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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.

A lesbian couple was brutally beaten by group of men in Halifax. Police still haven't filed charges

Two LGBTQ+ women are seeking justice after a group of men violently assaulted them over the weekend.

Cameroon president's daughter comes out, reveals relationship with Brazilian model

LGBTQ+ relationships are criminalized in Cameroon, carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison.

All Republican women in the South Carolina Senate lost their primaries — Here's why

Three women GOP State Senators joined Democrats last year to block an extreme conservative-backed bill.

The Advocates 2024: Poet and activist Dr. Cheryl Clarke

The lesbian poet, essayist, scholar, and educator's career and activism have been going strong for over four decades.

Supreme Court blocks Idaho's ban on emergency abortions, but it's 'not a victory for pregnant patients'

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an Idaho ban on emergency abortions, but Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson says the decision "is not a victory for pregnant patients."

The Advocates 2024: Admiral Rachel Levine

The first out transgender federal official continues to firmly stand her ground despite relentless far-right attacks.

Yes, HIV-positive people can safely breastfeed

On a recent episode of +Talk, two experts relay the real facts about breastfeeding when living with HIV.

How 'SVU' led Mariska Hargitay to stand up for sexual assault survivors

"I stay motivated because an extraordinary amount of work remains to be done," Hargitay says.

The Boys' lesbian star Valorie Curry on mocking her hateful right-wing character

The Boys' new supe Firecracker punches down on queer people. The show's lesbian star Valorie Curry tells The Advocate why it's important that she got to portray her.

11 of Sarah Paulson's Best Performances (So Far)

These are our favorite roles by the Emmy- and Tony-winning actor.

An ex-Mormon couple is renewing their vows 5 years after one came out as transgender

After 18 years of marriage, Shaye and Amanda Scott are finally planning a ceremony authentic to them.

8 Ariana DeBose must-see musical theater Performances ahead of the Tony Awards

The multi-talented Ariana DeBose (the first out queer woman of color to win an Oscar) is hosting the Tony Awards for a third time. Here are seven performances that spotlight her outsized gifts.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will always 'fight like hell' to protect LGBTQ+ rights (exclusive)

The governor of Michigan tells The Advocate about her efforts to defend vital LGBTQ+ services, and warns about the dangers of a second Trump term.

When these Venezuelan migrants couldn't afford to get married, their Denver community threw them a wedding

Nonprofit Dork Dancing hosted the wedding for Amarilis and Mariangy Delgado Gutierrez on Sunday, one year after they left Venezuela.

Surprise! 'Hairspray' star Nikki Blonsky has eloped with Hailey Jo Jenson

The actor revealed that she married her partner last year, dishing on the details of the intimate engagement and ceremony.

Even J.K. Rowling's family didn't want to hear her transphobia: 'Begging me not to speak'

Tired of hearing Rowling's bigotry? The author recently admitted that her loved ones were too.

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.