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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.
Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed a bill that permits gender-neutral marriage in the Nordic country.

High Praise for State Department's First-Ever Envoy for LGBT Human Rights
February 26 2015 4:56 PM ET

High Praise for State Department's First-Ever Envoy for LGBT Human Rights

Longtime State Department diplomat Randy Berry will serve in a new post tasked with improving the situation of LGBT people around the world.

Op-ed: My Home Is Alive With 'The Sounds of Sodomy?'

Op-ed: My Home Is Alive With 'The Sounds of Sodomy?'

A gay dad's response to an absurd campaign.

Chicago's Henry Gerber House May Become Next LGBT Historic Landmark

The site was unanimously approved to move on to the next stage of the process to become a National Historic Landmark.

ISIS Publishes Propaganda Piece 'Explaining' Recent Antigay Atrocities

ISIS Tries 'Explaining' Recent Antigay Atrocities

The self-proclaimed Islamic State militant group has published a grisly series of photos depicting the executions of allegedly gay men who died after being thrown from rooftops and stoned by waiting mobs on the ground.

Valentine's Day Ad Campaign Encourages Chinese LGBTs to Come Out

Valentine's Day Ad Campaign Encourages Chinese LGBTs to Come Out

Social media ads feature same-sex and straight couples to illustrate that 'Love Is Not a Choice.'

Torturer Next Door: Gambia's Antigay Prez Owns Home in Maryland

Torturer Next Door: Gambia's Antigay Prez Owns Home in Maryland

The Human Rights Campaign placed a full-page ad in a Maryland newspaper warning locals about a 'human rights violator' in their midst.

British Clinic: Young Trans Patients Have Increased Five-Fold in Four Years

British Clinic Sees 5 Times More Young Trans Patients Than 4 Years Ago

As trans youth become open and comfortable with their identities at younger ages, health trends may see positive changes, reports a London health clinic.

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Was the global outrage at Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law just a flash in the pan?

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