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.

Before a trans contestant was outed by a gay man on Survivor, Andrew Sullivan insinuated that trans people are capricious with their identities. Enough is enough, writes Riki Wilchins.

April 14 2017 5:03 AM

Trace Lysette, Sia, Isis King, and more express anger at the terrible act, and admiration for the trans star, Zeke Smith.

April 13 2017 5:20 PM

Tamara Adrián is fighting to improve the lives of Venezuela's severely beleagured citizens. Through all this, she's changing the nation's views on sexual and gender minorities.

April 13 2017 5:32 AM

The transgender author revealed how her own story is reflected in the lives — and secrets — of her first mystery novel's characters.

April 11 2017 6:32 AM

The attorney general is hell-bent on making life hard for transgender students, but the education secretary — and the president — need not abide, writes Congresswoman Susan Davis. 

April 11 2017 5:37 AM

The president has claimed he's a friend to LGBT people, but Bachmann claims God has other plans.

April 08 2017 12:48 PM

Members of Los Angeles's transgender chorus talk about how the iconic pop star influenced them.

April 08 2017 12:37 PM