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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: Pride at U.S. State Department Affirms LGBT Human Rights

WATCH: U.S. State Dept. Affirms LGBT Human Rights

The U.S. Department of State launched Capital Pride weekend with an earnest conversation with global LGBT activists who are fighting for equality in Turkey and Uganda.

Ugandan Lesbian Covers Time: 'We Are Here to Stay'

Ugandan Lesbian Covers Time: 'We Are Here to Stay'

A leading Ugandan activist fighting for LGBT rights takes a powerful stance on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition.

Meet the Ugandan Lesbian Fighting for LGBT Equality

What It's Like Growing Up Lesbian in Uganda

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of Uganda's most prominent LGBT activists. In this excerpt from a 2013 Advocate photo-essay, she reflects on her experience as an out lesbian in her homeland.

Trans Win Right to Self-Identify in Ireland

Being Trans in Ireland Just Got Easier

The Irish are on a roll when it comes to LGBT rights, now recognizing the right for transgender citizens to self-identify on government ID.

Op-ed: The Real Gay Heroes Are Those Fighting For a Better Life

Op-ed: The Real Gay Heroes Are Those Fighting For a Better Life

A young woman helping LGBT people escape homophobic and transphobic countries says her idols are those she helps rescue.

Cambodia Gets Its First LGBT Magazine

First LGBT Magazine in Cambodia Debuts 

A French-born editor with American and Canadian roots seeks to entertain, inform, and bring greater visibility to Cambodia's LGBT community.

These 8 Couples Are Ready for Marriage in Australia

These 8 Couples Are Ready for Marriage in Australia

Act Two: Ireland Moves to End Employment Discrimination
June 03 2015 8:42 PM ET

Act Two: Ireland Moves to End Employment Discrimination

A new LGBT-inclusive employment non-discrimination measure has been announced, just days after Ireland's historic pro-equality marriage referendum passed.

ISIS Dangles, Drops Men Accused of Being Gay from High-Rise

ISIS Dangles, Drops 'Gay' Men to Their Deaths

Those accused of the 'crime' of homosexuality in ISIS-controlled Iraq are tried, sentenced, and tortured, then dropped from a tower 100 feet above a cheering crowd.

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