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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.
Op-ed: We Just Saw a Turning Point for Global LGBT Rights

Op-ed: We Just Saw a Turning Point for Global LGBT Rights

It's apparent attitudes are changing when nations like Turkey, Jordan, and Georgia are paying attention to LGBT issues.

Op-ed: An LGBT Perspective on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Op-ed: An LGBT Perspective on the Iran Nuclear Deal

An out West Hollywood councilman says Congress needs to reject the deal with Iran, saying the nation's abysmal human rights record speaks volumes.

Alan Turing's Personal Letters Reveal His Sexual Turmoil

Alan Turing's Personal Letters Reveal His Inner Turmoil

Newly released handwritten letters sent by Alan Turing after his conviction for 'gross indecency' reveal his candid thoughts about his sexuality.

U.S. Marine Claims 'Trans Panic' in Murder of Trans Filipina Jennifer Laude

U.S. Marine Employs 'Trans Panic' Defense in Filipina's Murder

Joseph Scott Pemberton, a U.S. Marine private first class, admitted to killing 26-year-old Filipina Jennifer Laude after he discovered she was transgender.

Reported at U.N. Meeting: ISIS Has Executed 30 LGBT People

U.N. Reports: ISIS Has Executed 30 LGBT People

For the first time ever, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting regarding LGBT issues.

Jerusalem Stabber Charged With Murder of Shira Banki

Jerusalem Attacker Charged With Murder of Shira Banki

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed six at Jerusalem's Gay Pride, killing a 16-year-old girl.

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