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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.

"President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service," says a White House fact sheet.

January 25 2021 12:15 PM

Biden is kicking off his first full week as president by keeping a campaign promise to repeal Trump's discriminatory ban on transgender soldiers. 

January 24 2021 9:47 PM

House committees have advanced bills that would limit trans kids' participation in school sports and restrict their access to medical care.

January 21 2021 5:21 PM Updated

In the new romantic drama, the musician and actress plays a complex and layered character whose transness is simply a fact.

January 19 2021 1:36 PM

Levine could make history as the first openly trans federal official confirmed by the Senate.

January 19 2021 11:20 AM

After a health scare in 2019, the beloved trans elder is enjoying time with her partner Beck and their new baby.

January 15 2021 7:27 PM

She had been missing since December 26. The cause of death is under investigation, but family members suspect foul play.

January 14 2021 4:06 PM