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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.
Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

With Taiwan's celebrated decision, the number of countries worldwide that require proof-of-surgery to change legal gender now drops to 28.

Filipina Trans Woman's Alleged U.S. Marine Murderer Granted Trial Suspension

Filipina Trans Woman's Alleged U.S. Marine Murderer Granted Trial Suspension

During the 60-day delay, Filipino advocates have high hopes for a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement, which has allowed the U.S. to remain involved in U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton's custody.

26 'Gay' Men Arrested at Cairo Bathhouse Caged for Court Appearance

26 'Gay' Men Arrested at Cairo Bathhouse Caged for Court Appearance

The men who were arrested December 2 appeared in court Sunday, weeping and asking for belief in their innocence.

China: Court Rules 'Gay Conversion' Clinic Must Pay Victim

China: Court Rules 'Ex-Gay' Clinic Must Pay Victim

LGBT advocates are hailing a court decision in favor of a victim of 'conversion therapy' as a victory for the community.

Zimbabwe: 35 Injured in Attack on LGBT Group's Holiday Party

Zimbabwe: 35 Injured in Attack on LGBT Group's Holiday Party

A gathering of LGBT people in Zimbabwe's capital city of Harare was attacked by armed men over the weekend, sending many to the hospital.

3 Arrested in Latest Surge of Gambia's Antigay Witch Hunt
December 23 2014 10:23 PM ET

U.S. Suspends Some Aid as Gambia's Antigay Witch Hunt Intensifies

Gambia's notoriously homophobic head of state who said in May, 'I will kill them,' has LGBT Gambians on the run. Now the U.S. has imposed sanctions against Gambia.

Amnesty Disappointed with Ireland's New Trans Bill

Amnesty Disappointed with Ireland's New Trans Bill

Though happy it's being delivered before the end of the year as promised, Amnesty International says Ireland's gender-recognition bill will need amendments to make it good.

WATCH: Partner of Sydney Siege Hero Tori Johnson Remembers His 'Soulmate'

Sydney Siege Hero's Partner Remembers His 'Soulmate'

Australians and the world are hearing from the long-term partner of Tori Johnson, being called a hero of Tuesday's café hostage situation in Sydney, and in the process learning that some heroes are gay.

Ireland Will Ask Its Voters for Marriage in May

Ireland Will 'Pop the Question' to Voters in May

Ireland appears poised to follow Scotland and may soon become the 18th country to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.

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