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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.
Philippine Government Charges U.S. Marine With Murder of Trans Woman

Philippine Gov't Charges U.S. Marine With Murder of Trans Woman

After being turned over to Filipino authorities in October, U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton now officially faces murder charges for the brutal strangulation of Filipina national Jennifer Laude.

Indian Government May Offer Welfare Benefits Specific to Trans Citizens

Indian Gov't May Offer Welfare Benfits to Trans Citizens

India's government is considering how to aid its disenfranchised trans citizens with educational incentives and pensions in a new welfare proposal draft.

Seoul's Mayor Apologizes for Nixing Gay Rights Charter

Seoul's Mayor Apologizes for Nixing Gay Rights Charter

Mayor Park Won-soon and LGBT activists in South Korea have reached an agreement after the mayor previously caved to religious groups who decried LGBT inclusion in a human rights charter.

WATCH: Saved from Slaughterhouse, Ireland's Gay Bull Finds Sanctuary

WATCH: Ireland's Gay Bull, Benjy, Finds Sanctuary

A cocreator of The Simpsons paid thousands to buy and transport to a U.K. sanctuary an Irish bull that was headed to the slaughterhouse because the animal would not mate with female cows.

PHOTOS: 'Thousands' of Gambians Attend Antigay Rally

PHOTOS: 'Thousands' of Gambians Attend Antigay Rally

Declaring that homosexuality is against Islam, supporters of Gambia's new 'jail-the-gays' law gathered en masse to celebrate legalized homophobia.

Another 'Gay' Man Thrown From Building, Stoned to Death by ISIS

Another 'Gay' Man Stoned to Death by ISIS

Gruesome photos have emerged of an allegedly gay man being murdered by terrorists in Islamic State-controlled territory.

PHOTOS: Activists Stage Kiss-In at Spanish Burger King That Ejected Gay Couple

Kiss-In Follows Spanish Burger King's Gay Ejection

A Spanish security guard's decision to throw out a gay couple for kissing in a Madrid Burger King sparked a kiss-in by dozens of same-sex couples.

Egyptian Police Arrest, Humiliate 'Gay' Men at Cairo Bathhouse

Scores of Men Arrested at 'Gay' Bathhouse in Egypt

A late-night raid of a Cairo bathhouse included a humiliating march in the nude to police vans outside.

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

A community of Australia's aboriginal trans men is finding its voice through telling 'yarns' and raising awareness of life at the intersections of trans and indigenous identities.

5 Ways Victoria's New Equality Minister Is Making It Better for LGBT Aussies

5 Ways Australia's New Equality Minister Is Making It Better

Martin Foley says same-sex couples will be able to adopt and religious groups in Victoria won't be able to discriminate against LGBT workers.

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