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 Justice Ministry quietly designated the photoshopped image of President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup as "extremist" material, essentially outlawing it from being circulated.

April 06 2017 7:59 AM

Human Rights Watch suspects both Russia and Syria are lying when they blame the deaths of at least 100 civilians on an explosion at a nearby chemical plant. This was no accident. 

Warning: this video might be too intense for some viewers. 

April 05 2017 10:24 PM

The White House's diplomatic arm sent a strongly-worded statement to officials in Chechnya, the Russian region where LGBT people were recently arrested, tortured, and murdered.

April 05 2017 5:21 PM

The Human Rights Campaign's Global Innovative Advocacy Summit is bringing together world leaders to strategize a global response to hate. 

April 04 2017 5:50 AM

To combat the president's anti-environmental policies and raise awareness of the shrinking Dead Sea, Jean-Michel Jarre plans an all-night concert at that spot shared by Israel, Jordan and Palestinians.

April 03 2017 7:38 PM

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (pictured) denies the accounts and claims there are no gay people in Chechnya.

April 02 2017 2:21 PM
March 29 2017 7:15 AM