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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.

Gays and Muslims play soccer to ease tension in Holland

News 2006-03-21 Gays and Muslims play soccer to ease tension in Holland A multicultural group in the Netherlands is organizing a soccer tournament to be played between gays and Muslims. The

Religious students help erase antigay graffiti

Religious students help erase antigay graffiti

Several students from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., on Friday helped to remove antigay graffiti that had been spray-painted on the Equality Ride bus, which is being used to ferry young LGBT activists to religious schools across the country.

Same-sex marriage fight looms in Connecticut courts

Hearing scheduled for Tuesday in New Haven.

Same-sex marriages declining in the Netherlands

News 2006-03-21 Same-sex marriages declining in the Netherlands The Netherlands has registered more than 8,000 same-sex marriages since such unions were legalized almost five years ago, but their

South by Southwest: the madness continues

South by Southwest: the madness continues

Neither rain nor bad sound mixes nor St. Patrick’s Day drunks keeps our Austin correspondent from catching one show after another at the fabled music fest

Amelie Mauresmo grabs top spot again

Lesbian tennis star Amelie Mauresmo grabs top spot again

Lesbian tennis star Amelie Mauresmo has again grabbed the top spot in her sport, making her one of the most successful out athletes in the world.

Dialogue without judgment

Dialogue without judgment

The Equality Ride’s visit to “Christ-centered” Lee University in Tennessee leaves this rider inspired. What LGBTQ students on antigay campuses need more than anything, she learns, is support for where they are right now, not snap judgments about how their lives or their school must change.

Wainwright and Stipe headline antiwar concert, March 20 in NYC

Events 2006-03-18 Wainwright and Stipe headline antiwar concert, March 20 in NYC Out singers Rufus Wainwright and Michael Stipe and peace activist Cindy Sheehan will headline the benefit concert "Bring

Out New York City council head boycotts St. Pat's parade

Out New York City council head boycotts St. Pat's parade

Christine Quinn will attend several breakfasts before New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade today, along with Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, but the city's first openly gay city council leader will not join the 150,000 marchers on Fifth Avenue after organizers rejected compromise attempts and barred Irish gays and lesbians from joining the festivities for the 16th straight year.

Same-sex partnership bill faces uphill battle in Croatia

News 2006-03-18 Same-sex partnership bill faces uphill battle in Croatia Croatian ruling party lawmakers in Zagreb on Friday criticized an opposition draft bill proposing that gay couples be entit

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