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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.
Does Botswana Court Win Mean Better Days for LGBTs in Africa?
November 17 2014 2:03 PM ET

Botswana: High Hopes for African LGBTs After Court Win

Thom Senzee

Although same-sex relations remain illegal in Botswana, a high court judge has ruled that an LGBT lobbying group has a constitutional right to challenge the country's antigay laws.

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp When Addressing Conversion Therapy
November 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The U.N.'s Collective Gasp on Conversion Therapy

Samantha Ames

Last week the United Nations demanded to know how the United States could permit conversion therapy.

The State of LGBT Equality in Africa
November 17 2014 5:00 AM ET

The State of LGBT Equality in Africa

Thom Senzee

Homophobia thrives in most countries in Africa, making the continent an oppressive place to live for countless LGBT people.

Colin Farrell: It's 'Insane' That My Gay Brother Left Ireland to Marry
November 16 2014 9:27 PM ET

Colin Farrell: It's 'Insane' That My Gay Brother Left Ireland to Marry

Lucas Grindley

The actor is encouraging Ireland to vote for marriage equality in a national referendum next year.

Nicolas Sarkozy Wants to Reverse Marriage Equality in France
November 16 2014 1:06 PM ET

Nicolas Sarkozy Wants to Reverse Marriage Equality in France

Lucas Grindley

Just because same-sex couples are already marrying, that hasn't stopped a campaign to rid the country of equality.

Toronto Trans Man Strip-Searched By Police, Files Human Rights Complaint
November 16 2014 11:00 AM ET

Trans Man Strip-Searched, Files Human Rights Complaint

Mitch Kellaway

Boyd Kodak faced three days of horror, he says, when he was detained by police and placed in women's facilities where he was stripped, forced to wear women's clothing, and humiliated by other inmates.

Saudi Arabia Just Jailed Another Gay Man
November 13 2014 6:49 PM ET

Saudi Arabia Just Jailed Another Gay Man

Thom Senzee

A Saudi man has been given a sentence of three years in prison, plus a hefty fine for posting nude photos of himself on social media.

Elton John Sticks It to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands
November 13 2014 6:30 AM ET

Elton John Sticks It to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Thom Senzee

Invoking Tchaikovsky, Tim Cook, and even the iPad, pop's megastar minced no words in calling out the absurd brutality of Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda during a concert in St. Petersburg.

WATCH: Irish Ad Looks to Inspire Youth to Say 'Yes' to Marriage Equality
November 12 2014 4:00 PM ET

WATCH: Inspiring Irish Ad Asks Youth to Vote 'Yes Equality'

Thom Senzee

Ahead of an anticipated referendum on marriage equality next May, LGBT advocates in Ireland are asking youth to register to vote by November 25, and say 'Yes Equality' next year.

PHOTOS: Hong Kong Pride Sparks Rainbow 'Umbrella Revolution'
November 11 2014 6:32 PM ET

PHOTOS: Hong Kong Pride Sparks Rainbow 'Umbrella Revolution'

Thom Senzee

Hong Kong Pride attendees added umbrellas to the standard mix of rainbow flags, clothing, and face paint as a nod of support for pro-democracy demonstrators.

Love Finds a Way For Russia's Second Legal Same-sex Wedding
November 11 2014 1:47 AM ET

Meet Russia's Newest Legally Married Lesbians 

Thom Senzee

A second same-sex couple has found a way to wed by using Russia's draconian antigay laws to exchange their vows in legally binding matrimony.

Malaysian Judge Strikes Antitrans Ban on Gender Expression
November 10 2014 2:53 PM ET

Malaysian Judge Strikes Antitrans Ban on Gender Expression

Thom Senzee

A Malaysian appeals court overturned a ban on men and trans women wearing women's clothing.

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