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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.

The Property Known as Garland, onstage in NYC through June 4

Events 2006-03-23 The Property Known as Garland , onstage in NYC through June 4 Adrienne Barbeau stars as Judy Garland in The Property Known as Garland , a fictional look backstage at th

Silver Lake Film Festival happening March 23–31 in L.A.

Events 2006-03-23 Silver Lake Film Festival happening March 23–31 in L.A. The sixth annual Silver Lake Film Festival will feature nine days of narrative and documentary features and shorts

Exodus Intl. tries to silence parody of its 'ex-gay' campaign

Exodus Intl. tries to silence parody of its "ex-gay" campaign

The American Civil Liberties Union is defending a heterosexual blogger who received a cease-and-desist letter from Exodus International after he parodied the group's “ex-gay reparative therapy” billboards on his Web site.

Is Boy Scouts of America breaking the law?

Scouting for All advocacy group calls for investigation of BSA tactics.

Ken's new look

Ken's new look

Reinventing Barbie’s beau as a misunderstood metrosexual may not be the best way to keep this plastic couple in the public eye

Missouri gay campground owners allege harassment

News 2006-03-22 Missouri gay campground owners allege harassment The owners of a gay men's campground in southwestern Missouri have filed a lawsuit alleging that their neighbors have harassed them

Ban on gay blood donors to continue in Canada

Although pressure is growing in the U.S. to end the ban on blood donations by gay men, groups in Canada oppose such a change.

Equality Riders arrested at Oral Roberts University

Equality Riders jailed while attempting to enter Oral Roberts University

The Soulforce Equality Ride bus tour hit another bump in the road when several members were arrested Monday at ultraconservative Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.

San Francisco archbishop: Adoption by gays conflicts with Catholic teachings

San Francisco archbishop: Adoption by gays conflicts with Catholic teachings

While not calling for an outright ban on adoptions by gay families, San Francisco's new archbishop, George Niederauer, has made it clear he believes that placing children in gay households conflicts with Roman Catholic teachings on homosexuality, a spokesman said.

Report: Fewer gay soldiers discharged by military

News 2006-03-22 Report: Fewer gay soldiers discharged by military The United States military appears to be discharging fewer and fewer gay soldiers under its 12-year-old “don’t ask,

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