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Blehar, an Air Force veteran and former airline employee, died in May, but her trans identity has just been confirmed.

December 02 2021 2:00 PM

She beat her ruling party opponent in a win that officials have called a landslide.

December 02 2021 1:00 PM

School officials told the 16-year-old that if he continued using the men's restroom he would be disciplined. 

December 02 2021 10:27 AM

Myles Utz says he was so traumatized by the attack that he considered suicide.

December 01 2021 2:02 PM

Schneider, the first out trans contestant to quality for the show's Tournament of Champions, hopes to be a role model for every "nerdy trans girl."

November 30 2021 6:18 PM

Miranda spoke with The Advocate about casting Rodriguez in the strong ensemble cast of the Netflix film based on Jonathan Larson’s musical. 

November 30 2021 4:17 PM

"I stand here rebranded as my authentic self," Maureen Raisch said in her coming-out video.

November 30 2021 2:24 PM