacked at Hopkins High School in Minnesota tells The Advocate about the response from both the school and local community.

Missouri school district must pay trans student $4 million after barring him from boys bathrooms

Justices determined that the plaintiff was discriminated against for having "female genitalia" when the district "does not speculate, inspect, or otherwise inquire as to the genitalia of other male students.”

Texas professors use anti-trans slurs and call nonbinary students 'delusional' in Title IX lawsuit

Two University of Texas professors are suing the Biden Administration for including transgender students in anti-discrimination policies.