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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.
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!"

Army soldier who appeared on gay porn site goes to jail

Army soldier who appeared on gay porn site goes to jail

One of seven soldiers who appeared on a military-themed gay porn Web site has been sentenced to prison.

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).

Officer found not guilty of assault of lesbian soldier

News 2006-04-29 Officer found not guilty of assault of lesbian soldier An Army Reserve officer was acquitted of charges that he assaulted a female soldier who testified that she had not wanted to file

Michigan bashing victim asked to take lie detector test

News 2006-04-29 Michigan bashing victim asked to take lie detector test Michigan gay rights activists want to know why a college student who filed a police complaint that he was gay-bashed on campus

Killer of lesbian teen released from prison

News 2006-04-29 Killer of lesbian teen released from prison A mother's anger over the 1992 slaying of her 12-year-old daughter, who was beaten and burned alive by four teenagers over her a

Utah commissioners say support for transgender worker cost them their jobs

News 2006-04-29 Utah commissioners say support for transgender worker cost them their jobs Tooele County, Utah, commissioners Matthew Lawrence and Dennis Rockwell, who were defeated

Gay rights marchers attacked in Poland

News 2006-04-29 Gay rights marchers attacked in Poland Police intervened during a gay rights march in Krakow, Poland, on Friday after several counterdemonstrators threw stones at the

Kraft stockholders reject bid to cancel sponsorship of Gay Games

Kraft stockholders reject bid to cancel sponsorship of Gay Games

Kraft Foods and its shareholders decisively voted down a proposal Tuesday that would have revoked the company's sponsorship of the Gay Games in Chicago this summer.

Bid to put gay rights issue to Washington voters loses steam

News 2006-04-28 Bid to put gay rights issue to Washington voters loses steam Supporters of an effort to overturn Washington State's new gay civil rights law have sent out an e-mail saying they've colle

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