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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.
Op-ed: 267,000 LGBTQ People Should No Longer Be Relegated to Living in the Shadows

Op-ed: 267,000 LGBT People Shouldn't Be Relegated to the Shadows

America's immigration system is broken, but LGBTQ people may be the ones to fix it.

New Jersey Rep Gets Blowback on Antigay Statements
February 06 2015 2:51 PM ET

New Jersey Rep Gets Blowback on Antigay Statements

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. didn't care for fellow N.J. congressman Chris Smith saying gay rights are not human rights.

PHOTOS: These Trans Women Fashion Models Sizzle

PHOTOS: These Trans Women Fashion Models Sizzle

Thailand's Apple Model Management proudly presents the faces of its all-trans modeling division, a world first for the fashion industry.

Pope Has Kind Words for Backers of Anti-Equality Measures in Slovakia

Pope Francis Again Disappoints LGBT Activists

Slovakians will vote Saturday on the definition of marriage and whether same-sex couples can adopt children.

Antigay Russian Pol Jokes He Might Punish Lesbians for Airplane Photo

Antigay Russian Pol Jokes He Might Punish Lesbians for Photo

Vitaly Milonov has a twisted 'sense of humor' and a long list of antigay moves in Russia.

'Gay' Man Thrown From Roof by ISIS Survives Fall, Stoned to Death

Surviving Fall, 'Gay' Man Then Stoned to Death by ISIS

The latest gruesome antigay atrocity in Syria comes, again, at the merciless hands of the Islamic State, just weeks after two others were stoned to death for allegedly being gay.

Hey Russia, We Are #DrivingWhileTrans

Hey Russia, We Are #DrivingWhileTrans

A new law could target transgender Russians and others deemed 'mentally ill' for the denial of driver's licenses. Here's what our trans readers think of that plan.

PHOTOS: A Wedding Fantasy in Tel Aviv

PHOTOS: A Wedding Fantasy in Tel Aviv

Nir Slakman's photos show what could be a reality if Israel had marriage equality.

Israel, Canada Relax Surgical Barriers for Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Israel, Canada Relax Barriers for Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Officials from both Israel and Manitoba explained their new ID policy changes as a way to keep up with modern times.

Op-ed: The Fearless Pearl of Africa

Op-ed: The Fearless Pearl of Africa

Writer and photographer David Robinson on how a trans Ugandan embarked on a journey to embrace herself and change the world.

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