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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.
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.

Enormous Crowds Descend on Rome to Protest Civil Unions

Enormous Crowds Descend on Rome to Protest Civil Unions

While France, Ireland, and the U.K. have already enacted marriage equality, Italy still struggles with offering any legal recognition to same-sex couples.

Smallest Nation on Earth Now Has Marriage Equality

Smallest Nation on Earth Now Has Marriage Equality

A gay wedding may be in store for this country of 56 people.

Does Partnership Registration Mean Taiwan Is Ready for Marriage Equality?

Is Taiwan Preparing to Say 'I Do' to Marriage Equality?

Partnership registration in two major cities is purely symbolic, but activists say it sends a message.

Antigay Russian Pol Denounces 'Game of Thrones' for 'Sexual Deviant' Characters

Antigay Russian Pol Denounces Game of Thrones for 'Sexual Deviant' Characters

Vitaly Milonov, father of the nation's 'gay propaganda' law, wants GOT off the air or at least labeled as harmful.

The 11 Weirdest, Wildest Pride Traditions Around the World

The 11 Weirdest, Wildest Pride Traditions Worldwide

Could Antigay Violence Like France's Happen Here?

Could Antigay Violence Like France's Happen Here?

A revolution on Paris streets is backlash against marriage equality, and two years in, the violence is unabated.

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