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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.
On V-E Day, Watch a Gay Holocaust Survivor Recount His Experiences

V-E Day: Watch a Gay Holocaust Survivor Recount His Experience

Seventy years after the Allies defeated the Nazis, hear the story of a gay man who lived through Buchenwald.

Irish Metal Band Denounces 'Vile' Anti-LGBT Video Game, Revokes Music Rights

Irish Metal Band Denounces 'Vile' Anti-LGBT Video Game

Behind a tough-guy exterior, Cruachan lead singer Keith Fay has a soft-spot for the LGBT community, and has condemned the controversial game Kill the Faggot as 'disgusting.'

Meet the Gay Teen Who Could Be the U.K's Youngest Elected Official

This Gay Teen Hopes to Be U.K's Youngest Elected Official

As if being just 18 weren't enough of a challenge, Luke Holland of Birmingham decided to come out in the middle of his election campaign.

Cuba to Host Mass Symbolic Gay Wedding With Religious Leaders in Tow

Cuba to Host Mass Symbolic Gay Wedding With Religious Leaders in Tow

The progressive policies espoused by Mariela Castro, daughter of the president, are taking root.

'Mx' Could Be Oxford English Dictionary's First Trans-Affirming Honorific

'Mx' — Dictionary's First Trans-Affirming Honorific?

But some worry that its possibly confusing pronunciation could hamper the term's continued usage.

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

Op-ed: From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero

In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet.

Score One for LGBT Rights in Africa

Score One for LGBT Rights in Africa

A Kenyan LGBT rights group wins the right to be formally recognized by the government.

British Diplomats Exchange Vows at U.K. Embassy in Japan

British Diplomats Exchange Vows at U.K. Embassy in Japan

The latest marriage officiated at the British diplomatic mission to Japan just happened to be between two of the embassy's own staff members.

Argentina Makes History With Three-Parent Birth Certificate

Argentina Makes History With Three-Parent Birth Certificate

Argentina becomes Latin America's first nation to recognize same-sex partners and a biological parent on a child's birth certificate.

Brazilian Trans Woman Brutalized By Police Proves 'We Are All Veronica'

Brazilian Trans Woman Brutalized By Police Proves 'We Are All Veronica'

Images of Verônica Bolina's disfigured face have gone viral, sparking a #SomosTodosVeronica movement against Brazilian police brutality.

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