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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.

Mary & George's Julianne Moore on Mary's sexual fluidity and queer relationship

Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine chat with Advocate Channel about their royally queer characters in STARZ's Mary & George.

Lesbians have more orgasms than straight women — and yes, it's men's fault

A new research study is shedding a light on why straight women have fewer orgasms than lesbians — and it's exactly the reason you think.

Here's why soccer fans are booing USWNT player Korbin Albert

Even Korbin Albert's teammates are distancing themselves from the player in light of her social media posts mocking queer people.

How Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter advances equality

The hit album is much more than simply a genre detour for the superstar.

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

When even blue states aren't safe from anti-LGBTQ+ laws, this queer mayor is protecting her city

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the first woman and first out gay mayor of Vermont's largest city, tells The Advocate about how blue states must be proactive instead of reactive in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.

Visit Casa Susanna, a secret house of trans women in the 1960s

A house in the Catskill Mountains once served as a refuge of joy and liberation. Now, a new book brings Casa Susanna back to life.

Palm Royale’s Ricky Martin and Kristen Wiig on queer safe spaces and their platonic love

The stars of the new Apple TV+ series share how meaningful it was to them to tell stories of queer identity and friendship between gay men and women.

Watch these brothers step up after their dad refused to attend their sister's queer wedding

After one bride's father refused to attend or take part in her wedding, her brothers decided to fill his role instead.

'Fractured landscape:' Abortions in the U.S. are increasing, despite 'drastic' bans

Despite abortion restrictions being implemented in 21 states since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are increasing in the U.S.

Trans woman assailed during Kanye West's Rolling Loud set beats back 'bullies' (exclusive)

Blu Linares recently told The Advocate about her reaction to the viral video of her assault, and the moments leading up to it.

'Cruel' Nebraska senator investigated after using colleague's name in a rape scene

Republican Steve Halloran is under investigation for sexual harassment after using a colleague's name while reading a graphic rape scene on the legislative floor.

MacKenzie Scott donates over $30 million to LGBTQ+ nonprofits: 'Vital agents of change'

MacKenzie Scott has awarded 279 nonprofits with $2 million each, including 15 organizations that focus on the LGBTQ+ community.

Girls5eva's Paula Pell on season 3's lesbian 'Trampage' and finding her people

Girls5eva's lesbian star chats with Advocate Channel about how the new, very queer season gets its specific lesbian references so right. .

Planet Fitness bans member who photographed trans woman changing — and it's not sorry

Planet Fitness is standing behind its decision to ban a member who photographed a transgender woman in a locker room.

Check out the lesbian wedding at the center of 'Anyone But You'

The plot of the Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell-led romcom revolves around a queer wedding featuring Alexandra Shipp and Hadley Robinson. And we have a clip.

Olivia Rodrigo gives away free Plan B at Missouri show, calls for 'funding abortion'

Olivia Rodrigo gave away free boxes of Julie emergency contraception also known as Plan B — at her recent show in St. Louis, Mo., where abortion is a felony.