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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.

Gay man ‘tortured’ in Qatar for his sexuality is sentenced: 'This is a breach of my human rights'

Forty-four-year-old Manuel Guerrero Aviña was detained in February after being entrapped by law enforcement through a fake Grindr profile, his family says.

Should LGBTQ+ travelers visit places where homosexuality is outlawed? It's complicated

"If you really want to go there, you need to respect the laws and religion of these countries and play the game.”

Authorities arrest 10 police officers for jail cell murder of trans woman

Sofia Fernández was beaten, tortured, and asphyxiated, but police claimed she died by suicide.

50 powerful photos from ACT UP NY's pro-Palestine rally at the GLAAD Media awards

ACT UP NY led a crowd of queer artists, activists, health care workers, and aid workers outside the GLAAD Media awards ceremony last week.

It's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The observance has been going on since 2004. Read all about it here.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner Nymphia Wind performs for Taiwan’s outgoing president

President Tsai Ing-wen has been instrumental for the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights in the Asian nation.

Third lesbian killed after boardinghouse arson attack in Argentina

The attack has sent a chill through Argentina’s LGBTQ+ community.

Pro-Palestine protesters march outside GLAAD Media awards: ‘In honor of our Queer history’

Several famous drag queens protested one of the biggest LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations in the world over the weekend. Here's why.

'Abhorrent:' Man sets lesbian couples on fire, killing one and injuring several others

The attack at a boarding house that killed one and left seven others injured has been called "one of the most abhorrent hate crimes in recent years."

12 photos exploring the lives of Thailand’s transgender community

Photographer Elizabeth Waterman captures the country's historical turning point through a series of compelling photographs showcasing the lives of these trans women entertainers.

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The 'largest bi+ event in the world' is happening this year. Here's when and where

The event will fittingly occur in a location special to Queen singer and bisexual icon Freddie Mercury.

Italy’s prime minister says surrogacy ‘inhuman’ as party backs steeper penalties

The move to criminalize surrogacy is largely seen as a move against the LGBTQ+ community.

Germany makes it easier to change gender and name on legal documents

Transgender and nonbinary Germans will soon be able to apply for changes by simply declaring their name and gender instead of having to provide so-called expert opinions.

British gay man ‘tortured’ in Qatar is almost out of HIV medicine, family says (exclusive)

Manuel Guerrero, 44, is banned from leaving the country and is about to run out of antiretroviral medication, his brother Enrique tells The Advocate.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

United Nations adopts historic, first-ever resolution on rights of intersex people

The resolution denounces medically unnecessary surgeries and other forms of mistreatment.

Uganda's high court upholds key sections of Anti-Homosexuality Act

The controversial law punishes same-sex sexual relations with life imprisonment or death in some cases.

13 LGBTQ+ British Royals in History

Historians have pegged several as likely members of the community, and in the 21st century at least one is out and proud.

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Houthis sentence 9 men to death on dubious 'sodomy' charges in Yemen

A Houthi court sentenced 32 men on charges of "sodomy" earlier this year, a Human Rights Watch investigation has found.

Three more arrested in murder of queer Brazilian politician Marielle Franco

Franco had fought corruption as a member of the Rio de Janeiro City Council. The new arrestees include the city's former police chief.