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.

America's most famous trans teen on her decision to have surgery and the scary complications that followed.

February 05 2019 10:49 AM

Just two days before her passing, the Babs Siperstein Law, allowing trans people to change gender identity without proof of surgery, went into effect in New Jersey.

February 04 2019 4:59 PM

Their presence is meant as a rebuke to Donald Trump's transgender military ban.

February 04 2019 12:34 PM Updated

Massachusetts — viewed as a bastion of tolerance — only recently began recognizing the humanity of trans prisoners.

February 01 2019 5:34 AM

Two supposed feminists spouting anti-trans rhetoric barged in on the Human Rights Campaign's national press secretary.

January 31 2019 4:23 PM

Some consider the collaboration an unholy alliance.

January 30 2019 3:11 PM

Jodie Patterson spoke to The Today Show about the struggles and joys of raising her trans son.

January 29 2019 8:53 PM