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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.

Becoming a gay parent is difficult in the U.S., but it's near impossible in Japan. Dr. Guy Ringler is working to change that.

January 06 2016 7:48 AM

The extremist's export of hate to Uganda has cost him a lot of money — and may bankrupt his ministry.

3:02 PM

There's a donnybrook in Ireland over a campaign ad that paints leaders of the opposition as a gay couple, as if there could be anything worse.

January 04 2016 9:54 PM

Diane Rodriguez faces constant danger as an unbowed trans activist in central America.

January 04 2016 6:02 AM

A 26-year-old gay man came out in Malawi came out on Friday, then was detained by police and has now gone into hiding. Meanwhile, a national politician called for the execution of all gay people.

January 03 2016 2:16 PM

The 15-year-old was reportedly found 'in the house of an ISIS leader,' though that leader was spared the brutal death sentence meted out to the teenager. 

January 02 2016 6:12 PM

Here's hoping Ryan Mahon's defense of difference amid an antigay attack on New Year's Day sets the tone for 2016. 

January 02 2016 1:45 PM
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