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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.

LGBTQ+ people are far better off under Joe Biden than Donald Trump, HRC report shows (exclusive)

The queer rights organization issued a new report that demonstrates how Joe Biden’s policies are exponentially better than Donald Trump’s for LGBTQ+ people.

JD Vance's trans ex-friend is confused by his 'hateful' words and sudden pro-Trump beliefs

A former friend of JD Vance said that he and his wife supported them after they underwent top surgery.

Ruby Corado, founder of LGBTQ+ nonprofit Casa Ruby, pleads guilty to wire fraud

The Washington, D.C. nonprofit shuttered its doors after she vanished with thousands of dollars.

Missouri Democrat defends trans grandchild against GOP secretary of state candidate’s attack

Barbara Phifer draws the line at political attacks by Valentina Gomez on her kids and trans grandchild.

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Elon Musk moves SpaceX and X to Texas because California is too supporting of trans youth

"This is the final straw," Musk wrote on X, reacting to California's recent law banning the forced outing of LGBTQ+ youth in schools.

California bans forced outing of LGBTQ+ students as Gov. Gavin Newsom signs landmark law

California is the first and only state to outlaw forced outing.

A trans woman was denied entry into USA Powerlifting events. Now, her lawsuit heads to the MN Supreme Court

JayCee Cooper, a transgender woman, filed charges with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in 2019 after she was denied entry into USAPL women’s competitions.

Joe Manchin joins Senate GOP to strip health care from transgender military members & their families

The former Democrat continues his right-wing inclinations.

Japanese court allows trans woman to legally change gender without surgery

The woman successfully argued that Japan's surgery requirement for receiving a legal gender change presented her with huge financial and physical burdens.

Utah drag queen Tara Lipsyncki was forced to sell her childhood home & go into hiding after far-right attacks

Tara Lipsyncki was harassed and doxxed to the point that she had to sell the home her mom left her after she died.

If you think Project 2025 is scary, take a look at Donald Trump's Agenda 47

If reelected, Donald Trump will "cut federal funding for any school or program pushing critical race theory or gender ideology" and "create a new credentialing body to certify teachers who embrace patriotic values."

Judge blocks Missouri AG from accessing medical records of transgender minors

Judge Joseph Whyte wrote that Missouri consumer protections do not require “blind obedience to the attorney general’s civil investigative demands."

White House clarifies support for gender-affirming care for transgender youth after backlash (exclusive)

The Human Rights Campaign led an effort to get the White House to clear up its previous statement opposing some treatment options for transgender Americans.

40+ queer-affirming pics of Toronto's Pride Parade and Trans and Dyke Marches

Toronto's queer community came together for several days last week with a massive street festival and celebrations of identity.

White House statement on transgender minors’ health care sparks outrage by LGBTQ+ rights groups

The Biden administration seems to be okay with some limits on bodily autonomy.

New York City promised to build a shelter for trans people. Activists are demanding it follow through

Activists protested on Friday to put pressure on New York City officials to follow their 2021 agreement by constructing four shelters for transgender and gender nonconforming people.

Trans nonbinary runner Nikki Hiltz dedicates record-breaking Olympic qualifier to 'all the LGBTQ folks'

Hiltz was in fourth place with 300 meters left before they suddenly accelerated past their competition, breaking the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials record.

Joe Biden at Stonewall's 55th anniversary: The LGBTQ+ community ‘set an example for the world’

The president and first lady spoke at the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement a day after the first presidential debate.

The Advocates 2024: Drag king Mark Anthony

The U.K. performer is creating visibility and inclusivity for fellow cabaret artists who don't necessarily fit the mainstream mold.

Gender-affirming surgeries are mostly performed on cisgender people: 'Bitter irony'

Out of the 151 breast reductions that were performed in 2019 on American minors, 146 (97 percent) were performed on cisgender males.