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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.
The State of LGBT Equality in Africa

The State of LGBT Equality in Africa

Homophobia thrives in most countries in Africa, making the continent an oppressive place to live for countless LGBT people.

Colin Farrell: It's 'Insane' That My Gay Brother Left Ireland to Marry

Colin Farrell: It's 'Insane' That My Gay Brother Left Ireland to Marry

The actor is encouraging Ireland to vote for marriage equality in a national referendum next year.

Nicolas Sarkozy Wants to Reverse Marriage Equality in France

Nicolas Sarkozy Wants to Reverse Marriage Equality in France

Just because same-sex couples are already marrying, that hasn't stopped a campaign to rid the country of equality.

Toronto Trans Man Strip-Searched By Police, Files Human Rights Complaint

Trans Man Strip-Searched, Files Human Rights Complaint

Boyd Kodak faced three days of horror, he says, when he was detained by police and placed in women's facilities where he was stripped, forced to wear women's clothing, and humiliated by other inmates.

Saudi Arabia Just Jailed Another Gay Man

Saudi Arabia Just Jailed Another Gay Man

A Saudi man has been given a sentence of three years in prison, plus a hefty fine for posting nude photos of himself on social media.

Elton John Sticks It to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Elton John Sticks It to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Invoking Tchaikovsky, Tim Cook, and even the iPad, pop's megastar minced no words in calling out the absurd brutality of Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda during a concert in St. Petersburg.

WATCH: Irish Ad Looks to Inspire Youth to Say 'Yes' to Marriage Equality

WATCH: Inspiring Irish Ad Asks Youth to Vote 'Yes Equality'

Ahead of an anticipated referendum on marriage equality next May, LGBT advocates in Ireland are asking youth to register to vote by November 25, and say 'Yes Equality' next year.

PHOTOS: Hong Kong Pride Sparks Rainbow 'Umbrella Revolution'

PHOTOS: Hong Kong Pride Sparks Rainbow 'Umbrella Revolution'

Hong Kong Pride attendees added umbrellas to the standard mix of rainbow flags, clothing, and face paint as a nod of support for pro-democracy demonstrators.

Love Finds a Way For Russia's Second Legal Same-sex Wedding

Meet Russia's Newest Legally Married Lesbians 

A second same-sex couple has found a way to wed by using Russia's draconian antigay laws to exchange their vows in legally binding matrimony.

Malaysian Judge Strikes Antitrans Ban on Gender Expression

Malaysian Judge Strikes Antitrans Ban on Gender Expression

A Malaysian appeals court overturned a ban on men and trans women wearing women's clothing.

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