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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.

South Dakota Advances Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Minors

The South Dakota House passed the bill and sent it to the Senate, but not before the House's only out member, Kameron Nelson, spoke passionately against it.

Trans Men Clap Back at Anti-Trans Forces, Say Penis Surgery Well Worth It

Some anti-trans types are questioning if phalloplasty is worth the scars left by skin grafts. Trans men answer with a resounding yes.

Here Are the 21 States Trying to Ban Gender-Affirming Care

Bills seeking to restrict gender-affirming care have been introduced in 21 states so far this year — and in one of those, Utah, a bill has become law.

Trump Vows to Gut Transgender Rights if Reelected

Trump even said that he'd ask Congress to pass a bill establishing that there are only two genders.

Flipping the Script on Stories of Black Trans Women

Media reports of Black trans women are often filled with tragedy. This arts collective tells a different tale.

The Film 'Learn With Love' Spotlights Young Trans People, Loved Ones

The documentary tells the stories of three young trans people and their supportive families and friends, depicting the power of learning and understanding.

Zachary Levi Retweets Transphobe, Calls Pharma Company Threat to World

The Shazam star happily aligns himself with conspiracy theorists.

Baker Jack Phillips Loses Appeal in Trans Woman's Discrimination Suit

The conservative Christian baker argued that creating a cake celebrating Autumn Scardina's transition went against his religion and violated his free speech rights.

Latinx Trans Woman Unique Banks Killed in Chicago Home Invasion

Banks's mother was also killed, and three other people, including two trans women, were seriously wounded.

Transgender Women Killed in Georgia, North Carolina

Destiny Howard and KC Johnson are the latest casualties of the epidemic of violence against trans Americans.

Utah State Sen. Stands Up for Trans Intern in Gender-Affirming Care Debate

A proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors already negatively affected the state's trans community said a statement from trans intern Ari Webb, read by Sen. Nate Blouin.

Missouri Leads Nation in Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in 2023, Says ACLU

Cruelty toward queer and trans people is one of the features employed by GOP lawmakers and not a bug of their legislation.

Hormone Therapy Helps Mental Health of Trans Youth: Study

So far this year, more than 30 bills have been introduced at the state level to ban or restrict gender-affirming care for young people.

DeSantis Demands Information on Gender-Affirming Care Provided by Schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to target the LGBTQ+ community.

Meta's Oversight Board Says Company Needs to Revamp Breast Pic Rules

The independent oversight board found that Meta's content moderation rules around breasts weren't trans and nonbinary-inclusive.

Emanuele Crialese on His Autobiographical Coming-of-age Trans Film, L'immensità

The acclaimed director discusses why he decided to make this personal film now and what he hopes viewers learn from the story he tells.

Dem Senate Hopeful Mocks Josh Hawley Over Porn Comments in Campaign Ad

The Missouri Democrat's new campaign ad questions why Sen. Josh Hawley talks so much about porn.

U.K. Will Introduce Ban on Conversion Therapy

The new legislation will include treatment directed at trans people, reversing last year's announcement that this would be excluded.

UK Government Blocks Scotland's New Pro-Trans Gender Recognition Law

The Scottish law would have moved toward self-determination for transgender people.