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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.
Dragged Into the Spotlight

Dragged Into the Spotlight

Ireland: Dragged Into The Spotlight

Uganda: Ink-Stained and Proud of It

Uganda: Ink-Stained and Proud of It

An LGBT magazine launches in the most hostile of climates: Uganda.

Meet The First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Meet The First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Meet America's First Gay Ambassador to Vietnam

Irish Lesbian Couple Survives Brutal Homophobic Attack

Irish Lesbian Couple Survives Brutal Homophobic Attack

Roisin Prendergast and girlfriend Ciara Murphy were verbally and physically abused by unknown male assailants for being gay.

WATCH: What It's Like to Be LGBT in Colombia

WATCH: What It's Like to Be LGBT in Colombia

Discover what coming out and fending off homophobia looks like for LGBT Columbians in these clips.

Russian Lesbian Club Raided After Owners Post Viral Kissing Selfie

Lesbian Kissing Selfie Prompts Russia's Latest Bar Raid

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov appears to be making good on his threat to shutter the St. Petersburg club owned by a lesbian couple who trolled him by kissing on a recent flight.

15 Snarkiest Responses to ISIS Threat of Roman Invasion

15 Snarkiest Replies to ISIS Threat of Roman Invasion

Twitter users from all over the world joined the people of Rome this week standing up with humor against an antigay invasion threat, allegedly from ISIS.

Toronto Police: Trans Woman of Color's Death Was Not Homicide

Toronto Cops: Trans Woman's Death Was Not Homicide

Police have determined that Sumaya Dalmar's death was not a murder, but investigators still released a statement after inquiries from trans residents.

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed a bill that permits gender-neutral marriage in the Nordic country.

High Praise for State Department's First-Ever Envoy for LGBT Human Rights
February 26 2015 4:56 PM ET

High Praise for State Department's First-Ever Envoy for LGBT Human Rights

Longtime State Department diplomat Randy Berry will serve in a new post tasked with improving the situation of LGBT people around the world.

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