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 president endorses respect for all, "no matter their gender or race or religion or disability or sexual orientation."

September 20 2016 8:22 PM

First it was South Africa keeping homophobic minister Steven Anderson out. Botswana is now following suit.

September 20 2016 5:34 PM

Bi Week, starting today, tries to make the bisexual experience more visible to the mainstream. The following story illustrates how far we have to go. 

September 19 2016 6:20 AM

Trans military veteran Helena Vukovic continues to fight off the battlefield.

September 16 2016 2:39 PM

In moving to deny access to apps like Grindr, the world's fourth most populous nation continues to isolate and endanger its LGBT citizens.

September 15 2016 3:45 PM

South Africa has prevented an American anti-LGBT pastor from entering the country.

September 14 2016 8:57 PM