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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.

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.

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.