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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.
A Joyful, Historic Day for Marriage in Ireland

PHOTOS: A Joyful, Historic Day for Marriage in Ireland

Ireland Votes Yes, Becomes First Nation in World to Approve Marriage Equality

IRELAND VOTES YES

Early vote counts say Ireland has become the first nation in the world to OK marriage equality by popular vote.

WATCH: Stephen Fry Goes Gaelic for Irish Marriage Equality

WATCH: Stephen Fry Goes Gaelic for Irish Marriage Equality

Stephen Fry, host of the hit British comedy-panel show Q1, says he's not sure about gay marriage — but his husband is.

Voting 'Yes' to Irish Marriage Equality? Enjoy a Free Ride to the Polls

Ireland: Say 'Yes' to Marriage Equality, Get a Free Ride to the Polls

The world's largest ride-sharing app says it passionately supports equality, and wants to help voters change Ireland.

Brasileros Luchan Contra la Homofobia Con un Beso

Brasileros Luchan Contra la Homofobia Con un Beso

La popular cantante y productora brasilera Daniela Mercury y su esporsa, Malu Verçosa, protagonizaron una amorosa escena en el Congreso Nacional.

Brazilians Fight Homophobia With a Kiss

PHOTO: Brazilians Fight Homophobia With a Kiss

Popular Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury and her wife, Malu Verçosa, took a loving stand against discrimination in front of Brazil’s National Congress.

Op-ed: Ireland's Marriage Decision Will Reverberate Around the World

Ireland's Marriage Vote Will Echo Around the World

If Ireland denies marriage equality at the polls, it could harm LGBT people everywhere.

Suspect Charged in London Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.

Suspect Charged in London Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.

More than a month after Vanessa Santillan was found beaten to death in a London apartment, police have apprehended her suspected killer, Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez.

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Harish Iyer's mom meant well but ruffled some progressive feathers by indicating a preferred caste in the ad seeking a husband for her son.

PHOTOS: Belgians Do It Better at Brussels Pride

Pride Photos: Belgians Do It Better

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