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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.
U.S. Issues First Response to Gambia's New 'Jail-the-Gays' Law

U.S. Issues First Response to Gambia's New 'Jail-the-Gays' Law

The State Department says it's "disappointed" in President Jammeh.

Ugandan Lawmaker Promises Homophobia for the Holidays — Again

Ugandan Lawmaker Promises Homophobia for the Holidays

Recalling a promise made by another parliamentarian in 2012, a Ugandan legislator says the nation will get a new 'jail the gays' act just in time for Christmas.

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations

Op-ed: Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations

A trip to central Africa and the passing of a mentor were enough to make one writer realize that being closeted wasn't worth it.

In Gambia, Being LGBT Now Means Torture, Life in Jail

In Gambia, Being LGBT Now Means Torture, Life in Jail

The west African nation has been cracking down on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people — and will now throw away the key for those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality."

It Gets Worse: Russia's Kremlin Targets LGBT Youth Support

Russia's Kremlin Targets LGBT Youth Support

Youth face losing their last online refuge to express what it's like to be LGBT in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2014

Today we pause to remember the beautiful lives needlessly lost to antitrans violence this year.

WATCH: 'Wicked' Sing-along Heals Manchester After Antigay Attack

WATCH: Wicked Sing-along Counters U.K. Antigay Attack

Tram passengers and LGBT choir members joined forces this week to prove that Manchester is a place #SafeToSing after a violent antigay attack earlier this month.

Does Botswana Court Win Mean Better Days for LGBTs in Africa?

Botswana: High Hopes for African LGBTs After Court Win

Although same-sex relations remain illegal in Botswana, a high court judge has ruled that an LGBT lobbying group has a constitutional right to challenge the country's antigay laws.

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp When Addressing Conversion Therapy

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp on Conversion Therapy

Last week the United Nations demanded to know how the United States could permit conversion therapy.

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