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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.
'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.

Gay ministers come out, criticize Methodist Church for homophobia

Gay ministers come out, criticize Methodist Church for homophobia

A week before the United Methodist Church's Judicial Council is set to meet, 75 gay ministers have outed themselves in a letter, stating that the church's "current policy of homophobia" hurts not just gay clergy but the church itself.

St. Martin detains two in beating of American tourists, more arrests expected

News 2006-04-21 St. Martin detains two in beating of American tourists, more arrests expected Two men were arrested last week in connection with a tire iron attack on two gay American tour

Dismissing gay student may not affect Kentucky school's accreditation

News 2006-04-21 Dismissing gay student may not affect Kentucky school's accreditation Dismissing a gay student may not hurt the University of the Cumberlands when it applies for accreditation for a pha

Bloomington, Ind., approves protections for transgender people

News 2006-04-21 Bloomington, Ind., approves protections for transgender people The city council of Bloomington, Ind., voted unanimously to approve adding protections for transgender people to the city'

Georgia Tech student sues for right to be antigay

Effort part of growing movement to allow religious intolerance of gay people.

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