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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.

Federal investigation opens into Owasso Public Schools after death of Nex Benedict

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has initiated an investigation into the Oklahoma school district where the 16-year-old sophomore went to school and was bullied before his death.

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Libs of TikTok, other right-wingers lose it after X reinstates bans on misgendering, deadnaming trans people

Advocacy groups say the quiet policy change and weak enforcement mechanisms leave a lot to be desired for the safety of users on the platform formerly called Twitter.

Texas quietly restricts gender-affirming care for trans adults: 'Canary in the coalmine'

Texas Medicaid will no longer cover gender affirming care for transgender adults as of tomorrow.

Bud Light boycott likely cost Anheuser-Busch InBev over $1 billion in lost sales

The company's sales were hurt by a boycott of Bud Light over a sponsored Instagram post with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

World's largest psych association passes policy supporting trans youth care by massive margin

The American Psychological Association, representing 157,000 members, has issued a resolution calling for an end to trans care bans and misinformation around care.

Hunter Schafer arrested at pro-Palestine rally protesting Joe Biden on 'Late Night'

Euphoria star Hunter Schafer was arrested at a rally protesting Joe Biden's continued support of Israel's war with Hamas as the death toll in Gaza climbs.

Rest in power, Nex Benedict: Tributes pour in for fallen LGBTQ+ teen

Despite the tragedy, Nex Benedict will be remembered as a talented artist who always brightened any room he was in.

Transgender rights are under attack not just in the U.S., but around the world: study

While recognition of gender identity has increased significantly in the past two decades, so has the criminalization of transgender people, a new study shows.

West Virginia Republicans want to prevent suicidal transgender youth from receiving care

GOP lawmakers in West Virginia are pushing to overturn an exception that allows transgender youth at risk of self-harm or suicide to receive gender-affirming care.

Man convicted in first federal hate crime trial based on gender identity for murder of Black trans woman

Black trans woman Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe was found shot dead in her car in South Carolina. Now, her killer has been found guilty.

Nex Benedict honored by friends at vigil: 'He made everything easier'

Nex Benedict's friends and partner honored him during a vigil Sunday, while also confirming how the transgender teen identified.

New kids’ book ‘Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!’ explores gender euphoria amid LGBTQ+ book bans

Nonbinary author Lindz Amer’s new children’s picture book champions diverse representation and free expression. The Advocate spoke to them about their motivation for writing it.

'It could have been me': At Oklahoma vigil for Nex Benedict, mourners call for action

The crowd roared as LGBTQ+ activists demanded the removal of State Superintendent of Schools Ryan Walters.

How you can support queer and trans kids in Oklahoma after Nex Benedict’s death

Donate, volunteer, write a letter to trans kids: There are lots of ways for you to turn your grief into action.

Lux Pascal, Pedro Pascal's trans sister, to star in upcoming thriller  'Summer War'

Lux Pascal has landed a huge role in an upcoming thriller based on Chilean novel The Third Reich, in which a war strategy game leads to real world consequences.

In Oklahoma, a bathroom law and other policies endanger transgender residents

The death of a nonbinary teen who was beaten in a restroom has brought the state's policies into sharp focus.

As Missouri lawmakers continue attacking LGBTQ+ rights, one city is taking a stand against hate

The Columbia City Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to declare the city an LGBTQ+ safe haven.

Oklahoma transgender student dies after allegedly assaulted by students at school

There's an outcry in Oklahoma after the death of a transgender student that has sparked demands for answers.

The anti-trans legislation risk map: A state by state breakdown

So far in 2024, there are already 400+ bills targeting transgender people. This map assesses the risk of the worst laws passing.