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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.

Nancy Pelosi Advocates for LGBTQ+ Rights at HRC L.A. Event

The speaker emerita shared a hopeful message with The Advocate on the red carpet.

Florida Lawmakers Unmoved by Trans Witnesses & Parents’ Pleas

“If you pass this bill today, know that you’re forcing me to use the bathroom with your daughters, wives, mothers, and sisters,” a bearded transgender man told the lawmakers.

Trans and Nonbinary Youth Face Increased Risks as They Come Out Younger: Report

Family support can make a positive difference, according to the Trevor Project.

The Far Right Is Exploiting the Nashville Tragedy to Promote Transphobia

As soon as it became known that the shooter may have identified as trans, the right-wing media outrage ecosystem went to work.

Minnesota Hopes to Become Refuge for Trans Minors Seeking Health Care

The state is advancing Rep. Leigh Finke's bill to protect young trans people and their parents from out-of-state actions that would prevent or punish gender-affirming care.

Georgia Blocks Most Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth

Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill Thursday.

Kentucky Gov. Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill, But It Could Still Become Law

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that included a ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors and restrictions on discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in schools.

Transgender Man's Killer Ordered to Rehab

Because the defendant admitted his crime, suffers from substance abuse disorders, and had a history of boxing, German prosecutors said he didn’t intend to kill the victim.

Trans Flight Attendant Kayleigh Scott Has Died

Scott, 25, appears to have died by suicide. She was featured in a video for her employer on Transgender Visibility Day in 2020.

Most Transgender People Find Transitioning Positive: Poll

Even though trans people face hardships, transitioning has made them happier with their lives, according to a new survey.

Iowa Gov. Signs Transphobic Gender-Affirming Care Ban and Bathroom Bill

The list of states with bans keeps growing.

Nebraska Lawmakers Spar Over Anti-Trans Health Care Bill

Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, who had been filibustering to keep the bill from coming up, agreed to let debate begin so she could see who would "legislate hate against children."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Signs Trans Bathroom Ban Bill Into Law

The Republican governor of Arkansas says it’s to protect children from the “left’s woke agenda.”

Queer Music Thrived at Nashville's Love Rising LGBTQ+ Benefit Concert

The star-studded event saw acts like Allison Russell, Maren Morris, Brittany Howard, and more raise over $400,000 for Tennessee LGBTQ+ groups.

Missouri's AG Unilaterally Restricts Gender-Affirming Care

He called the care experimental and claimed that to protect children, access to gender-affirming care required his intervention.

Wyoming Is Latest State With Anti-Trans Sports Law

Gov. Mark Gordon called the legislation "draconian" and "discriminatory" but let it become law without his signature. The state is also moving against abortion rights.

21 Artists Performing at Nashville's LGBTQ+ Rights Concert 'Love Rising'

Some of music's biggest acts are taking a stand against anti-trans and anti-drag bills that have recently been signed into law by the state's Republican governor.

Kansas Governor Vetoes Anti-Trans Sports Bill for Third Consecutive Year

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said the bill is "unnecessary and divisive." But legislators may try to override her veto.

Kentucky Revives Trans Health Care Ban as Senator Mourns Trans Son

Republican legislators raced to push through the health care ban and other anti-LGBTQ+ provisions.

Lawmaker Pleads ‘Please Don’t Kill Yourself’ as Ban on Trans Care Passes

Out Democratic state. Rep. Karla Drenner made the plea after the House was poised to pass a measure banning gender-affirming health care for youth.