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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.

President Joe Biden took a good first step in repealing the trans ban at home, but a push for LGBTIQ rights and protections around the world is necessary. 

3:01 AM

President Biden's nominee for secretary of State, Antony Blinken, made those promises at his confirmation hearing this week.

January 22 2021 2:54 PM

Le Monde published a cartoon mocking sexual assault and transgender identity.

January 22 2021 1:22 PM

The activist journalist discusses his multiple identities on the LGBTQ&A podcast. 

December 29 2020 11:02 AM

Switzerland joins most of its neighbors in legalizing same-sex marriage while simplifying ID changes for trans and intersex residents.

December 18 2020 3:36 PM

A new report details how COVID-19 is exacerbating government crackdowns on human rights activists.

December 16 2020 2:10 PM

The nation's leaders targeted the LGBTQ+ community after a high-profile leader was caught in a sex scandal.

December 15 2020 3:51 PM