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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.

Ruling won't affect Connecticut bill to recognize out-of-state marriages

News 2006-04-01 Ruling won't affect Connecticut bill to recognize out-of-state marriages A Connecticut legislative committee in Hartford failed to act this year on a bill that would have required

Local businesses defy Utah city council's antigay proclamation

News 2006-04-01 Local businesses defy Utah city council's antigay proclamation Facing a threatened boycott by LGBT tourists, dozens of local businesses in a Utah community are fighting back

Massachusetts church wins right to hang pro-gay banner

News 2006-04-01 Massachusetts church wins right to hang pro-gay banner After a weeks-long struggle with City Hall, a historic church in Massachusetts has finally been given the go-ahead to unveil

Study: Australian gays are depressed

News 2006-04-01 Study: Australian gays are depressed The largest-ever study of mental health among Australia's gays is revealing alarming levels of depression. The Australian Research Cent

Transgender politician finds Japan more accepting

News 2006-04-01 Transgender politician finds Japan more accepting Thanks to the prominence of a 38-year-old transgender politician in Tokyo, Japan is becoming more accepting of transgender

Ohio senator flip-flops on same-sex marriage ban

Ohio senator now supports ban on same-sex marriage

Facing a tough reelection campaign in November, Mike DeWine, Republican U.S. senator from Ohio, said he will take the lead in pushing for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Public needs to know if Minnesota high court biased on same-sex marriage, lawmaker says

News 2006-04-01 Public needs to know if Minnesota high court biased on same-sex marriage, lawmaker says An ongoing dispute in Minnesota over who said what to whom on the same-sex marriage

Swedish kennel refuses to sell puppy to lesbian

News 2006-04-01 Swedish kennel refuses to sell puppy to lesbian A Swedish court has imposed a $2,600 fine on a kennel owner who refused to sell a puppy to a lesbian. The kennel owner, who was not

Rare screening of Saturday Night at the Baths, April 9 in L.A.

Events 2006-04-01 Rare screening of Saturday Night at the Baths, April 9 in L.A. Film historian Jenni Olson will host a rare screening of Saturday Night at the Baths (1975) a

Eighth annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, April 21–30

Events 2006-04-01 Eighth annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, April 21–30 This year's Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will take place Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 30, bring

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