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.

Nicola Sturgeon is setting out to highlight the accomplishments of young people and make her country more inclusive.

December 31 2017 12:42 PM

Senator Sergei Kalashnikov scoffed at all political correctness including protecting the "rights of sexual minorities."

December 27 2017 4:18 PM

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has overseen “an administration involved in disappearances and extrajudicial killings,” Treasury Department officials said.

December 20 2017 3:04 PM

An online radio station catering to the LGBT community in Tunisia went live on Monday. 

2:52 PM

LGBT activists gathered in New Delhi on Sunday to protest the controversial Transgender Persons Bill. 

December 18 2017 6:34 PM

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte expressed support for marriage equality on Sunday, a reversal of past declarations.

December 18 2017 4:10 PM

This decision rolls back two decades of military planning. 

December 18 2017 3:00 PM