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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.
WATCH: Adorable Irish 5-Year-Old Knows 'Love Is Love'

WATCH: Adorable Irish 5-Year-Old Knows 'Love Is Love'

And 'perfect makes perfect,' explains Ruby Gorry of Dublin.

What's Gay About the Irish?

What's Gay About the Irish?

Leprechauns are the tip of the iceberg.

Irish Queers Plan to Protest NYC St. Patty’s Day Parade

Small concessions were made in the country's oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade, but they've been dismissed by some activists as Boston saw gay groups march for the first time

U.K. Trans Man Fights Bathroom Bias at Nightclub — And Wins

U.K. Trans Man Fights Bathroom Bias at Nightclub and Wins

As U.S. trans folks have been increasingly targeted by proposed laws about bathroom access, one British trans man's fight offers hope.

European Court: Turkey Cannot Require Trans People to Be Sterilized

Turkey Cannot Require Trans People to Be Sterilized

Ten years after a trans man first sued Turkey's government, a European court of human rights found that he should not have been forced to get sterilized prior to being granted access to transition-related surgery.

Trans Folks Respond to 'Bathroom Bills' With #WeJustNeedtoPee Selfies

Responding to Transphobic Bills: #WeJustNeedtoPee

A viral social media campaign reveals what trans people are really in the bathroom to do — and it's not as scary as right-wing politicians suggest. 

This Time, ISIS Beheads 'Gay' Men in Iraq

This Time, ISIS Beheads 'Gay' Men in Iraq

Islamic State militants have reportedly murdered two more men for the 'crime' of being gay in an unnamed town in Iraq's Nineveh province.

Elton John Pens Scathing Criticism for Georgia’s Religious Freedom Bill

The founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation wrote that the bill perpetuates discrimination.

Investigating the Murder of a Gay Man in North Carolina

When Stephen White Was Murdered, He Left Behind Many Questions — And a Lot of Broken Hearts.

U.S. Marine Charged with Murder of Filipina Trans Woman May Receive Plea Bargain

U.S. Marine Charged with Trans Filipina's Murder Could Get Plea Bargain 

Jennifer Laude's family has declared they will not consider any deal in which Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton avoids jail time.

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