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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.
Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip

Obama Isn't Quiet About LGBT Rights, Even in Jamaica Trip

Activists had hoped the president would use his influence in Jamaica to highlight LGBT equality.

HBO's VICE Uncovers Gay Iranians Forced to Surgically Change Gender

Gay Iranians Forced to Surgically Change Gender

Hard to believe, but the Iranian government will pay for gender-reassignment surgery to "cure homosexuality."

Report: Pope Judges Gay Ambassador Candidate Unacceptable

Report: Pope Judges Gay Ambassador Candidate Unacceptable

The Vatican has yet to accept France's candidate for ambassador — and sources report Pope Francis nixed him because he's gay.

What's It Like to Be Gay or Trans in Iran?

Tonight on HBO, VICE takes a look at what it’s like to be trans in Iran.

Lesbian Couple in Guam Denied Marriage License

Lesbian Couple in Guam Denied License to Wed 

A same-sex couple in Guam just wanted to get a marriage license, but instead they're going to court.

Op-ed: Obama Must Stand Up for LGBT Jamaicans

Op-ed: Obama Must Stand Up for LGBT Jamaicans

As the president arrives in Jamaica for the Summit of the Americas, he must defend the basic rights of gender and sexual minorities.

Op-ed: How I’m Helping the Chinese Gayby Boom

Op-ed: How I’m Helping the Chinese Gayby Boom

Americans aren't the only LGBT people fighting for their right to have a family.

London Police Search for Suspect in Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.

London Police Search for Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder 

Vanessa Santillan, a Mexican trans woman visiting the U.K. from Miami, Fla., was beaten to death in a London apartment.

Ireland Approves Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Ahead of Marriage Vote

Ireland Approves Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples

Ahead of a marriage equality referendum slated for May, Irish lawmakers passed a bill extending adoption rights to same-sex couples by a sweeping majority.

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