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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.

Missing Bisexual Rugby Star Posted Chilling Video

Levi Davis has been missing since last October.

Gay Man Sues Canada Over Sperm Donation Restrictions

He says the current restrictions on queer men from donating sperm in Canada is discrimination.

Sports Icons Anita Asante and Beth Fisher Announce Pregnancy

The two women, now retired from athletics, were married in January.

Egyptian Police Entrapping Queer Men Through Dating Apps: Report

A BBC investigation has revealed stories of fabricated evidence and forced confessions.

Photographer Charged With Murder of LGBTQ Activist, Model Edwin Chiloba

The activist's body was stuffed in a metal box and dumped on the side of a road.

Grindr Users Warned After Men Were Drugged, Robbed During Hookups

The victims were overcome by something they ingested and woke up to missing valuables.

World Athletics Seeks Stricter Rules for Transgender Women

The sports organization may require lower testosterone levels than current rules allow.

Ukrainian Ambassador Speaks Out for LGBTQ+ Rights

Oksana Markarova offered support for LGBTQ+ Ukrainians during an appearance in Washington, D.C.

Campbell Johnson, Former All Blacks Pro-Rugby Player, Comes Out As Gay

Campbell Johnstone is the first member of the famed New Zealand rugby team to come out.

Russian Tennis Champ Daria Kasatkina Says She's Relieved After Coming Out

Kasatkina not only came out as queer, but she's also been a vocal critic of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

LGBTQ Holocaust Victims Remembered for First Time by German Parliament

For the first time, the German Bundestag dedicated its annual Holocaust remembrance to LGBTQ+ people who were killed under Hitler's rule.

New Russian Law Bans Well-Known LGBTQ+ Films like Call Me by Your Name

The purge of films, including Brokeback Mountain, began last year.

Emanuele Crialese on His Autobiographical Coming-of-age Trans Film, L'immensità

The acclaimed director discusses why he decided to make this personal film now and what he hopes viewers learn from the story he tells.

U.K. Will Introduce Ban on Conversion Therapy

The new legislation will include treatment directed at trans people, reversing last year's announcement that this would be excluded.

UK Government Blocks Scotland's New Pro-Trans Gender Recognition Law

The Scottish law would have moved toward self-determination for transgender people. 

27 LGBTQ+ Sports Legends Who Dominated Their Field

From Adam Rippon to Billy Jean King, here's a list of some of the best queer athletes out there. 

Gay Men Who 'Party & Play' Risk Becoming Crime Victims, Police Warn

Those who use methamphetamines and GHB and then participate in sex are vulnerable to a bizarre new crime of opportunism that can ruin somebody's life.

Testosterone Shortage Puts Trans Men at Risk

As low-cost testosterone disappears from shelves in Mexico, those who rely on the drug, like transgender men, grow increasingly desperate.

Woman Assaults Hugging Gay Couple With Holy Water

The two men were minding their business when suddenly an unidentified woman began spraying them with water and complaining of their immorality.