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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.

Asian and Pacific Islander AIDS Awareness Day, May 19 in San Francisco

Events 2006-05-03 Asian and Pacific Islander AIDS Awareness Day, May 19 in San Francisco San Francisco’s Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center is holding several events to correspond

Report: Military commanders perpetrate antigay harassment

Report: Military commanders perpetrate antigay harassment

A new study shows that antigay harassment by people of authority is higher in the U.S. military than in the general population.

Antigay protesters arrested in Moscow

Riot police arrested 39 people who were among hundreds protesting a gay event at a local nightclub on Monday.

Federal court: Officials can uphold pro-gay policies

A federal appeals court has ruled that Ohio officials can discipline public employees who discriminate against gays.

Canadian conservatives mobilize to kill same-sex marriage

Conservatives want to pressure members of parliament to rescind marriage equality for gays.

Former Republican senator Danforth calls marriage ban silly

Former Republican senator Danforth calls marriage ban silly

Former U.S. senator John Danforth (pictured) says a conservative push to ban same-sex marriage through a federal constitutional amendment is silly, calling it the latest example of how the political influence of evangelical Christians is hurting the GOP.

Antigay Chinese rules cause drop in Massachusetts adoptions

News 2006-05-02 Antigay Chinese rules cause drop in Massachusetts adoptions Policies aimed primarily at keeping Chinese children out of the homes of same-sex couples have contributed to a 6% drop

Nassau County executive urges revote on DP bill

Democratic legislator wants LGBT voters to know he is their ally.

Gay partygoers attacked outside Moscow club

Gay partygoers attacked outside Moscow club

About 100 antigay protesters blocked a Moscow nightclub hosting a gay event, chanting, "Russia without gays!"

Bill to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' gains more congressional support

Bill to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" gains more congressional support

A congressional bill to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy now has its 115th cosponsor: Democratic representative Susan Davis of California (pictured).

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