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.

Trace Lysette, Ian Harvie, Alexandra Billings, and more implore the entertainment industry to "make us real people" in film and television.

June 20 2017 3:07 PM

A new film chronicles how a mother and transgender son discover each other for the first time. 

June 19 2017 7:44 PM

The transgender reality star made the very questionable joke during a college Republican gathering and was greeted with cheers.

June 17 2017 10:16 PM

YouTube star Kat Blaque talks about the importance of Black Trans visibility after being honored at The Advocate 50th Anniversary Luncheon.

June 15 2017 5:00 PM

Vic relies on Planned Parenthood for compassionate, nonjudgmental health care. “I felt so comfortable and I felt excited to go back the next time. I felt empowered. I felt in charge of my health care.”

June 15 2017 11:08 AM

Sometimes it can be as simple as pointing out some simple facts of life, according to a new study by labor groups.

June 14 2017 1:08 PM

Danica Roem is the first trans person to win a Virginia state legislative primary and could be the nation's first out trans state lawmaker.

June 13 2017 10:16 PM