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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.

Antigay bills draw fire from California activists

California proposals would ban discussion of gay issues in school and allow discrimination in adoption policies.

Separate ballot questions support, oppose gay couples in Colorado

Separate ballot questions support, oppose gay couples in Colorado

State lawmakers on Friday approved a ballot measure to provide domestic-partner rights, one day after signature gathering began on an initiative to ban same-sex marriage.

Major adoption institute supports gay parents

Major adoption institute supports gay parents

As debate over the issue flares in several states, a major adoption institute says in a new report that it strongly supports the rights of gays and lesbians to adopt and urges that remaining obstacles be removed.

Utah city takes heat for "natural family" resolution

News 2006-03-24 Utah city takes heat for "natural family" resolution The little Utah tourist town of Kanab is a gateway to some of the biggest views in Red Rock country. Nearby are Zion and Bryce Canyo

Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage on the decline

Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage on the decline

The public backlash over same-sex marriage has receded since a controversial decision by the Massachusetts supreme court in 2003 to legalize those marriages stirred strong opposition, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Prosecution of outed Spokane mayor unlikely

The investigation of mayor Jim West for misconduct continues.

Episcopal head expresses concern about gay candidates for California bishop

Episcopal head expresses concern about gay candidates for California bishop

Presiding bishop Frank Griswold (pictured), head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, has expressed concern that the diocese of California could select an openly gay bishop—three of the seven candidates have same-sex partners—in light of the rift created between the denomination and the worldwide Anglican Communion by the consecration of a gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.

Antigay Vatican official to be elevated to cardinal

Wiliam Levada, who opposes same-sex marriage and adoptions by gays, will become a key adviser to the pope.

Peggy Sue got buried

Peggy Sue got buried

Week 5 of Advocate contributor Dave White’s American Idol recap: This week’s installment was more fun than watching the Fonz jump over a big tank of sharks. Just not much more…

Gay W.Va. fifth-grader accused of sexual harassment

News 2006-03-24 Gay W.Va. fifth-grader accused of sexual harassment A West Virginia elementary school has its hands full thanks to a sexual harassment allegation made by a fifth grader against a

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