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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.

New opera Hell onstage in NYC March 30–April 9

Events 2006-03-30 New opera Hell onstage in NYC March 30–April 9 The new opera Hell , featuring a libretto by lesbian poet and novelist Eileen Myles ( Cool for You ), will h

Frodo gets lost

Frodo gets lost

The three-and-a-half-hour stage version of The Lord of the Rings, now running in Toronto, has Elvish music, lots of armpit stabbing, guys on stilts, and a too-short wizard. It’s quite a sight to see, but don’t expect to be moved

Marriage amendment fails again in Maryland senate

Marriage amendment fails again in Maryland senate

An attempt to revive a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage failed in the Maryland Senate Tuesday in Annapolis, apparently leaving no further options this year for opponents of marriage equality.

Pennsylvania legislature considers marriage amendment

News 2006-03-30 Pennsylvania legislature considers marriage amendment A Pennsylvania legislative panel in Harrisburg heard arguments Tuesday on a measure intended to strengthen an existing ban on same-

New York gay basher found guilty

News 2006-03-30 New York gay basher found guilty A New York City jury on Tuesday convicted a Brooklyn man of a hate-crime assault in the brutal beating of a gay man last year. Steven Pomie

Arrest made in stabbing deaths of Kentucky gay couple

News 2006-03-30 Arrest made in stabbing deaths of Kentucky gay couple One suspect is in custody and another is still at large in the slaying Friday morning of a gay male couple in Louisville,

At D.C. confab, antigay activists rip LGBT rights movement

News 2006-03-30 At D.C. confab, antigay activists rip LGBT rights movement Religious conservatives attacked what they called the "gay agenda" in Washington, D.C., this week at a conference

Study: 25% of young gay men in Northern Ireland have attempted suicide

News 2006-03-30 Study: 25% of young gay men in Northern Ireland have attempted suicide A mental health study released Tuesday in Northern Ireland reveals some alarming statistics about young gay men. A

Gays likely to win adoption rights in Scotland

Bill would give adoption rights to all unmarried couples, gay and straight.

Existing HIV meds show prevention promise

Combination drug Truvada may prevent HIV infection

Scientists have long believed that a vaccine is the best way to stop the spread of HIV, but efforts to invent one have failed miserably. Now they may have found something already on pharmacy shelves that seems to prevent infection.

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