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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.
Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

The U.N. Secretary General criticized laws that criminalize sodomy in a speech given in India, which recently reinstated its own ban on same-sex sex.

Thailand Touts Accepting Society in Establishing "Third Gender" in Constitution

Thailand's New Constitution to Recognize "Third Gender"

Thailand, known worldwide for its vibrant trans culture, has still struggled to legally protect its trans citizens -- but a new constitution may be the first step towards change.

Gambian President: U.S. Leads 'Evil Empire of Homosexuals'

Gambian President: U.S. Leads 'Evil Empire of Homosexuals'

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's latest antigay rant channels Ronald Reagan, claiming LGBT people and supportive Western nations like the U.S. are the 'evil empire.'

26 Men Arrested in Egypt's 'Gay' Bathhouse Raid Acquitted of Debauchery

26 Acquitted in Egypt's 'Gay' Bathhouse Raid 

Acquittals are rare in Egypt, and prosecutors have already filed an appeal. Meanwhile, attorneys for the acquitted men are seeking their release.

Marriage Equality Among David Cameron's Proudest Achievements

Marriage Equality Tops David Cameron's Proudest Achievements

Bucking some of his own party's loudest critics, the U.K.'s Conservative Party prime minister is unflinching and unapologetic about his support for LGBT equality.

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Three hijra — India's legally recognized trans or third gender citizens — have taken part in an a bold new health campaign titled, 'Love Your Breasts. Or Lose Your Breasts.'

Russia Now Says Trans People Can't Have Driver's Licenses

Russia Now Says Trans People Can't Have Driver's Licenses

You've got to hand it to Vladimir Putin's Russia: Just when you think they've thought of everything, leading Russian anti-LGBT forces get even more creative.

Muhammad Gay Kiss Among Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Muhammad Gay Kiss Among Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

A cartoon of the prophet lip-locked with the magazine's editorial director was no doubt high on the list of resentments attackers used to justify killings in Paris.

No Fare: London Uber Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Kissing

No Fare: London Uber Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Kissing

Uber has suspended a driver who left two passengers on the side of the road, pending an investigation into alleged homophobia.

Dominican Rep. Allows U.K. Embassy to Wed Gay Couple, But Won't Recognize Vows

Dominican Rep. Lets Gay Couple Wed But There's a Catch

Two men, one British and one Dominican, are the first same-sex couple to tie the knot in this religiously conservative Caribbean nation.

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