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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.
5 Global LGBT Rights News Stories to Watch in 2015

5 Global LGBT-rights Stories to Watch in 2015

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

WATCH: YouTube Videos get Trans Egyptian Arrested in Crackdown

WATCH: YouTube Videos get Trans Egyptian Arrested in Crackdown

Police take woman away for videos posted years ago, even though they show her dancing fully clothed.

PHOTOS: Scotland Rings In First Same-Sex Weddings

PHOTOS: Scotland Rings In First Same-Sex Weddings

The law establishing full marriage equality took effect Wednesday in Scotland.

Queen Honors 5 For Their Work In LGBT Rights & Visibility

Queen Honors 5 For Their Work In LGBT Rights & Visibility

A poet, a doctor, an advocate for our parents, and two advocates were honored by the queen this week.

2014 Phobie Awards: The Worst People of the Year

2014 Phobie Awards: The Worst People of the Year

The Advocate has as a long tradition of pausing at the end of each year to reflect on who among our coverage wins for the most homophobic, transphobic, and downright reprehensible.

ICANN Can’t Even

ICANN Can’t Even 

The organization that determines the world’s URLs has decided that .gay doesn’t need a responsible administrator.

Kiev Is Burning

Kiev Is Burning: What An Attack Means for LGBTs

A historic theater is attacked during an LGBT film festival.

Russian Antigay Activist Gets 29 LGBT Teachers Fired, Then Gets Arrested

Russian Antigay Activist Gets 29 LGBT Teachers Fired, Then Gets Arrested

The good news is that Timur Isayev's efforts to destroy the careers and lives of gay teachers recently backfired and landed him in jail for unrelated crimes.

WATCH: TV Pilot Explores Teen Gay Angst in Suburban Australia

WATCH: TV Pilot Explores Gay Teen Angst in Suburban Australia

When Ben and Evie both think the same new guy in class is hot, you know Subject to Change is a film and TV series for today.

WATCH: British Soccer Player Penalized for Kissing Opponent

WATCH: British Soccer Player Penalized for Kissing Opponent

A Bristol, England, midfielder says he kissed the opposing midfielder to avoid 'doing something silly' as the two opponents clashed on the field.

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