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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.

The creator of the blog TransGriot was writing about and celebrating Black trans lives before any other media outlet.

June 09 2021 3:55 PM

Black, an artist and activist originally from Nashville, had been living in Slab City, an alternative community near Niland, Calif.

June 08 2021 2:59 PM

The trans author contemplates the difference between happiness and joy in this exclusive excerpt of her new memoir, As a Woman.

June 02 2021 8:17 PM

Gov. Tony Evers signed an order banning the use of state and federal funds to subject minors to the practice, and he pledged to veto anti-trans sports legislation if it reaches him.

June 01 2021 8:47 PM

The Republican governor has taken hateful action against trans people. 

June 01 2021 11:54 AM

"You can just glue a beard on and I'll go out there and I'll sing and it's fine," the history-making opera singer says.

June 01 2021 11:15 AM

Exclusive: Biden officially proclaimed June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, calling for action on the Equality Act and against deadly transphobia.

June 01 2021 5:30 AM