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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.
Drink Baileys in Cameroon, Go to Jail for Being Gay
September 18 2014 12:25 PM ET

Drink Baileys in Cameroon, Go to Jail for Being Gay

Thom Senzee

Authorities in Cameroon are relying on bizarre stereotypes to convict people of being gay, a crime in the central-west African country bordering Nigeria.

Op-ed: Access to Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse for LGBT Citizens
September 17 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse If You're LGBT

Angeline Jackson

The threats of violence that preceded withdrawal of a lawsuit demanding equality from Jamaica's Supreme Court underscore the plight of LGBT people in the island nation.

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players
September 16 2014 6:08 PM ET

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players

Annie Hollenbeck

The governing body for amateur hockey in Canada has made its policies more welcoming for transgender players.

America's Globetrotting Homophobes Exposed, Put on Notice in New HRC Report
September 16 2014 4:24 PM ET

Hate: America's Sleeper Export Exposed

Thom Senzee

A new HRC report shows an industry of anti-LGBT hate being exported all around the world.

Kazakhstan Politicians Call for DNA Testing to Identify Gays
September 16 2014 1:38 PM ET

Kazakhstan Politicians Call for DNA Testing to Identify Gays

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Extreme conservatives in this Central Asian country believe "degeneratism" can be found in a gay person's DNA.

WATCH: 3 Arrested In Brutal Attack on Gay Activist In Belgrade
September 15 2014 3:17 PM ET

Serbia: 3 Arrested In Brutal Attack on Gay Activist

Thom Senzee

A German activist attending a gay rights conference in the Serbian capital of Belgrade was attacked by xenophobic and possibly homophobic men over the weekend.

Gay Photographer Blinded with Gasoline in U.K. Hate Crime
September 15 2014 2:26 PM ET

Gay Photographer Partially Blinded In Possible Hate Crime

Thom Senzee

Homophobia is alive and well even in relatively liberal countries, as a young gay man discovered last week in Wales when an attacker threw an antigay slur and gasoline at the man, blinding him in one eye.

WATCH: Meet Trailblazing Two-Spirit Performer ICEIS Rain
September 13 2014 11:00 AM ET

WATCH: Meet Trailblazing Two-Spirit Performer ICEIS Rain

Mitch Kellaway

This week, the aboriginal music world is celebrating ICEIS Rain: a female singer who is also businessman Massey Whiteknife, a two-spirit gay man.

Did Antigay U.S. Hate Group Violate Sanctions Against Russia?
September 11 2014 3:05 PM ET

Did Antigay U.S. Hate Group Violate Sanctions Against Russia?

Thom Senzee

The Human Rights Campaign has asked the federal government to investigate the World Congress of Families to see if the antigay group violated U.S. sanctions in its work with Russian lawmakers.

Teen's Suicide Highlights Struggle of LGBT Colombians
September 10 2014 6:10 PM ET

Teen's Suicide Highlights Struggle of LGBT Colombians 

Thom Senzee

Sergio Urrego, 16, is dead after he was allegedly harassed by administrators at his Colombian Catholic school, where the principal accused him of being a gay atheist and anarchist.

Men Arrested for Egypt's First Gay Wedding 'Test Negative' for Homosexuality
September 10 2014 4:58 PM ET

Egyptian 'Doctors' Say Men at Gay Wedding Aren't Gay

Thom Senzee

It's an ironic twist in which seven Egyptian men accused of being gay might be exonerated by the insulting, inaccurate 'medical' tests to which they were subjected. 

Bisexual Jamaican in U.K. Released From Detention After 6 Weeks
September 09 2014 5:05 PM ET

Bisexual Jamaican in U.K. Released From Detention After 6 Weeks

Eliel Cruz

Orashia Edwards is still fighting for asylum despite evidence he'd be in danger if deported.

Gambia Adopts Uganda's 'Jail The Gays' Bill
September 09 2014 2:34 PM ET

Another Country Adopts Uganda's 'Jail The Gays' Bill

Thom Senzee

A month after Uganda repealed its draconian antigay law, Gambia passes an almost identical bill that would put gays behind bars for life in many cases.

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