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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.

Hilary Cass' NHS report is rife with debunked theories and falsehoods

The recent NHS report from Dr. Hilary Cass isn't the take-down of gender-affirming care that conservatives want it to be.

Right-wing extremists confront transgender people in Florida bathrooms

Imagine needing to go to the bathroom and being confronted by a stranger about why you’re there. That’s how it is for trans people in Florida under the state’s bathroom law.

FBI responds to spate of bomb threats against Planet Fitness after right-wing transphobic campaign

Chaya Raichik, the right-wing extremist behind the account, has been targeting the gym chain over its inclusive stance on transgender members.

Giselle Byrd is taking center stage — and helping others do the same

The activist and educator is creating space for other queer and trans people of color in the theater world.

Joe Biden launches ‘Out for Biden-Harris’ campaign initiative to engage & woo LGBTQ+ voters (exclusive)

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris want queer people to know what's at stake this election and to get involved.

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace gets roasted for attacking her state’s NCAA champion Dawn Staley on transgender players

Ahead of her state’s prospect to win a national championship, the South Carolina Republican attacked the famed basketball coach for her inclusive stance.

University of South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says she supports transgender athletes in women's sports

"If you consider yourself a woman and you want to play sports...you should be able to play," Staley said.

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Watch: 'Creepy' conservative influencer mocked for filming in all-gender restroom at Kansas City airport

A far-right media personality with Turning Point USA revealed that the only danger in a public bathroom is a right-wing extremist with a camera.

Thousands of paper hearts flood Idaho capital as lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ+ bills

The 48,000 paper hearts represented the 48,000 LGBTQ+ people living in Idaho.

'Matrix 5' is in the works, and Lana Wachowski is back — but not as director

A fifth Matrix movie is in the works, but will not be directed by Lana or Lily Wachowski.

Nonbinary job applicants using 'they/them' pronouns are less likely to get hired: report

Openly nonbinary candidates receive a lower response rate than their perceived cisgender peers, according to a new study.

Not to be outdone by Trans Day of Visibility, Trump weirdly declares ‘Christian Visibility Day’

The former president appears to be banking on manufactured outrage by right-wing extremists.

DOJ sues Utah for discriminating against incarcerated trans woman who self-castrated

People with gender dysphoria are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act, said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, and their rights "are not given up at the jailhouse door."

32 pics of trans folx radiating JOY while getting gender affirming haircuts

Autonomy Salon & Wellness in Richmond, Va., held a fundraiser for TDOV and the clients were all smiles!

J.K. Rowling stoops even lower, mocks hate-crime law & dares police to arrest her

Oh, and the British Prime Minister defended her behavior.

Raphael Warnock slams Mike Johnson as ‘opposite of Christian’ after Trans Visibility Day uproar

"This is just one more instance of folks who do not know how to lead us trying to divide us," the Georgia Democrat recently said.

U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs and her trans brother on visibility and authenticity

Out and proud trans people provide hope and inspiration in these difficult times, Dylan Jacobs tells his sister in a conversation for Transgender Day of Visibility.

Rachel Levine on being out in government and the ‘faux’ outrage over Trans Day of Visibility (exclusive)

Levine quotes Star Wars and shares her optimistic views on society's views of transgender and nonbinary people.

Elliot Page, Allison Russell & Mae Martin among 400+ artists bashing 'destructive' anti-trans laws

Carly Rae Jepsen, Elliot Page,and Mae Martin are among over 400 celebrities that have signed a letter opposing to the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Canada.