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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.

Tony McDade was shot to death by a white officer two days after the murder of George Floyd.

June 02 2020 6:14 PM

A new episode of Showtime's Vice shows the fears and vulnerabilities faced by this community.

May 31 2020 6:17 PM

The Harry Potter author admitted she accidentally copied a message into what was supposed to be an innocuous tweet.

May 30 2020 5:26 PM

Police say McDade had fatally stabbed another man and pointed a gun at the officer — but activists are calling his death an example of police violence.

May 29 2020 2:48 PM

The department says transgender girls shouldn't be allowed to compete with cisgender girls and threatens federal funding for some Connecticut locales.

May 28 2020 4:57 PM

The vice president of the Minneapolis City Council brought music, mourning, and a pledge to a press conference for the slain Black man.

May 28 2020 4:00 PM