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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.
St. Martin police criticized for slow response to gay bashing

St. Martin police condemned for lack of action in gay bashing

A U.S. gay rights group criticized what it called a slow response by St. Martin police to an attack on gay New York journalists Dick Jefferson (pictured) and Ryan Smith, who were beaten with tire irons outside a bar in Philipsburg.

Equality Riders arrested again at Brigham Young University

News 2006-04-13 Equality Riders arrested again at Brigham Young University Two dozen gay rights activists were arrested Tuesday and cited for trespassing on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo

Another anti–marriage equality initiative proposed in Colorado

News 2006-04-13 Another anti–marriage equality initiative proposed in Colorado A Colorado lawmaker and a man instrumental in the passage of Amendment 2, which prohibited laws

Illinois town gives final approval for Gay Games rowing event

News 2006-04-13 Illinois town gives final approval for Gay Games rowing event Organizers of a Gay Games rowing competition have received final approval to hold the event at a suburban Chicago lake duri

Two UW rowers kicked off team for antigay vandalism

News 2006-04-13 Two UW rowers kicked off team for antigay vandalism University of Washington men's crew coach Bob Ernst has thrown two rowers off his team after they admitted painting an antigay slur o

American priest who sued own diocese for alleged abuse quits priesthood

News 2006-04-13 American priest who sued own diocese for alleged abuse quits priesthood A Roman Catholic priest who sued his own diocese last year for alleged abuse by another diocesan priest more than

Equality Riders, others cited for trespassing at Brigham Young

Equality Riders, others cited for trespassing at Brigham Young

Five Soulforce activists were cited for trespassing and escorted off the campus at Brigham Young University Monday after demonstrating against the Mormon Church's antigay policies as part of the Equality Ride.

Conservative Judaism's new seminary leader favors ordaining gay rabbis

News 2006-04-12 Conservative Judaism's new seminary leader favors ordaining gay rabbis Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the prime school of Judaism's Conservative branch, named a layman Mo

Kentucky legislator opposes funding school that expelled gay student

News 2006-04-12 Kentucky legislator opposes funding school that expelled gay student A Kentucky state senator took exception with an item in the proposed state budget that includes funding for a buildi

Santorum supporter sells interest in gym to avoid gay boycott

News 2006-04-12 Santorum supporter sells interest in gym to avoid gay boycott The owner of a gym popular among Philadelphia's gays has avoided a boycott by agreeing to sell his portion of the business.

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