Laverne Cox to Premiere New Documentary, 'The T Word'
September 18 2014 5:00 AM ET September 18 2014 11:50 AM ET

Get the Scoop on Laverne Cox's New Project: The T Word

Mitch Kellaway

Laverne Cox's new documentary will explore the stories of 'fearless' transgender youth.

Colo. Students Come Out In Support of Trans Homecoming Princess
September 17 2014 2:35 PM ET

Colo. Students Support Their Trans Homecoming Princess

Mitch Kellaway

'She's perfect the way she is,' says one among many supportive students in trans homecoming princess Scarlett Lenh's conservative Colorado hometown.

Conn. Trans Teen Jane Doe Found After Escaping Therapy Program
September 17 2014 1:07 PM ET

Conn. Trans Teen Found After Escaping Therapy Program

Mitch Kellaway

Advocates say it's no surprise that the formerly imprisoned and abused trans teen, who suffers post-traumatic symptoms, attempted to escape treatment.

Two Transgender Teens Crowned Homecoming Royalty
September 16 2014 2:07 PM ET

Two Transgender Teens Crowned Homecoming Royalty

Mitch Kellaway

This week, Scarlett Lenh of Colorado and Mel Gonzalez of Texas were overjoyed to learn that their classmates had voted them, respectively, homecoming queen and king.

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner
September 15 2014 11:47 AM ET

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner

Annie Hollenbeck

Officials from Louisiana State University will meet with the fraternity after displaying several crude banners over the years.

An Afternoon in WeHo With a Gay Russian Teen Seeking Asylum
September 15 2014 7:30 AM ET

A WeHo Walk With a Gay Russian Asylum-Seeker

Advocate Contributor

Danny Fisk details his 'transformative' encounter with Vlad Slavskiy, an 18-year-old Russian LGBT activist participating in NYC's Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality.

LGBT People Are Driving an Upheaval in Video Games
September 15 2014 6:00 AM ET

LGBT People Are Driving an Upheaval in Video Games

Matt Baume

From players to developers, LGBT people are upending what it means to be a gamer.

STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth
September 14 2014 12:51 PM ET

Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

Mitch Kellaway

New research finds that trans youth who delay puberty's effects before planning their transition are happy and well-functioning.

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop Photoshopping Your Selfies
September 09 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop Photoshopping Your Selfies

Levi Chambers

Are you brave enough to simply be you — on Instagram?

Op-ed: When One Activist Movement Knocks Out Another
September 09 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: When One Activist Movement Knocks Out Another

Tyler Curry

HIV is resurging among young gay and bisexual men. Here's why we are all to blame.

WATCH: Teen from Disturbing Coming-Out Video Pays It Forward
September 07 2014 9:10 AM ET

WATCH: Ga. Teen, Kicked Out, Pays It Forward

Sunnivie Brydum

A 19-year-old's video of his family's violent reaction to coming out prompted massive donations — which the teen is now directing to a local homeless shelter for LGBT Youth.

STUDY: LGBT Youth Face Worse Treatment in Foster Care Than Peers
September 03 2014 4:10 PM ET

STUDY: It's Not Getting Better for LGBT Foster Kids

Mitch Kellaway

A new study discovers that LGBT youth face twice as much mistreatment in the foster care system as do their non-LGBT peers.

Gender-Nonconforming Teen Sues DMV That Denied License Photo
September 03 2014 11:45 AM ET

Gender-Nonconforming Teen Sues DMV

Mitch Kellaway

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is now facing legal action after allegedly discriminating against Chase Culpepper's gender expression.

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