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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.

A House committee has advanced a bill limiting trans kids' participation in school sports, while another bill would restrict their access to medical care.

January 21 2021 5:21 PM

In the new romantic drama, the musician and actress plays a complex and layered character whose transness is simply a fact.

January 19 2021 1:36 PM

Levine could make history as the first openly trans federal official confirmed by the Senate.

January 19 2021 11:20 AM

After a health scare in 2019, the beloved trans elder is enjoying time with her partner Beck and their new baby.

January 15 2021 7:27 PM

She had been missing since December 26. The cause of death is under investigation, but family members suspect foul play.

January 14 2021 4:06 PM

Veneno shows how a person can get to where they want to if they have a safe environment, a supportive family, and friends that are on your side," says actress Lola Rodríguez.

January 13 2021 7:17 PM

The deaths of Tyianna “Davarea” Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.

January 12 2021 6:22 PM