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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.
Glasgow Free Pride Rescinds Drag Ban

Pride Event Ends Drag Ban

Many are still fuming after a Scottish Pride gathering initially said no to drag performers.

European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

While not binding, the decision adds to mounting pressure on the peninsula. 

Canadian Professor Fired for Antigay Facebook Post

Canadian Professor Fired for Antigay Facebook Post

'It's the queers they should be hanging, not the flag,' said professor Rick Coupland in a comment about the raising of rainbow flags.

Saudi Arabian School Official Jailed and Fined for Rainbows on Building

Hey, Saudi Arabia: Rainbows ≠ Gay

A school in Saudi Arabia was fined because the rainbows painted on its building were seen as promoting homosexuality.

Kenyans to Protest President Obama By Marching Naked Through the Streets

Why 5,000 Kenyans Will Get Naked to Protest Obama

Kenya's Republican Liberty Party intends to 'demonstrate the difference between men and women.'

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

A queer sensibility can be found in London’s National Portrait Gallery. You just need to know where — and how — to look.

Will We See the End of AIDS by 2030?

Will We See the End of AIDS by 2030?

It's possible, if the world builds on the progress of the past 15 years, says a new United Nations report.

Transgender Victory: Ireland Set to Make History Again With Gender Identity Bill

Danny Boy, Or Girl? Trans Irish Can Soon Self-Declare

The president of Ireland is expected to sign the bill into law before month's end.

Love Wins: American and Canadian Soccer Stars Tie the Knot

Love Wins: Two Women's Soccer Stars Tie the Knot

They played for rival teams but now are united, and to fellow Christians Ella Masar sends a message: Love conquers all.

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