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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.
British Diplomats Exchange Vows at U.K. Embassy in Japan

British Diplomats Exchange Vows at U.K. Embassy in Japan

The latest marriage officiated at the British diplomatic mission to Japan just happened to be between two of the embassy's own staff members.

Argentina Makes History With Three-Parent Birth Certificate

Argentina Makes History With Three-Parent Birth Certificate

Argentina becomes Latin America's first nation to recognize same-sex partners and a biological parent on a child's birth certificate.

Brazilian Trans Woman Brutalized By Police Proves 'We Are All Veronica'

Brazilian Trans Woman Brutalized By Police Proves 'We Are All Veronica'

Images of Verônica Bolina's disfigured face have gone viral, sparking a #SomosTodosVeronica movement against Brazilian police brutality.

WATCH: Northern Ireland's Health Minister Quits, Apologizes for Antigay Rant

WATCH: Regretting Antigay Rant, Northern Ireland Pol Resigns

Jim Wells will leave office to take care of his ill wife, Grace, May 11. He says he has already apologized for comments claiming kids raised by same-sex parents were more likely to be abused.

Dozens of Israeli Gay Couples Seeking Surrogacy in Nepal Are Evacuated Home

Dozens of Israeli Gay Couples Seeking Surrogacy in Nepal Are Evacuated Home

Two emergency flights return same-sex couples, some of whom are new parents, to Israel after a devastating earthquake near Katmandu.

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.

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