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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.

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

Transgender case against Library of Congress advances

Transgender case against Library of Congress advances

An employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a transgender Army veteran Diane Schroer against the Library of Congress can go forward, a federal court has ruled.

Federal court hears same-sex marriage case

Federal court hears case for same-sex marriage

Two gay California men will ask a federal court this week to declare they have a right to marry, but gay rights leaders aren't happy about it

Massachusetts court decision leaves couples in limbo

Massachusetts court decision leaves nonresident couples in limbo

Massachusetts's highest court, which in 2003 legalized same-sex marriage, has put some out-of-state couples who married there in legal limbo by upholding a 1913 state law that bars nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if their union would not be permitted in their home state.

Killer of Colorado gay man could get probation

News 2006-04-01 Killer of Colorado gay man could get probation One of two suspects charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a gay man, which sparked fears the man was targeted

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

Same-sex marriage, other ballot initiatives heat up '06 elections

Divisive issues like same-sex marriage that spurred voter turnout in 2004 and helped decide the U.S. presidency will be back with a vengeance for midterm elections in November.

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