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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.
PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Three hijra — India's legally recognized trans or third gender citizens — have taken part in an a bold new health campaign titled, 'Love Your Breasts. Or Lose Your Breasts.'

Russia Now Says Trans People Can't Have Driver's Licenses

Russia Now Says Trans People Can't Have Driver's Licenses

You've got to hand it to Vladimir Putin's Russia: Just when you think they've thought of everything, leading Russian anti-LGBT forces get even more creative.

Muhammad Gay Kiss Among Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Muhammad Gay Kiss Among Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

A cartoon of the prophet lip-locked with the magazine's editorial director was no doubt high on the list of resentments attackers used to justify killings in Paris.

No Fare: London Uber Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Kissing

No Fare: London Uber Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Kissing

Uber has suspended a driver who left two passengers on the side of the road, pending an investigation into alleged homophobia.

Dominican Rep. Allows U.K. Embassy to Wed Gay Couple, But Won't Recognize Vows

Dominican Rep. Lets Gay Couple Wed But There's a Catch

Two men, one British and one Dominican, are the first same-sex couple to tie the knot in this religiously conservative Caribbean nation.

India Elects First Transgender Mayor
January 05 2015 1:49 PM ET

First Transgender Mayor Elected in India

For the first time in history, a city in India has elected a transgender Mayor.

7 Reasons To Be Hopeful in 2015

7 Reasons To Be Hopeful in 2015

While the world offers many examples of persecution and injustice, there are reasons to expect the next generation will be better off, and the next, and the next.

Gambia's Gay-hating Dictator Survives Coup Attempt

Gambia's Gay-hating Dictator Survives Coup Attempt

Discontent looms large in Gambia, a poor country with a president whose main goal has been eliminating LGBT people.

Top Chinese Sexologist Opens Up About Her Trans Partner

Top Chinese Sexologist Opens Up About Her Trans Partner

Li Yinhe explains loving her trans male partner is not a radical act, but talking about it is.

Luxembourg Begins Same-sex Legal Weddings

Luxembourg Begins Same-sex Legal Weddings

The small, wealthy European nation joins Scotland and Florida in welcoming in the new year with marriage equality.

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