Read the latest news about transgender issues. Learn more about how transgender public figures, including Chelsea Manning, Jen Richards, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, and others are shaping and pushing forward the agenda of the LGBT rights movement. 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.

For The Advocate's 50th anniversary, fashion designer NiK Kacy honors Emmy-nominated Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox.

June 06 2017 5:14 PM

Progressive transgender politicians are seeking office all over the nation, from New York to Virginia to Minnesota to California.

June 05 2017 12:59 PM

Queer authors, illustrators, and other creators explain how zines are an avenue for expressing their identities.

June 02 2017 6:21 AM

One would make it easier to change the gender marker on birth certificates; the other would outlaw the use of anti-LGBT "panic" as defense against a murder charge.

June 01 2017 4:06 PM

The president's administration had tried rolling back protections for transgender students.

May 31 2017 5:30 PM

And with repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the situation could get far worse.

May 31 2017 8:50 AM

The Seventh Circuit becomes the first federal appeals court to base a ruling on trans student rights on Title IX and the U.S. Constitution.

May 30 2017 10:41 PM