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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.
WATCH: Northern Ireland's Health Minister Quits, Apologizes for Antigay Rant

WATCH: Regretting Antigay Rant, Northern Ireland Pol Resigns

Jim Wells will leave office to take care of his ill wife, Grace, May 11. He says he has already apologized for comments claiming kids raised by same-sex parents were more likely to be abused.

Dozens of Israeli Gay Couples Seeking Surrogacy in Nepal Are Evacuated Home

Dozens of Israeli Gay Couples Seeking Surrogacy in Nepal Are Evacuated Home

Two emergency flights return same-sex couples, some of whom are new parents, to Israel after a devastating earthquake near Katmandu.

How to Help With Nepal Earthquake Relief

Designer and Nepal native Prabal Gurung is raising awareness and funds through his foundation

Gay Youth Group in Israel Reaching Out to Arab LGBTs

Gay Youth Group in Israel Reaching Out to Arab LGBTs

In Jaffa, an LGBT organization seeks to begin a dialogue, according to a story from Haaretz.

Russian Court Won't Reinstate Fired Lesbian Teacher

Russian Court Won't Reinstate Fired Lesbian Teacher

The teacher, who was fired for alleged 'immoral behavior,' plans to appeal.

Report: Pope Rejects France's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee

Report: Pope Rejects France's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee

One French paper said the pontiff turned away the candidate but said it was "nothing personal."

Peter Tatchell, One of U.K.’s Most Audacious LGBT Activists, On Trans Backlash

The latest attack on Tatchell sprang from a surprising quarter: the trans community.

WATCH: Russian Army Sings 'Barbie Girl'

WATCH: Russian Army Sings 'Barbie Girl'

The surfacing of a YouTube clip of singing soldiers conjures an era when Russia didn't automatically prompt thoughts of homophobia.

WATCH: Ireland's New Marriage Equality Ad Will Give You Goosebumps

WATCH: Goosebump-Worthy Irish Marriage Equality Ad

The video asks Irish citizens to 'bring your family with you' to the polls on May 22, when the country hosts the world's first national referendum on marriage equality.

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