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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.

Duke rape suspect to appear in court for bashing incident

News 2006-04-25 Duke rape suspect to appear in court for bashing incident One of two Duke University lacrosse players charged with raping a stripper last month could face further legal trouble in an

Federal court upholds military's antigay policy

Federal court upholds military's antigay policy

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the military's antigay "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Kentucky governor agrees to fund Baptist college that expelled gay student

News 2006-04-25 Kentucky governor agrees to fund Baptist college that expelled gay student Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher cut $370 million from the state budget, but spared $11 million f

The last word on Brokeback vs Crash

The last word on Brokeback vs. Crash 

What was it like to be right there, backstage at the Oscars, when the 2006 Best Picture award went to Crash? Now that Brokeback Mountain is out on DVD, veteran Oscar scribe Bruce Vilanch revisits Oscar night—and the conspiracy theories gay moviegoers have lived with ever since

Christian law group sues for right of students to express antigay views

Christian law group sues for right of students to express antigay views

A national Christian law group sued a suburban Philadelphia school district on free speech grounds Wednesday, saying the district censors prayer club members and threatens discipline if students speak out against homosexuality.

Gay men's chorus debuts in conservative Colorado Springs

Gay men's chorus debuts in conservative Colorado Springs

In the city known as home to some of the nation's most antigay churches and far right religious groups, the Out Loud gay men's chorus is marking a cultural shift.

Life sentence reinstated for gay man's killer

News 2006-04-22 Life sentence reinstated for gay man's killer The Illinois supreme court has reinstated a life sentence for a man convicted in the 1988 decapitation of a 23-year-old gay man

Cameroon releases nine men jailed for being gay

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission helped broker detainees' freedom.

Duke rape suspect may get jail time for antigay assault

Duke rape suspect may get jail time for antigay assault

Accusations that Duke University lacrosse player Collin Finnerty raped a college student could upset a deal that kept him out of prison over an antigay assault last year.

Lesley Gore performs in S.F. April 22–23

Events 2006-04-22 Lesley Gore performs in S.F. April 22–23 Music legend and out lesbian Lesley Gore ("It's My Party") will perform in San Franciso on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23,

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