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.

Things are finally changing in Japan's capital, and this year's Pride reflects that.

May 23 2018 3:53 PM

Activists and LGBT leaders in the American territories have to work even harder sometimes. Here are just a few leaders leading the good fight.

May 22 2018 4:20 PM

Though the country has laws demanding the dignity of transgender people, a recent exposé says the Islamic Republic has not budged on LGB rights.

May 21 2018 3:08 PM

A representative told the United Nations there was no evidence of a "gay purge."

May 15 2018 3:50 PM

The Hurricane Maria Assistance Program gave Puerto Rican students the opportunity to study in New York, but now they may have to return to the ravaged island.

May 14 2018 6:47 PM

Hundreds of people danced and waved rainbow flags during a march to mark the 11th annual Cuban Campaign Against Homophobia. 

May 14 2018 5:33 PM