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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.
Australian Catholic Church Warns Pro-Marriage Companies

Australian Catholic Church Warns Pro-Marriage Companies

The Catholic Church in Australia tells companies of its 'gravely concern' that they supported marriage equality in recent newspaper advertisements.

Nyet: Play About Oscar Wilde Banned in Moscow

Nyet: Play About Oscar Wilde Banned in Moscow

The play's author says he believes it ran afoul of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

Kyrgyzstan Advances 'Gay Propaganda' Bill Harsher Than Russia's

Kyrgyzstan Advances Harsh 'Gay Propaganda' Bill

The bill, even more draconian than Russia's, has received the second of three necessary approvals by Kyrgyz lawmakers.

Over 183,000 People Celebrate Antigay Couple's Likely Divorce

Over 183,000 People Celebrate Antigay Couple's Likely Divorce

An antigay couple in Australia vowed to divorce if the nation enacts marriage equality. A whole lot of people want to see that happen.

REPORT: Hate Crimes ‘Routine’ in U.K.

REPORT: Hate Crimes ‘Routine’ in U.K.

A new report says unreported hate crimes — numbering in the tens of thousands — are a fact of life in the United Kingdom.

Why Prince Harry Defended a Gay Soldier From Attack

The British Prince retired last week after a decade of military service.

U.K. College Rewrites 650-Year-Old Dress Code to Accommodate Trans Students

College Rewrites 650-Year-Old Dress Code for Trans Students

St. Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge broke with tradition after listening to student campaigners led by trans woman Charlie Northrup.

WATCH: Gay Christian Palestinian Fears Death If Deported

WATCH: Gay Christian Palestinian Fears Death If Deported

The young man has sought refugee status in Canada, where he has been living on a student visa, but authorities have denied it to his family's ties to Hamas.

WATCH: Britain’s ‘Gay Married Men’ Reveal All
June 22 2015 5:28 PM ET

WATCH: Britain’s ‘Gay Married Men’ Reveal All

Members of the support group for gay men who married straight women speak out about their real, and often heartbreaking, experiences.

Malaysia Takes Heat for Convicting Nine Trans Women of Illegal 'Cross-Dressing'
June 22 2015 9:22 AM ET

Nine Trans Women Convicted in Malaysia

Human Rights Watch has demanded Malaysia's Islamic government take anti-trans Sharia laws off the books.

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