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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.

Rabbi to Liberty University: Gay couples deserve rights

The leader of Reform Judaism delivered a controversial address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University on Wednesday.

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.

GOP lawmakers in Iowa want in on same-sex marriage legal battle

News 2006-04-27 GOP lawmakers in Iowa want in on same-sex marriage legal battle Seventeen Republican state lawmakers in Des Moines, Iowa, have asked a judge to let them join a legal battle o

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

One-fifth of the way there

One-fifth of the way there!

Encountering more cheerleaders than she expected, this Southern California soccer mom and lesbian continues walking the coastline from San Diego to San Francisco to raise LGBT visibility. This is the third of her dispatches from the road

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

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

California measure would help gay seniors

Bill would attempt to provide some of the protections gay elders lose out on due to a lack of marriage equality.

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