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Read the latest updates about LGBT issues around the world. The Advocate is an international source for developments pertaining to gay world news, politics, Prides, politicians, and rights that affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Learn about antigay laws, human rights violations, landmark victories, and failures of governments to protect the rights of its citizens. From Asia, to North America, to South America, to Europe, to Africa, The Advocate provides transcontinental coverage of the issues that matter to our readers.
Meet the Gay Teen Who Could Be the U.K's Youngest Elected Official

This Gay Teen Could Become the U.K's Youngest Elected Official

As if being just 18 weren't enough of a challenge, Luke Holland of Birmingham decided to come out in the middle of his election campaign.

Cuba to Host Mass Symbolic Gay Wedding With Religious Leaders in Tow

Cuba to Host Mass Symbolic Gay Wedding With Religious Leaders in Tow

The progressive policies espoused by Mariela Castro, daughter of the president, are taking root.

'Mx' Could Be Oxford English Dictionary's First Trans-Affirming Honorific

'Mx' — Dictionary's First Trans-Affirming Honorific?

But some worry that its possibly confusing pronunciation could hamper the term's continued usage.

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet.

Score One for LGBT Rights in Africa

Score One for LGBT Rights in Africa

A Kenyan LGBT rights group wins the right to be formally recognized by the government.

British Diplomats Exchange Vows at U.K. Embassy in Japan

British Diplomats Exchange Vows at U.K. Embassy in Japan

The latest marriage officiated at the British diplomatic mission to Japan just happened to be between two of the embassy's own staff members.

Argentina Makes History With Three-Parent Birth Certificate

Argentina Makes History With Three-Parent Birth Certificate

Argentina becomes Latin America's first nation to recognize same-sex partners and a biological parent on a child's birth certificate.

Brazilian Trans Woman Brutalized By Police Proves 'We Are All Veronica'

Brazilian Trans Woman Brutalized By Police Proves 'We Are All Veronica'

Images of Verônica Bolina's disfigured face have gone viral, sparking a #SomosTodosVeronica movement against Brazilian police brutality.

WATCH: Northern Ireland's Health Minister Quits, Apologizes for Antigay Rant

WATCH: Regretting Antigay Rant, Northern Ireland Pol Resigns

Jim Wells will leave office to take care of his ill wife, Grace, May 11. He says he has already apologized for comments claiming kids raised by same-sex parents were more likely to be abused.

Dozens of Israeli Gay Couples Seeking Surrogacy in Nepal Are Evacuated Home

Dozens of Israeli Gay Couples Seeking Surrogacy in Nepal Are Evacuated Home

Two emergency flights return same-sex couples, some of whom are new parents, to Israel after a devastating earthquake near Katmandu.

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