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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.
Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out in Wake of Pride Stabbings

Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out in Wake of Pride Attack

MK Itzik Shmuli revealed his sexual orientation in a column titled, 'The knife is raised on my community.'

PHOTOS: Six Stabbed at Jerusalem Pride March

PHOTOS: Six Stabbed at Jerusalem Pride March

The suspect was just released from prison, serving a 10-year sentence for a similar attack at Jerusalem Pride a decade ago.

Omar Sharif Jr. Featured on Arabic TV News

Omar Sharif Jr. Featured on Arabic TV News

The interview is being hailed as the first time many people in the Arab world have heard directly from a gay person.

Living Trans, From Iran to New York City

Living Trans, From Iran to New York City

Up-and-coming actress Pooya Mohseni tells The Advocate what it took to come out as trans at 37, offering a riveting tale of survival that took her from Iran to New York City.

Members of Congress Want U.S. to Deny Visas to Spouses of Diplomats From Antigay Nations

Members of Congress to Antigay Diplomats: Better Come Stag

Members of Congress want to reciprocate the denial of visas to spouses of foreign diplomats from antigay countries.

Jamaica to Hold First LGBT Pride Celebration

Jamaica to Hold First LGBT Pride Celebration

While security concerns make a parade impossible, a full week of festivities have been planned.

Franklin Graham: Obama Promoting 'Immorality' by Supporting LGBT Rights in Kenya

Franklin Graham: Obama Is 'Exporting Immorality' to Kenya

The president is advocating for 'the gay & lesbian agenda,' Graham writes on Facebook.

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