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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.
WATCH: Ireland's New Marriage Equality Ad Will Give You Goosebumps

WATCH: Goosebump-Worthy Irish Marriage Equality Ad

The video asks Irish citizens to 'bring your family with you' to the polls on May 22, when the country hosts the world's first national referendum on marriage equality.

Egyptian Court Upholds Ruling Allowing For Deportation & Ban of Gay Foreigners

The decision follows appeal of Libyan gay man to his arrest, deportation, and reentry denial.

Guam's Attorney General and Governor Lock Horns Over Marriage Equality

Guam's Attorney General, Governor Lock Horns Over Marriage Equality 

The U.S. territory's top legal official wants same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses, but the governor says the matter should be put to a vote.

Homophobic Leadership in Brazil's Congress Puts Marriage Equality in Peril

Homophobic Leadership in Brazil's Congress Puts Marriage Equality in Peril

Brazil's burgeoning evangelical movement is on a fast track to power, with a decidedly antigay mission.

PHOTOS: Becoming Visible in Peru

PHOTOS: Becoming Visible in Peru

An oppressive class system and a culture of machismo aren't enough to stop these men from coming out.

Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip

Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip

Activists had hoped the president would use his influence in Jamaica to highlight LGBT equality.

HBO's VICE Uncovers Gay Iranians Forced to Surgically Change Gender

Gay Iranians Forced to Surgically Change Gender

Hard to believe, but the Iranian government will pay for gender-reassignment surgery to "cure homosexuality."

Report: Pope Judges Gay Ambassador Candidate Unacceptable

Report: Pope Judges Gay Ambassador Candidate Unacceptable

The Vatican has yet to accept France's candidate for ambassador — and sources report Pope Francis nixed him because he's gay.

What's It Like to Be Gay or Trans in Iran?

Tonight on HBO, VICE takes a look at what it’s like to be trans in Iran.

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