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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.
Can PrEP Change the Global Fight Against HIV?

Can PrEP Change the Global Fight Against HIV?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, could help change the tide on new HIV infections worldwide. But that's only if the most at-risk populations can access the treatment.

11 Irresistible Images of What Happened When Rome Recognized Same-Sex Marriages

11 Irresistible Images From When Rome Recognized Gay Marriage

Rome's mayor defied the central government by performing a ceremony to register same-sex couples who were married abroad.

EXCLUSIVE: U.K. Documentary 'Patchwork' Puts Spotlight on Trans Love
October 23 2014 1:55 PM ET

U.K. Documentary Patchwork Spotlights Trans Love

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming trans-focused British documentary series Patchwork, lovebirds Darcy and Rosa talk about 13 years of partnered bliss through and beyond gender transition.

Same-Sex Couple's Kiss Sparks U.K. Bus Driver's Antigay Rant

Gay Couple's Kiss Sparks U.K. Bus Driver's Antigay Rant

Even as U.K. society overall becomes more accepting of LGBT people, there has been a spate of public homophobic incidents reported in the media of late.

Op-ed: How 'The Way He Looks' Will Open Your Eyes

Op-ed: How The Way He Looks Will Open Your Eyes

Brazil's Oscar entry represents something we need to see a lot more of on TV and film — a differently abled character who transcends the stereotype of 'the gay guy.'

The Art of the 'Gender Bender Festival'

The Art of the 'Gender Bender Festival'

The annual Gender Bender Festival in Italy aims to expand perceptions of gender through art and culture, starting with its distinctive poster art.

11 Spirit Day Tweets from 11 Surprising Countries

11 Spirit Day Tweets from 11 Surprising Countries

It's no surprise that many in the Western world joined in last week's Spirit Day campaign against bullying. But did you know some Iranians also joined in?

WATCH: Scott Lively From Russia With Hate in 'Sodom' Documentary

WATCH: Scott Lively From Russia With Hate in Sodom Documentary

Homophobe Scott Lively is featured prominently in a twisted 'documentary' produced by Arkady Mamontov, the antigay Russian TV host who thinks gays can rain meteorites down on earth.

Op-ed: LGBT Americans Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate

U.S. LGBTs Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate

On the eve of the international day of solidarity with LGBT Egyptians, be mindful of how our brothers and sisters abroad still need our support.

25 Senators Urge Obama to Stand Up for LGBT Rights Worldwide

25 Senators Urge Obama to Stand Up for LGBT Rights Worldwide

Senators are pressuring President Obama to step up and appoint a special envoy for LGBT rights to the U.S. Department of State to protect LGBT people internationally.

U.S. Marine Charged with Murder of Trans Filipina Woman

U.S. Marine Charged with Murder of Trans Filipina Woman

Despite protests from Philippine LGBT rights groups, the American Marine suspected of killing Jennifer Laude Sueselbeck has remained in U.S. custody and now officially faces murder changes.

Death of Trans Filipina Prompts Calls to End Military Pact with U.S.

Death of Trans Filipina Prompts Calls to End Military Pact with U.S.

Protesters, human rights advocates, and local politicians are seeking justice for a murdered transgender woman, asking the U.S. marine suspected of killing her to be turned over to local custody.

WATCH: Psychic Sally Morgan's Husband Reacts to Skeptic with Homophobic Tirade

WATCH: U.K. Psychic's Husband Reacts to Skeptic with Homophobic Tirade

Video shows Sally Morgan's husband going nuclear in a homophobic, threatening rant against a man handing out leaflets debunking the television psychic's powers.

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