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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.

Cameroon refuses to release men acquitted of homosexuality charges

News 2006-05-05 Cameroon refuses to release men acquitted of homosexuality charges Cameroon’s government is refusing to release from jail the nine men acquitted last month on homosexuality charg

Gay history bill passes California education committee

News 2006-05-05 Gay history bill passes California education committee The full California senate will vote on a bill that would require LGBT history to be added to state textbooks now

Two bills that would negatively affect gay youth die in Calif. assembly committee

One bill would have limited discussion on gay issues in school.

Sir Ian McKellen blasts Britain's new civil-partnerships law

News 2006-05-04 Sir Ian McKellen blasts Britain's new civil-partnerships law Sir Ian McKellen has attacked Britain’s new laws allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions as absurd, saying

Gay couples gain cross-border rights across European Union

News 2006-05-04 Gay couples gain cross-border rights across European Union New residency regulations that went into effect throughout the European Union Tuesday allow same-sex couples to live anywhere

Mary Cheney talks about her new book and her family

Mary Cheney Talks About Her New Book and Her Family

The lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney talks about her new book and her relationship with her father.

Colorado lawmakers give preliminary OK to DP bill

News 2006-05-04 Colorado lawmakers give preliminary OK to DP bill Colorado took another big step toward recognizing domestic partnerships Wednesday as the state senate gave preliminary approval to

Howard Dean fires gay outreach adviser

Adviser's partner had accused the Democartic Party chairman of failing to support gays.

Bingham's Mother Gets Her Wish in Moussaoui Case

Alice Hoagland did not want to see Moussaoui executed and become a martyr for Muslim extremists.

Kentucky lawmakers fight state funding for school that expelled gay student

Lawmakers join fight against funding of Kentucky school that expelled gay student

At least a dozen Kentucky lawmakers, including gay state senator Ernesto Scorsone (pictured), are banding together to file a legal brief in support of a lawsuit seeking to stop state funding of a Baptist college that recently expelled a student for being gay.

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