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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.

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the 'blame the gays' mantra to a whole new level.

January 19 2016 8:51 AM

In this central work of queer Chinese literature, the story of a torrid love affair between wealthy businessman Handong and naive student Lan Yu is set against the political unrest of the 1980s. Bei Tong is the anonymous author of Beijing Comrades, and his true identity has been a subject of debate since the work was first published on a gay Chinese Web site in 1998 and quickly earned a devoted following. The book, excerpted here, is now translated into English for the first time by Scott E. Myers.

January 14 2016 6:34 AM

LGBT people face mortal danger from ISIS and around the world, yet few ever obtain refuge in the U.S.

January 12 2016 7:23 AM

Marriage equality is 'rubbish,' said the island nation's prime minister.

January 07 2016 3:18 PM
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