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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.

Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Colorado Republicans tell parents to take kids out of school over fears they ‘turn more kids trans’

The state GOP sent out a bigoted email filled with misinformation.

Transgender girl gets booed by crowd and bullied after winning track race at Oregon state championship

Anti-trans spectators booed as the sophomore crossed the finish line in the 200-meter race first, then later as she received her gold medal.

Federal judges express doubts in appeal over transgender sorority member at University of Wyoming

The case, which asks the appeals court to rule against the sorority’s right to accept transgender members, was already dismissed by a lower court judge.

Almost 5,000 New Yorkers have 'X' gender markers on their IDs

The Gender Recognition Act of 2022 made a third gender option available on state-issued identification in New York.

Rep. Robert Garcia calls out Peru for classifying trans, intersex & nonbinary people as mentally ill

The California Democrat, who is Peruvian American, called the move ‘discriminatory, dangerous and shameful.’

Harrison Butker’s ‘inaccurate, ill-informed and woefully out of step' sexist speech is fact-checked by GLAAD

LGBTQ+ media advocacy group GLAAD issued a fact-check calling out some of the false and misleading things the ultra-conservative Kansas City Chiefs player said during a graduation ceremony.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker goes on transphobic, sexist rant during graduation speech

The kicker spoke at Benedictine College and told women to stay in their place while calling LGBTQ+ people ‘deadly sins.’

Moms for Liberty joins in suing Biden administration over Title IX protections for trans students

The extremist group joined one of the country’s most extreme attorneys general in suing the Biden-Harris administration over it’s protection of trans and nonbinary kids in school.

Mississippi governor signs transgender bathroom ban

Mississippi’s new law stands in contrast to the expanded federal rules against discrimination under Title IX.

No, transphobes, Lia Thomas didn't cause the U.S. swimming team to almost quit

A false Facebook post claiming the U.S. women's swimming team threatened to quit if trans athlete Lia Thomas was allowed to try out have been debunked.

The queerest education in America: How LGBTQ+ kids thrive at this Indiana school

In South Bend, River Montessori High School is supporting its students to be their true selves. Here's a look inside its affirming walls.

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

Gov. Henry McMaster is likely to sign a gender-affirming care ban into law, but families in South Carolina still have options.

RFK Jr. attacks gender-affirming care for minors while admitting he has brain worms. Really.

In a very real development, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is attacking transgender youth’s access to health care while admitting that a parasite has eaten part of his brain.

Western Carolina University investigates student who recorded video of trans woman in bathroom

University officials said they knew of Payton McNabb’s video and were investigating the situation.

Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

Mississippi Republicans fail to pass trans bathroom ban and law defining sex

Republican lawmakers could not come to an agreement on two bills before their deadline.

People are more likely to regret having children than gender-affirming surgery: study

Other operations, "while associated with higher rates of post-operative regret, are not as restricted and policed like gender-affirming surgery," a new study found.

Too many LGBTQ+ TV characters disappeared this year because their series was canceled: report

There were only 468 LGBTQ+ characters in the 2023-2024 television season, and a significant chunk of them won't be returning.

How did the Biden administration just make health care fairer for LGBTQ+ people?

The Biden-Harris administration announced a rule change that restores protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation in health care settings.