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.

An image of a boy standing defiantly in front of an antigay crowd has stirred emotions.

September 12 2016 1:23 PM

Although the 2016 Paralympics will be the last for lesbian wheelchair sprinter Marikee Vervoort, she still has a long bucket list to accomplish before she takes advantage of Belgium's legal euthanasia. 

September 07 2016 10:23 PM

A new law allows transgender people in this conservative South American nation to legally register for identification displaying their authentic gender. 

September 07 2016 3:37 PM

"Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and girls and boys who love each other," said the 79-year-old king of Norway. 

September 07 2016 3:02 PM

Barcelona is only the most recent threat of mass violence against LGBT people following the June tragedy.

September 07 2016 1:00 AM

George-Kyveli Papadimitriou is an activist working in Greece, who is passionate about expanding the options for young non-binary people in an inescapably binary world. This is their story, as told to Kay Cairns. 

September 05 2016 1:09 PM