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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.

Veneno shows how a person can get to where they want to if they have a safe environment, a supportive family, and friends that are on your side," says actress Lola Rodríguez.

January 13 2021 7:17 PM

The deaths of Tyianna “Davarea” Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.

January 12 2021 6:22 PM

A trans episode of Two Sentence Horror Stories is among the best we've seen, but the queer folks behind the show have made every episode worthy of our attention.

January 12 2021 5:23 PM

Hillsborough became the first town in North Carolina to enact an inclusive nondiscrimination law after the expiration of a state ban.

January 12 2021 2:47 PM

Donald Trump Jr. had lambasted trans women athletes at a rally of his father's supporters who later invaded the U.S. Capitol.

January 08 2021 5:19 PM

At least 44 transgender Americans died violently in 2020, the deadliest year on record.

January 07 2021 2:12 PM

Perry-Franks last year ran for the Texas House of Representatives and mayor of her hometown of Snyder.

January 05 2021 4:45 PM