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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 Beauty Queen Without Makeup?

Pageant finalist Melisa Raouf is highlighting inner beauty and calling out unrealistic standards.

Flipping the Script on Stories of Black Trans Women

Media reports of Black trans women are often filled with tragedy. This arts collective tells a different tale.

Meet the Lesbian Couple Who Traveled to Every Country in the World

Rachel Davey and Martina Sebova wrapped up their mission in November.

Meta's Oversight Board Says Company Needs to Revamp Breast Pic Rules

The independent oversight board found that Meta's content moderation rules around breasts weren't trans and nonbinary-inclusive.

Tina Kotek Sworn in as First Lesbian Governor of Oregon

"It will take all of us, doing what we can, to build the Oregon we want to live in," Kotek said in her inaugural address.

Maura Healey Sworn in as Nation's First Lesbian Governor

Healey's inauguration in Massachusetts, which took place Thursday, will be followed Monday by the swearing-in of another lesbian governor, Tina Kotek of Oregon.

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How Does the 'Abortion Pill' Work?

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White Lotus's Jennifer Coolidge Loves Being a Gay Icon

Fresh off her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The White Lotus season 2, Coolidge admits to The Advocate that the gays are not trying to kill her.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema Is No Longer a Democrat

The bisexual Arizonan formally abandons the political party aligned with her community.