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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.

Mayor of Amsterdam stands up for gay rights

The mayor of Amsterdam has sent a letter to mayors throughout Europe urging them to support gay rights.

Federal court upholds military's antigay policy

Federal court upholds military's antigay policy

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the military's antigay "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Stereotypes at the Rite Aid

Stereotypes at the Rite Aid

On the first summery day of the year, our teen diarist goes to buy a soda and finds a wealth of stereotypes washing over him. Is it something he wore?

The last word on Brokeback vs Crash

The last word on Brokeback vs. Crash 

What was it like to be right there, backstage at the Oscars, when the 2006 Best Picture award went to Crash? Now that Brokeback Mountain is out on DVD, veteran Oscar scribe Bruce Vilanch revisits Oscar night—and the conspiracy theories gay moviegoers have lived with ever since

Methodist ministers come out against church homophobia

Methodist ministers come out against church homophobia

Read the complete letter issued by 75 gay Methodist ministers calling on a church council to end decades of antigay policies.

'Avenue Q' creator has had enough of Leno's gay jokes

Avenue Q creator has had enough of Leno's gay jokes

The openly gay author of the hit Broadway show tells Jay Leno why a laugh at the expense of gay people can take a real toll.

Business journal criticizes Kentucky governor for nixing gay protections

Journal says Governor Fletcher has harmed state's ability to attract new business.

Gay couples in Belgium get adoption rights

News 2006-04-22 Gay couples in Belgium get adoption rights The Belgian parliament in Brussels has narrowly approved a bill to grant gay couples equal rights in adoption. Senators backed

Investigation requested into reports of violence against gay Iraqis

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission asks Bush administration to intervene.

Christian law group sues for right of students to express antigay views

Christian law group sues for right of students to express antigay views

A national Christian law group sued a suburban Philadelphia school district on free speech grounds Wednesday, saying the district censors prayer club members and threatens discipline if students speak out against homosexuality.

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