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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.

The ad, using the guise of "protecting" girls' and women's sports, has drawn condemnation from LGBTQ+ activists.

January 14 2022 4:15 PM

The 24-year-old is at least the second trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming American known to have died by violence this year.

January 14 2022 11:46 AM

At least seven states are considering anti-transgender bills after a record year for such legislation.

January 13 2022 2:35 PM

She's won more than $1 million, but bringing good trans representation to TV has been even more rewarding, she says.

January 12 2022 11:40 AM

Jenkins's colleagues in Minneapolis elected her unanimously.

January 11 2022 2:04 PM

Kerri Colby and Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté aren’t just serving lewks, they’re making Drag Race herstory.  

January 05 2022 12:18 PM

She is the first reported trans person to die by violence in the U.S. this year. 

January 04 2022 9:45 AM