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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.
Love Wins: American and Canadian Soccer Stars Tie the Knot

Love Wins: Two Women's Soccer Stars Tie the Knot

They played for rival teams but now are united, and to fellow Christians Ella Masar sends a message: Love conquers all.

Germany's Angela Merkel Opposes Discrimination — and Marriage Equality

Germany's Angela Merkel Opposes Discrimination — and Marriage Equality

Marriage, the German leader contends, is the union of a man and a woman.

Salvadoran Trans Man Says He Was Brutalized by Police After Pride Parade

Salvadoran Trans Man Says He Was Brutalized by Police After Pride Parade

Aldo Alexander Peña leaked pictures to social media of his disfigured face after police, he says, broke his eye socket while arresting him on false charges.

WATCH: What Happens When Two Men Walk Hand in Hand in Moscow

WATCH: When Two Men Hold Hands in Moscow...

There is still a long way to go before Russia's LGBT citizens can feel safe to be out and open in public.

What Do Recent Signs Say About the Pope?

What Do Recent Signs Say About the Pope?

Diplomatic dispute calls Francis’ openness to LGBTs into question.

Married Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

Simón Cazal of LGBT Paraguayan group SomosGay, says he was encouraged by his audience with Pope Francis.

Ireland Moves Toward Employment Protections for LGB Teachers

Ireland Moves to Protect Jobs of LGB Teachers

The republic that became the first to approve marriage equality by popular vote now extends labor protections to LGB employees of religious schools and hospitals.

Outrageous Comments by Tennis Pro: ‘There Are Definitely No Gays’ in Top 100

Tennis Pro Knows No Gays, But 'Every Other Player Is a Lesbian'

Ukrainian tennis pro Sergiy Stakhovsky may not be a household name, but he is making a racket about lesbian and gay players.

Brazilian Military Police Suspected of Covering Up Trans Teen's Murder

Did Brazilian Cops Cover Up This Trans Teen's Murder? 

Laura Vermont, 18, died of suspicious head trauma. A 'witness' alleges two military police officers coerced him, under threat of violence, not to implicate them.

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