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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 pardon of Joseph Scott Pemberton for the homicide of Jennifer Laude has drawn outrage.

September 14 2020 1:56 PM

The world is as scary as it was 19 years ago, but channel your anxiety into battling racism and Trump's reign of terror.

September 11 2020 12:46 AM

London nightlife icon Elie Che (pictured) has died in an accidental drowning; the death of another Black trans woman is under investigation.

September 10 2020 9:18 PM

The ads make misleading claims about gender-confirmation procedures and say trans athletes will destroy girls' sports.

September 03 2020 10:12 PM

Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton used a trans panic defense after he killed Jennifer Laude in 2014. 

September 03 2020 1:57 PM Updated

A federal judge in D.C. blocks a Trump administration rule allowing anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in health care.

September 02 2020 9:59 PM

Nonbinary actor Blu del Barrio and transgender actor Ian Alexander will be beaming up on October 15. 

September 02 2020 5:28 PM