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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.
Op-ed: Ireland's Marriage Decision Will Reverberate Around the World

Ireland's Marriage Vote Will Echo Around the World

If Ireland denies marriage equality at the polls, it could harm LGBT people everywhere.

Suspect Charged in London Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.

Suspect Charged in London Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.

More than a month after Vanessa Santillan was found beaten to death in a London apartment, police have apprehended her suspected killer, Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez.

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Mom Raises Eyebrows in India with Gay Matchmaking Ad

Harish Iyer's mom meant well but ruffled some progressive feathers by indicating a preferred caste in the ad seeking a husband for her son.

PHOTOS: Belgians Do It Better at Brussels Pride

Pride Photos: Belgians Do It Better

Visiting The Surprising City Picked for Euro Pride

Visiting The Surprising City Picked for Euro Pride

The Latvian capital is a surprising choice for the pan-European LGBT Pride celebration, but locals and organizers have high hopes that the positive impact will be long-lasting.

WATCH: These Gay Irishmen Are Voting No on Marriage Equality

WATCH: These Gay Irishmen Want You ... to Vote No on Equality

In a new campaign for an antigay Irish organization, two men who say they are gay explain their reasons for voting against marriage equality in Ireland.

Meet the Women Fighting Transphobia Across the Americas

Meet the Women Fighting Transphobia Across the Americas

These trans women are fighting for visibility and trans equality across the continent.

Heroinas Luchando Contra la Transfobia en America

Heroinas Luchando Contra Transfobia en America

Estas mujeres transgénero están luchando por la visibilidad y igualdad de la gente trans en todo el continente.

Two Trans Women in Critical Condition as Turkey Sees Rash of Transphobic Violence

Two Trans Women in Critical Condition as Turkey Sees Rash of Transphobic Violence

In May alone, seven trans women have been stabbed by men on the street or in their homes, with almost no arrests made.

Top Journalist Comes Out One Week Before Ireland's Marriage Vote

Irish Journalist Comes Out One Week Before Marriage Vote

With seven days remaining before the big marriage refendum in Ireland, Ursula Halligan has come out in a public yet personal way.

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