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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.

The parents and grandparents of out congressman Mark Takano were interned during World War II. He urges all Americans — including LGBT people, who know a thing about discrimination — to not go down the dark path of intolerance.

 

December 09 2015 4:30 AM

A queer Englishman is combating Islamophobic setiments with a blog post that shows a more realistic image of Muslims.

December 08 2015 2:19 PM

The Arcus Foundation and NoVo Foundation announced a five-year funding project aimed at supporting trans people in the U.S. and in developing nations.

December 08 2015 10:47 AM

Australia's House of Representatives gets its first openly gay member, Venezuela's National Assembly its first trans officeholder.

December 07 2015 7:08 PM

The streets of Austria's third-largest city are becoming less gay.

December 07 2015 4:08 PM

It was supposed to be an idyllic getaway for transgender travelers and allies, but Sherry Donegan claims the cruise was ruined by rude and biased behavior. 

December 03 2015 6:45 PM
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