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Why I chose to be arrested

Why I chose to be arrested

The codirector of the Equality Ride writes about her decision to be handcuffed and booked at the ride’s second stop: “I chose to walk onto campus to tell gay and lesbian students at Regent University that the God of their faith does indeed claim them, even if their church does not.”

Songs in the Key of Whatever

Songs in the Key of Whatever

Week 4 of Advocate contributor Dave White’s American Idol recap: Idol’s dullest week this season makes our man in the armchair reach for his remote

Democrats slam Bush over potentially antigay security rules

The White House said Wednesday a revised policy on granting security clearances to gays and lesbians does not reflect a change in how the government will treat sexual orientation. But several Democrats denounced the new rules.

Gone to Austin, looking for Elijah

Gone to Austin, looking for Elijah

Our South by Southwest correspondent crams a lot of live music and Red Bull into two days, although music fan Elijah Wood remains elusive

Massachusetts governor files adoption bill allowing church to discriminate

Massachusetts governor moves to exempt church from antidiscrimination law

A bill introduced by Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney that would exempt religious social-services agencies from being required to place some adoptive children in gay households is being denounced by gay rights activists.

Cincinnati council votes to extend gay, transgender protection

News 2006-03-17 Cincinnati council votes to extend gay, transgender protection The Cincinnati city council voted Wednesday to extend discrimination protections to gay and transgender people, the first

Bill restricting gay material at Oklahoma libraries passes house

News 2006-03-17 Bill restricting gay material at Oklahoma libraries passes house The Oklahoma house voted late Wednesday to withhold state funding from local libraries that do not segregate readin

Illinois group opposes waiver for HIV-positive Gay Games athletes

Illinois Family Institute claims presence of HIV-positive athletes would pose public health threat.

Drama continues around 'Brokeback High'

School says Brokeback High student is lying about expulsion

A straight Oregon high school student lied, according to school officials, when he reported on his Web site that he was expelled for not editing out a gay "snuggle scene" from a class film project titled Brokeback High.

Virginia judge rules against lesbian parents

News 2006-03-17 Virginia judge rules against lesbian parents A Virginia judge has ruled that a Vermont civil union custody order cannot be enforced in Virginia, a decision that will delay

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