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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.

Laphonza Butler Sworn in as First Black Lesbian U.S. Senator

Vice President Kamala Harris swore Butler in on Tuesday.

Joy Oladokun’s Ode to Forever Love, ‘Sweet Symphony,’ Gets Soaring New Release

The Black queer Americana singer’s duet with Chris Stapleton has become a favorite at celebrations and weddings since its release last year.

Teddy Geiger on Her New Single 'I've Made Mistakes'

It's the latest single from Geiger's upcoming album Teresa.

Who Is Laphonza Butler, California's New, History-Making U.S. Senator?

Butler, a Black lesbian, has a long record of history-making activism.

Gavin Newsom Chooses Queer Democratic Activist Laphonza Butler to Fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate Seat

Laphonza Butler makes history as the first out person of color in the Senate.

Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson Mix Art and Crime in Gay Director Nicol Paone's 'Kill Room'

Paone talks about reuniting the Pulp Fiction stars and how working for Hillary Clinton was a turning point in her career.

Dianne Feinstein: An LGBTQ+ Rights Champion

Feinstein was slow to embrace marriage equality but eventually did, and she supported the community in other ways.

The Morning Show’s Reese Witherspoon and Julianna Margulies Have a Spark in New Clip

In an exclusive clip from The Morning Show’s next episode, it looks like Reese Witherspoon’s Bradley and Julianna Margulies’s Laura still have the chemistry that brought them together last season.

The Fastest Woman in the World Is Leaving Her Haters Behind

Despite the trauma she’s endured, it took her becoming the fastest woman in the world after winning the women’s 100 meter at the track and field world championships in Budapest in August to renew a skeptical public’s faith in her.

‘One of a Kind’ Megan Rapinoe Leaves Behind Lasting Legacy After Final U.S. Match

Two World Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal would be enough for many, but the 38-year-old has never just been satisfied with sporting achievements.

Sarah Ann Masse Comes Out as Bisexual in Heartfelt Essay

Actor and writer Sarah Ann Masse compares coming out to her relationship with her curly hair.

What Would One Million Moms Think of Boebert, Greene, and Noem?

These three politicians espouse Christian living (and anti-LGBTQ+ bias) all while throwing stones from glass houses.

Jann Wenner's Legacy: Janis Joplin Lamented Rolling Stone Story Days Before Death

The interview can be viewed in a new light after the magazine’s queer cofounder, Jann Wenner, denigrated Black and female musicians.

Lyft Now Lets Women and Nonbinary Riders Request Their Driver’s Gender

The service, called “Women+ Connect,” is rolling out in the coming months.

​Kathy Kozachenko, First Out Elected Official in U.S., to be Honored in Michigan

The statue’s dedication it timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her historic election.

Here's Why Coco Gauff Thanked Tennis Legend Billie Jean King After U.S. Open Win

Gauff gave a shout out to the lesbian icon after receiving her $3 million check.

Robin Roberts Marries Girlfriend Amber Laign

The two have been together since 2005.

Watch Annette Bening and Jodie Foster Impress in 'Nyad' Trailer

Annette Bening plays endurance swimmer Diana Nyad in the upcoming Netflix biopic.

Karine Jean-Pierre Splits From Her Partner Suzanne Malveaux

The news emerged in a Vogue profile of Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary.

A Sapphic Romance Burns in 'Special Ops: Lioness' Exclusive Clip

The Paramount+ series, which stars Zoe Saldaña, Nicole Kidman, and Morgan Freeman, sees an undercover agent fall for her mark.