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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.
Sweeping Israeli Gay Rights Bills Proposed

Sweeping Israeli Gay Rights Bills Proposed

The package of legislation is known as the 'Shira Banki bills,' named after the teenager stabbed to death at Jerusalem Pride.

Angry Tweets Accuse BBC Host of Stereotyping Gay Men

Angry Tweets Accuse BBC Host of Stereotyping Gay Men

Evan Davis said dating apps like Tinder let straight people 'act like gay men,' a comment some took as saying gay men are promiscuous.

Costa Rica's President Introduces Common-Law Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Its legalization would be a first for Central America.

WATCH: The Lost Language of Gay Men

WATCH: The Almost Extinct 'Gay Language'

Polari was commonly used in Britain until the 1970s. Now it is spoken only by a handful of people.

After Pride Attack, Gay Groups Angry With Jerusalem Mayor

After Pride Attack, Gay Groups Angry With Jerusalem Mayor

Mayor Nir Barkat stayed in the U.S. after an extremist stabbed six people, one fatally, at his city's Pride celebration.

Fund This: Bombastic, Uganda's Only LGBT Magazine

Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Adoption Ban

Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Adoption Ban

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex couples adopting are unconstitutional.

Australian Prime Minister Threatens to Sack Ministers Who Vote for Marriage Equality

Australian PM Doubles Down on Antigay Position

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott vows to force party leaders to leave their positions if they break ranks and vote for a marriage equality bill.

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