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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.
What Do Recent Signs Say About the Pope?

What Do Recent Signs Say About the Pope?

Diplomatic dispute calls Francis’ openness to LGBTs into question.

Married Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

Gay Activist’s Meeting with Pope Was ‘Very Productive’

Simón Cazal of LGBT Paraguayan group SomosGay, says he was encouraged by his audience with Pope Francis.

Ireland Moves Toward Employment Protections for LGB Teachers

Ireland Moves to Protect Jobs of LGB Teachers

The republic that became the first to approve marriage equality by popular vote now extends labor protections to LGB employees of religious schools and hospitals.

Outrageous Comments by Tennis Pro: ‘There Are Definitely No Gays’ in Top 100

Tennis Pro Knows No Gays, But 'Every Other Player Is a Lesbian'

Ukrainian tennis pro Sergiy Stakhovsky may not be a household name, but he is making a racket about lesbian and gay players.

Brazilian Military Police Suspected of Covering Up Trans Teen's Murder

Did Brazilian Cops Cover Up This Trans Teen's Murder? 

Laura Vermont, 18, died of suspicious head trauma. A 'witness' alleges two military police officers coerced him, under threat of violence, not to implicate them.

Nairobi Gay Couple Evicted as Kenyan Homophobia Ramps Up

Nairobi Gay Couple Evicted as Kenyan Homophobia Ramps Up

Antigay incidents in Kenya are seemingly on the rise in advance of Obama's visit to the African nation.

Russia Trolls U.S. After Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Russia Trolls U.S. After Marriage Equality Ruling

The United Russia party unveiled a 'heterosexual flag' at a rally to honor the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity.

Same-Sex Couples Simply Glow in Munich's Gay-Themed Traffic Lights

Walk This Way: Munich's Adorable Gay Crosswalk Signals

Munich's citizens get to contemplate same sex love while waiting for the light to change throughout Pride weekend.

Obama Will Not Hesitate to Bring Up LGBT Rights in Antigay Kenya

Obama Will Not Hesitate to Bring Up LGBT Rights in Antigay Kenya

Obama is not caving to angry Kenyan protesters and a homophobic president, who want him to keep his mouth shut about gay rights on a forthcoming visit.

Marriage Equality Victory in Puerto Rico

Same-Sex Couples in Puerto Rico Can Marry July 15

With today's pro-equality ruling from the First Circuit Court of Appeals, same-sex marriages can begin in Puerto Rico on July 15, according to reports.

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