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.

We've catalogued all of Hillary Clinton's pledges made during a sweeping address to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington Saturday.

October 06 2015 6:30 AM

Why you need to know and care about the situation in Kyrgyzstan.

October 06 2015 4:00 AM

The crime is that they are perceived to be gay; the punishment is death by being thrown from a roof. 

October 05 2015 3:09 PM

The largest regional trade accord in history is seen by critics as hurting women, aiding antigay regimes and dramatically reducing global access to HIV drugs.

October 05 2015 2:46 PM

Elected officials want the law that allowed for the fine to be repealed. 

October 02 2015 1:17 PM

A new report brings to light a mystery found in a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty. 

September 29 2015 6:42 PM

The United Nations adopts a groundbreaking agenda, but does it really protect LGBT people? The HRC's Jean Freedberg helps sort it out. 

September 29 2015 1:12 PM