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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.

Israel acknowledges gay Holocaust victims for first time

News 2006-04-27 Israel acknowledges gay Holocaust victims for first time Gays and lesbians in Israel have been invited to participate in Holocaust memorial services for the first time. Two me

Eleventh annual Day of Silence observed

Event calls attention to the silencing of LGBT youth through bullying and harassment.

Gay senator gets Republican endorsement

News 2006-04-27 Gay senator gets Republican endorsement Minnesota state senator Paul Koering, a Republican who announced last year that he is gay, received his party's endorsement for reel

Bill to protect gays in government programs advances in California

News 2006-04-27 Bill to protect gays in government programs advances in California A bill to prevent discrimination in state-operated or state-funded programs on the basis of actual or perceived sexual

Twenty-one arrested at last stop on Equality Ride

Twenty-one arrested at last stop on Equality Ride

Twenty-one gay rights activists—participants in the cross-country Equality Ride—were arrested Wednesday on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., after staging a protest against the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't ask" policy regarding gay service members.

Kentucky governor sued over funding antigay school

Kentucky lawsuit: Taxes shouldn't fund homophobia

A gay rights group filed suit Tuesday against Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher (pictured) over his decision to keep $11 million in state funds earmarked for a private Baptist college that expelled a student for being gay.

Duke rape suspect to stand trial for gay bashing

News 2006-04-26 Duke rape suspect to stand trial for gay bashing A Duke University lacrosse player from Long Island, N.Y., charged with raping a stripper was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in

Antigay graffiti mars Christian college in Pennsylvania

News 2006-04-26 Antigay graffiti mars Christian college in Pennsylvania Racist, anti-Semitic, and antigay graffiti appeared on the campus of a Christian college in Beaver Falls, Pa., for the

Death threats follow vote against same-sex marriage ban

News 2006-04-26 Death threats follow vote against same-sex marriage ban Law enforcement investigators are looking into a letter received by Minnesota state senator Satveer Chaudhary that criticized

County in New York rejects domestic partnerships

News 2006-04-26 County in New York rejects domestic partnerships In a surprise move, the Nassau County, N.Y., legislature has narrowly defeated a plan to create a registry for unmarried couples

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