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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.
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.

Philippine Court Rejects U.S. Marine's Bid to Drop Charges in Trans Woman's Murder

Losing Appeal, U.S. Marine Will Face Charges in Filipina Trans Woman's Murder

Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton still faces murder charges in the killing of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude, after losing an appeal to the Philippine Department of Justice.

Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights Bill

Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights Bill

The move follows President Obama's State of the Union, which called for protecting LGBT rights as a matter of national security.

PHOTOS: Defying Federal Government, Rome Will Register Same-Sex Civil Unions

PHOTOS: Defying Government, Rome OK's Civil Unions

Equality-minded Romans are celebrating an important victory in the march toward equal recognition of same-sex relationships, despite opposition from the Vatican and the national government.

Op-ed: The LGBT Significance of the State of the Union

Op-ed: The LGBT Significance of the State of the Union

Obama made a game-changing argument in his recent speech: that protecting the LGBT community furthers national security, says the deputy director of HRC Global.

The World Honors LGBT Holocaust Victims on Day of Remembrance

The World Honors LGBT Holocaust Victims on Day of Remembrance

Events will be held all day Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz from Nazi Germany.

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Administrator Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Admin Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Journalist Lena Klimova has been fined 50,000 rubles for running an online resource for LGBT youth.

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Much ado has been made about LGBT inclusion at this year's World Economic Forum, but where are the LGBT programs?

Op-ed: Straightwashing 'Pride' Is a Crime Against History

Op-ed: To Straightwash Pride Is a Crime Against History

The 1980s was a time when LGBT Brits were legally silenced, so why silence them in 2015?

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