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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.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a far-right, anti-LGBTQ+ Republican, signed the bill into in October.

January 18 2022 6:46 PM

John Avioli, a Republican member of the House of Delegates, introduced the legislation last week.

January 18 2022 4:03 PM

The ad, using the guise of "protecting" girls' and women's sports, has drawn condemnation from LGBTQ+ activists.

January 14 2022 4:15 PM

The 24-year-old is at least the second trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming American known to have died by violence this year.

January 14 2022 11:46 AM

At least seven states are considering anti-transgender bills after a record year for such legislation.

January 13 2022 2:35 PM

She's won more than $1 million, but bringing good trans representation to TV has been even more rewarding, she says.

January 12 2022 11:40 AM

Jenkins's colleagues in Minneapolis elected her unanimously.

January 11 2022 2:04 PM