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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.
Saudi Arabian School Official Jailed and Fined for Rainbows on Building

Hey, Saudi Arabia: Rainbows ≠ Gay

A school in Saudi Arabia was fined because the rainbows painted on its building were seen as promoting homosexuality.

Kenyans to Protest President Obama By Marching Naked Through the Streets

Why 5,000 Kenyans Will Get Naked to Protest Obama

Kenya's Republican Liberty Party intends to 'demonstrate the difference between men and women.'

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

A queer sensibility can be found in London’s National Portrait Gallery. You just need to know where — and how — to look.

Will We See the End of AIDS by 2030?

Will We See the End of AIDS by 2030?

It's possible, if the world builds on the progress of the past 15 years, says a new United Nations report.

Transgender Victory: Ireland Set to Make History Again With Gender Identity Bill

Danny Boy, Or Girl? Trans Irish Can Soon Self-Declare

The president of Ireland is expected to sign the bill into law before month's end.

Love Wins: American and Canadian Soccer Stars Tie the Knot

Love Wins: Two Women's Soccer Stars Tie the Knot

They played for rival teams but now are united, and to fellow Christians Ella Masar sends a message: Love conquers all.

Germany's Angela Merkel Opposes Discrimination — and Marriage Equality

Germany's Angela Merkel Opposes Discrimination — and Marriage Equality

Marriage, the German leader contends, is the union of a man and a woman.

Salvadoran Trans Man Says He Was Brutalized by Police After Pride Parade

Salvadoran Trans Man Says He Was Brutalized by Police After Pride Parade

Aldo Alexander Peña leaked pictures to social media of his disfigured face after police, he says, broke his eye socket while arresting him on false charges.

WATCH: What Happens When Two Men Walk Hand in Hand in Moscow

WATCH: When Two Men Hold Hands in Moscow...

There is still a long way to go before Russia's LGBT citizens can feel safe to be out and open in public.

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