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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.

The homophobic politician has been resistant to mask-wearing but has now tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

July 09 2020 2:57 PM

The trailblazing journalist has vowed to use her platform to educate Bolivians about LGBTQ+ issues. 

July 07 2020 2:15 PM

The Ministry of Defense will unveil a bill to that effect in September.

July 07 2020 2:08 PM

Sara Hegazy was one of many LGBTQ+ Egyptians who suffered harsh discrimination and prison time simply because she was queer. 

June 16 2020 1:41 PM

The historic ordinance comes at a time when public outings have become a growing problem in Japan. 

June 09 2020 1:55 PM

The men featured in the Durex ad made headlines when they handed out rainbow masks early in the pandemic. 

June 08 2020 3:16 PM

The Russian president is behind an insidious ad seeking to cement his power for decades.

June 04 2020 6:05 PM