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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.
Flight 93 hero's mom opposes death for Moussaoui

Flight 93 Hero's Mom Opposes Death Penalty for Moussaoui

Alice Hoagland, the mother of gay rugby star Mark Bingham, who with fellow passengers sacrificed his life preventing United Flight 93 from being flown into the White House on September 11, 2001, tells The Advocate she opposes the death penalty for 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

Advocates urge Rhode Island lawmakers to allow same-sex marriage

News 2006-04-07 Advocates urge Rhode Island lawmakers to allow same-sex marriage Ed Bonetti of Warwick, R.I., describes himself as a traditional Italian Catholic who wants what any dad would want

Lambda Legal releases workplace study

News 2006-04-07 Lambda Legal releases workplace study National gay rights group Lambda Legal on Wednesday released one of the largest-ever national surveys of workplace issues fo

California legislature to vote on "sexual diversity" education bill

California bill would promote "sexual diversity" in schools.

Connecticut law on sexual assault struck down for allowing gay sex

News 2006-04-07 Connecticut law on sexual assault struck down for allowing gay sex A state appellate court in Hartford, Conn., ruled Wednesday that a statute on sexual assault involving stepchildren is

New Bedford councilman comes out in wake of Puzzles Lounge attack

New Bedford councilman comes out in wake of Puzzles Lounge attack

At a public forum to address hate crimes in New Bedford, Mass., on Tuesday, councilman Joe DeMedeiros said he had long struggled with whether to tell the public he is gay. "I didn't walk into the room expecting to do it," DeMedeiros said. "After hearing what people had said, I felt this responsibility and obligation to do what I did." The meeting was organized in the aftermath of the February attack on three patrons at the local gay bar Puzzles Lounge.

London cops asked to "out" themselves

The honesty campaign is part of an effort to recruit more gay and lesbian officers.

Country crock

Country crock

Kenny Rogers tries to scare up sales for his new CD by coaching on AI and just scares America in the process

Chrysler TV ad criticized for using gay stereotypes

Chrysler TV ad criticized for using gay stereotypes

Some gay rights advocates are raising questions about a new Chrysler TV commercial that features a fairy wielding a wand to turn a tough-looking guy with a big dog into a pastel-clad man walking four small dogs on pink leashes.

Kinder gentler homophobia

Kinder, gentler homophobia

What was up with 60 Minutes’ bizarrely unbalanced report on the origins of sexuality? In part the answer is disgraced “scientist” J. Michael Bailey, who thinks gay men tend to be girly and bisexuals don’t exist

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