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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.

Georgia Tech student sues for right to be antigay

Effort part of growing movement to allow religious intolerance of gay people.

A Sophisticated Affair

"A Sophisticated Affair"

At least until Rod Stewart shows up and Kellie Pickler sings “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” on this week’s American Idol 

Expelled gay Kentucky student will be allowed to finish school

News 2006-04-21 Expelled gay Kentucky student will be allowed to finish school The University of the Cumberlands, a religious school in Williamsburg, Ky., will allow a student it expelled

Pride comes to hometown of antigay Swedish pastor

A Swedish gay rights group will hold a gay pride parade in the hometown of a pastor who described homosexuality as a "tumor."

Appeals court sides with school ban on antigay T-shirts

Appeals court sides with school ban on antigay T-shirts

Tyler Chase Harper (pictured), a suburban San Diego teenager who was barred from wearing a "Homosexuality Is Shameful" T-shirt to class, has lost a bid to have his high school's dress code suspended.

Gay ministers come out, criticize Methodist Church for homophobia

Gay ministers come out, criticize Methodist Church for homophobia

A week before the United Methodist Church's Judicial Council is set to meet, 75 gay ministers have outed themselves in a letter, stating that the church's "current policy of homophobia" hurts not just gay clergy but the church itself.

St. Martin detains two in beating of American tourists, more arrests expected

News 2006-04-21 St. Martin detains two in beating of American tourists, more arrests expected Two men were arrested last week in connection with a tire iron attack on two gay American tour

Dismissing gay student may not affect Kentucky school's accreditation

News 2006-04-21 Dismissing gay student may not affect Kentucky school's accreditation Dismissing a gay student may not hurt the University of the Cumberlands when it applies for accreditation for a pha

School board chairman apologizes, sort of, for antigay slur

News 2006-04-20 School board chairman apologizes, sort of, for antigay slur Palm Beach County, Fla.'s school board chairman has apologized for referring to gays and lesbians as a "protected specie

Virginia legislature to debate proposed same-sex marriage ban

News 2006-04-20 Virginia legislature to debate proposed same-sex marriage ban Gay rights advocates expect to argue Wednesday before two legislative committees in Richmond, Va., against what

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