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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.
Two Trans Women in Critical Condition as Turkey Sees Rash of Transphobic Violence

Two Trans Women in Critical Condition as Turkey Sees Rash of Transphobic Violence

In May alone, seven trans women have been stabbed by men on the street or in their homes, with almost no arrests made.

Top Journalist Comes Out One Week Before Ireland's Marriage Vote

Irish Journalist Comes Out One Week Before Marriage Vote

With seven days remaining before the big marriage refendum in Ireland, Ursula Halligan has come out in a public yet personal way.

Watch: Clips From A Prayer for Uganda Showing Lethal Homophobia

Isobel Yeung traveled to Uganda for Vice to meet the anti-gay leaders that are embedding intolerance and hate into the country’s youth.

Op-ed: Why We Need an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia

Op-ed: Why We Need IDAHOT

The Human Rights Campaign's global director tells us why IDAHOT is more important than ever.

EU Parliament Screens 'Prayers for Bobby' for IDAHOT

EU Parliament Screens Prayers for Bobby for IDAHOT

The film makes a powerful statement against faith-based homophobia, say EU leaders.

WATCH: Straight Irish Dad Has Best Reason Yet to Support Marriage Equality

WATCH: Straight Irish Dad's Best Reason to Vote 'Yes'

There are eight days until Ireland's referendum on marriage equality. The polls say it is likely to pass; and one Irish dad wants his countrymen to know why he's voting yes.

Four Pakistani Trans Women 'Mysteriously' Murdered in One Week

4 Pakistani Trans Women Murdered in One Week

One woman's burned remains were found days before three others were gunned down on a crowded street corner.

Kenyan Paper Shamed for Its 'Top Gays' List

Kenyan Paper Shamed for Its 'Top Gays' List

Online commenters are rejecting the newspaper's homophobic list, and coming out on the side of the LGBT activists outed.

'I Will Slit Your Throat:' Gambian President to Gay Men

'I Will Slit Your Throat,' Gambian President Tells Gays

It's among the most direct, graphic threats the dictator has made in his long history of homophobic public remarks.

Ireland's 'Silent No' Voters Could Threaten Marriage Equality

Ireland's 'Silent No' Voters Could Threaten Marriage Equality

New fears about potential defeat for Ireland's marriage equality ballot question are starting to emerge after months of strong polling in support of the freedom to marry.

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