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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.
Cambodia Gets Its First LGBT Magazine

First LGBT Magazine in Cambodia Debuts 

A French-born editor with American and Canadian roots seeks to entertain, inform, and bring greater visibility to Cambodia's LGBT community.

These 8 Couples Are Ready for Marriage in Australia

These 8 Couples Are Ready for Marriage in Australia

Act Two: Ireland Moves to End Employment Discrimination
June 03 2015 8:42 PM ET

Act Two: Ireland Moves to End Employment Discrimination

A new LGBT-inclusive employment non-discrimination measure has been announced, just days after Ireland's historic pro-equality marriage referendum passed.

ISIS Dangles, Drops Men Accused of Being Gay from High-Rise

ISIS Dangles, Drops 'Gay' Men to Their Deaths

Those accused of the 'crime' of homosexuality in ISIS-controlled Iraq are tried, sentenced, and tortured, then dropped from a tower 100 feet above a cheering crowd.

WATCH: Saudi Arabian Job Fair at Gaylord Gets Punked

Punking the Antigay Saudi Arabian Regime 

Fresh off the heels of a similar video prank against the LGBT-murdering regime in Iran, a humor-loving human rights group slammed the Saudi government.

Rio de Janeiro's Trans Inmates Allowed to Choose Between Male or Female Prisons

Rio's Trans Inmates Allowed to Choose Between Male or Female Prisons

Brazil — a country which sees a record amount of transphobic violence — is taking unique steps to reduce the epidemic in Rio prisons.

Veil Lifts off Transgender Turkey as Trans Candidate Runs for Parliament

Out From The Shadows: Turkey's Transgender Population 

Turkey is a Muslim country where the very existence of transgender people, only now coming out of the shadows, is endangered.

Op-ed: Why This Is the Year for Marriage in Australia

Op-ed: Why This Is the Year for Marriage in Australia

The nation has struggled with marriage equality for over a decade, but thanks to pro-LGBT campaigns and a little push from a faraway friend, change is coming.

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