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.

Anwar Abbas of Muhammadiyah says the Seattle-based chain is exporting liberal values.

July 01 2017 8:17 PM

Participants braved the cobblestone streets of Calle Pelayo for WorldPride's High Heel Race​.

June 30 2017 7:24 PM

In Indonesia, gays can be punished with public caning, which advocates denounce as "medieval torture."

June 30 2017 7:02 PM

With the vote on Friday, Germany becomes the 23rd country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage. 

June 30 2017 6:58 PM

“We really want you to return there, where you can openly submit to your sins."

June 30 2017 6:26 PM

London Pride is apologizing for a poster campaign that proclaimed "Being homophobic is sooo gay." Still, it might have hit a larger point.

June 30 2017 2:59 PM

History will remember this vote and that Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against marriage equality.

June 30 2017 11:48 AM