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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 drag competition shone a spotlight on the lifesaving work of Rainbow Railroad.

August 21 2020 2:42 PM

Following a revolution, a crisis, a pandemic, and an explosion, LGBTQ+ people are suffering disproportionately in the city of Beirut. 

August 18 2020 12:57 PM

The jewelry company is being accused of closeting queer love in a Trinity ring campaign in China.

August 13 2020 1:59 PM

Tarek Zeidan of Helem describes a desperate situation in Beirut, especially for LGBTQ+ people.

August 12 2020 2:53 PM

Following years of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric from federal and local governments, a significant number of queer people are fleeing to more liberal countries. 

August 06 2020 2:34 PM

The E.U.'s European Commission takes action against pervasive bias in Poland.

August 03 2020 1:28 PM