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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.

Events around the world memorialize those we've lost and call on us to take action to stop HIV in its tracks.

November 30 2015 6:11 PM

Baroness Patricia Scotland, the U.K.'s newly appointed Commonwealth secretary-general, wants to put an end to the criminalization of homosexuality in 40 countries.

November 30 2015 9:29 AM

The editor of one of Russia's few lesbian publication tells us why she left everything behind to start a new life in America.

November 30 2015 8:22 AM

Straight actors Bruno Gagliasso and João Vicente de Castro want to show there's nothing wrong with 'showing our affection and love' for other men.

November 29 2015 12:32 PM

Nearly 20,000 people have signed a petition in protest of the gay singer's 'lewd acts' and 'LGBT rights' activism.

November 28 2015 1:11 PM

Groups working on behalf of LGBT Ugandans say the bill is targeting them.

November 26 2015 3:06 PM

Gay and bisexual men are still banned for life from donating blood in the U.S.

November 26 2015 1:58 PM