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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.

How to Help With Nepal Earthquake Relief

Designer and Nepal native Prabal Gurung is raising awareness and funds through his foundation

Gay Youth Group in Israel Reaching Out to Arab LGBTs

Gay Youth Group in Israel Reaching Out to Arab LGBTs

In Jaffa, an LGBT organization seeks to begin a dialogue, according to a story from Haaretz.

Russian Court Won't Reinstate Fired Lesbian Teacher

Russian Court Won't Reinstate Fired Lesbian Teacher

The teacher, who was fired for alleged 'immoral behavior,' plans to appeal.

Report: Pope Rejects France's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee

Report: Pope Rejects France's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee

One French paper said the pontiff turned away the candidate but said it was "nothing personal."

Peter Tatchell, One of U.K.’s Most Audacious LGBT Activists, On Trans Backlash

The latest attack on Tatchell sprang from a surprising quarter: the trans community.

WATCH: Russian Army Sings 'Barbie Girl'

WATCH: Russian Army Sings 'Barbie Girl'

The surfacing of a YouTube clip of singing soldiers conjures an era when Russia didn't automatically prompt thoughts of homophobia.

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.

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