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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.
40 Under 40: JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration a Local Issue
August 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration Local

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Two out lawmakers know that ignoring immigration reform would greatly harm LGBT citizens and noncitizens alike.

Thai Government Stops Same-Sex Couple at Border With Surrogate Baby
August 18 2014 5:18 PM ET

Thai Gov't Stops Same-Sex Couple at Border With Surrogate Baby

Mitch Kellaway

In the wake of two highly publicized scandals, the Thai government has banned commercial surrogacy and blocked foreign couples with surrogate children from leaving the country indefinitely.

Four Questions Reveal Horrifying Situation for LGBTs in Kenyan Refugee Camps
August 16 2014 12:00 PM ET

How to Help Mitigate LGBT Refugee Horrors in Kenyan Camps

Thom Senzee

Kuchu Diaspora Alliance founder Victor Mukasa needs help housing, providing health care for, and protecting Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya.

Popular Kenyan Musician Introduces Bill to Stone Foreign Gays to Death
August 15 2014 4:00 AM ET

Popular Kenyan Musician Wants Law to Stone Gays to Death

Thom Senzee

Reports suggest that Edward Onwong'a Nyakeriga's 'Stone-the-Gays' bill may be a non-starter.

What Are the Chances Uganda Will Just Pass a New Antigay Law?
August 14 2014 5:29 PM ET

What Are the Chances Uganda Will Just Pass a New Antigay Law?

Thom Senzee

Apparently hoping to skirt international critique while also appeasing rabidly antigay lawmakers in his own party, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is walking a fine line. 

WATCH: Documentary Uncovers Horrors Faced by Two Gay Iranian Refugees
August 14 2014 2:30 PM ET

WATCH: Uncovering Abuse Faced By Two Gay Iranian Refugees

Thom Senzee

Even after escaping Iran, two gay men awaiting asylum are unwilling to show their faces on camera in a first-of-its-kind documentary. 

Rights Groups in 'Recon' Mode Following U.S.-Africa Summit
August 13 2014 4:30 AM ET

Was the U.S.-Africa Summit a Bust for LGBT Equality?

Thom Senzee

After failing to win a seat at the table inside the summit, HRC and Human Rights First are sizing up the potential impact on the lives of LGBTs from the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Is This British Gay Bar Discriminating Against Straight People?
August 12 2014 1:53 PM ET

Is This British Gay Bar Discriminating Against Straight People?

Daniel Reynolds

Locals are accusing the oldest gay bar in Brighton, England of advertising a discriminatory ban against straight patrons.

Nepal Celebrates as Country Verges on Marriage Equality
August 11 2014 4:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Nepal Celebrates as Country Verges on Marriage Equality

Advocate.com Editors

An annual Hindu celebration in Nepal doubles as a Pride march and a hopeful moment for marriage equality.

Uganda Pride Sends Message: Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It
August 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It

Thom Senzee

Six months after President Yoweri Museveni signs a draconian antigay bill into law, and less than two weeks after that law was overturned, (invitation-only) Uganda Pride goes off without a hitch.

6 Gay Bar Raids That Reveal The Journey Ahead for LGBTs Abroad
August 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

6 Gay Bar Raids That Show What's Ahead for LGBTs Abroad

Thom Senzee

The number of bar raids in America may have subsided, but LGBTs in Africa, Russia, the Mideast, to name a few, still face antigay laws that subject them to police hostility and brutality.

Indian Cabinet Bars Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
August 10 2014 11:23 AM ET

India Close To Rescinding More LGBT Rights

Mitch Kellaway

Only Parliament stands between the draft bill and thousands of LGBT couples facing a serious blow to their parental rights.

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