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In The Advocate's Women section, readers can find out the latest news and updates that are important to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women. Discover articles related to politics, arts and entertainment, health, parenting, business, travel, and more. Find out about women from all spheres of influence who are working toward advancing the LGBT rights movement like Tammy Baldwin, Guinevere Turner, Gloria Steinem, Ellen Page, Laverne Cox, and Diana Nyad. Watch videos, read articles, and stay up-to-date on all issues related to gay women.

Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Amber Rose, 'Slut Walk' organizer, turns away from feminism and endorses Donald Trump

Rose posted a photo of herself, Trump, and former First Lady Melania Trump at a fundraising event with the caption "Trump 2024."

A Methodist pastor was defrocked 20 years ago for being gay. She's finally been reinstated

Beth Stroud said her "whole life would have been different" had she not been removed from her position in the church.

Lily Gladstone & Quinn Shephard on Under the Bridge's intersections, queer relationship

Under the Bridge's queer creator Quinn Shephard and Lily Gladstone chat with The Advocate about the intersections of Gladstone's queer Indigenous character and her past with Riley Keough's Rebecca.

An Arizona Republican blocked a total abortion ban, betraying the GOP — and her judge husband

Shawnna Bolick’s vote was the deciding factor in overturning a total abortion ban from 1864 — a ban her husband, a state Supreme Court justice, voted in favor of.

Maria Bello and Dominique Crenn tie the knot in 'stunning' Mexico ceremony

The couple tied the knot on Sunday in a "bohemian, chic" ceremony at "their home away from home."

Most Black women don't have access to abortion, and they're going to impact the elections

Out of the 11.8 million Black women between the ages of 15 and 49 in the U.S., 57 percent live in areas that restrict access to abortion.

From player to broadcaster, meet the queer Black soccer pro breaking down the Washington Spirit

Former NWSL Washington Spirit player Gaby Vincent tells The Advocate about her "full circle moment" becoming a broadcaster for the team.

Brooke Shields and Wilson Cruz on Mother of the Bride's happy, loving gay couple

Icon Brooke Shields and actor and LGBTQ+ activist Wilson Cruz chat with The Advocate about authentically portraying queer people in movies.

No, transphobes, Lia Thomas didn't cause the U.S. swimming team to almost quit

A false Facebook post claiming the U.S. women's swimming team threatened to quit if trans athlete Lia Thomas was allowed to try out have been debunked.

More Than 50 of Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Moms

Our community's out moms could use some more visibility — and a big thank you too.

Lesbian and bisexual women live shorter lives than straight women. Here's why

Lesbian and bisexual women have a staggeringly lower life expectancy compared to their straight peers, a new study found.

'Abhorrent:' Man sets lesbian couples on fire, killing one and injuring several others

The attack at a boarding house that killed one and left seven others injured has been called "one of the most abhorrent hate crimes in recent years."

Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

Watch these two women's hockey fans get engaged on ice in the cutest way

When given the chance to take a shot on goal during intermission, two women took the chance to surprise the audience — and each other.

Who is Jane Rigby, the lesbian scientist who just received a Medal of Freedom?

The chief scientist at the world’s most powerful telescope is also an out lesbian and mom of one.

These 4 states don't allow pregnant women to get a divorce

Three states have laws that prevent a divorce from being finalized if the woman is pregnant, and one state has no law, but mandates it anyway.

Candace Parker, queer WNBA legend, is retiring 'privately with the ones I love'

Parker, who is also a mom of two with her wife, Anna Petrakova, announced she will not be returning to the game.

Just one Christian Nationalist group is behind Idaho's bans on trans care and abortion

Attacks on abortion and gender-affirming care are heavily intertwined, and one group conservative hate group continues to use its influence in Idaho.

Single lesbians are avoided by straight women, but not straight men. Here's why.

A lesbian's relationship status changes things, according to new research.