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Read the latest news about transgender issues. Learn more about how transgender public figures—Chelsea Manning, Jen Richards, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, and others—are shaping the agenda of the LGBT rights movement, and showing the world that gender is not so simple a thing after all. Whether it’s in the spheres of entertainment, politics, education, media, government, or international or local coverage, The Advocate is the leading source for news that is important to transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals around the world.

A new Clarice teaser reveals a storyline that runs counter to The Silence of the Lambs' harmful trans narrative. 

6 min 9 sec ago

The New Zealander has qualified for this year's Tokyo Olympics.

3:30 PM

Washington was found dead Saturday in Clearwater, and police have identified a suspect and issued an arrest warrant.

May 05 2021 11:04 PM

States should expand access to gender-affirming care, not criminalize it.

May 05 2021 6:05 PM

The contentious exchange took place at a Fort Lauderdale City Commission meeting.


May 05 2021 3:16 PM

The latest casualties are Boston antiviolence activist and ballroom icon Jahaira DeAlto Balenciaga, and two Texans, Iris Santos and Tiffany Thomas.


May 04 2021 3:26 PM

The Republican reality star is running for governor of California to replace Gavin Newsom, who may be recalled by voters.

May 04 2021 3:07 PM