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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.

Rep. Mary Bentley's bill would let teachers ignore students' preferred names and pronouns, and she says the state should do more in case a youth identifies "as a cat, as a furry."

April 09 2021 8:36 PM

The state's Senate approved a bill with such a ban Thursday, after the House of Delegates OK'd a slightly different version; they must be reconciled before going to Gov. Jim Justice.

April 08 2021 7:09 PM

CEOs are acting out against an egregious assault on voting. When will they speak out against the war on transgender people?

April 08 2021 11:51 AM

Before she transitioned, Renee Gagnon was at the top of the medical cannabis world. Now she wants to bring as many women as she can back there.

April 08 2021 8:30 AM

The American author has received hateful blowback since releasing her critically-acclaimed novel, Detransition, Baby.

April 07 2021 5:06 PM

The proposed legislation would ban gender-affirming health care for people up to age 21 and require school staffers to out trans kids to their families.

April 07 2021 1:58 PM

George by transgender author Alex Gino tops the list again.

April 06 2021 4:46 PM