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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 emotionally reflects on LGBTQ+ community at Library of Congress AIDS Quilt exhibit (exclusive)

The speaker emerita got choked up as she reviewed letters from families of people lost to AIDS.

'Welcome to our annual convening of the gay Mafia': Equality PAC celebrates 10 years

The political fundraising organization promotes LGBTQ+ elected officials and held its annual gala last week. Here's what went down.

An ex-Mormon couple is renewing their vows 5 years after one came out as transgender

After 18 years of marriage, Shaye and Amanda Scott are finally planning a ceremony authentic to them.

'Turn up the love:' San Francisco becomes a sanctuary city for transgender people

"Our city has been and will continue to be a sanctuary and a beacon for our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings,” Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said.

Lia Thomas isn't allowed to compete in Olympic events or elite women's races 'for the time being'

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has lost her discrimination lawsuit against World Aquatics.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Texas judge rules against Biden’s Title IX protections for transgender students

Judge Reed O’Connor stepped in to block the U.S. Department of Education from protecting LGBTQ+ kids from discrimination in public schools, at least in Texas.

Rachel Levine and Isabel Guzman highlight LGBTQ-owned businesses during Pride Month

HHS’s Rachel Levine and SBA’s Isabel Guzman toured LGBTQ-owned and focused businesses around Washington, D.C., earlier this week.

Not cool with Pride Month? Well, queer creator RaeShanda Lias-Lockhart thinks you should 'mind your business'

RaeShanda Lias-Lockhart told The Advocate about the reason for her viral video and her approach to content creation.

Conservatives scandalized over transgender drag queen Gottmik’s top surgery scars on ‘Drag Race All Stars’

The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars cast member left right-wing influencers gagged after a recent performance.

A trans girl was assaulted at a Minnesota high school. Her family is demanding justice (exclusive)

The mother of a transgender girl who was viciously attacked at Hopkins High School in Minnesota tells The Advocate about the response from both the school and local community.

Missouri school district must pay trans student $4 million after barring him from boys bathrooms

Justices determined that the plaintiff was discriminated against for having "female genitalia" when the district "does not speculate, inspect, or otherwise inquire as to the genitalia of other male students.”

Texas professors use anti-trans slurs and call nonbinary students 'delusional' in Title IX lawsuit

Two University of Texas professors are suing the Biden Administration for including transgender students in anti-discrimination policies.

Elliot Page is narrating 'Second Nature,' a documentary about gay animals

The documentary explores over 1,500 species that engage in same-sex relationships, following how some parent, change sex, and more.

Federal authorities are investigating attacks on transgender and Latino students in Virginia

Norview High School officials in Norfolk are accused of looking the other way toward harassment of some students who were targeted for their identity.

Even J.K. Rowling's family didn't want to hear her transphobia: 'Begging me not to speak'

Tired of hearing Rowling's bigotry? The author recently admitted that her loved ones were too.

‘Emilia Pérez’ star sues far-right politician for transphobic comment after her Cannes win

Karla Sofía Gascón has filed a lawsuit against far-right French politician Marion Maréchal, who called her Best Actress-winning performance "female interpretation."

Karla Sofía Gascón is ​the first transgender woman to win Best Actress at Cannes

Gascón's historic victory can't be spoiled — not even after being attacked online by a right-wing French politician.

Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Colorado Republicans tell parents to take kids out of school over fears they ‘turn more kids trans’

The state GOP sent out a bigoted email filled with misinformation.