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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.
U.S. senator Feingold comes out for marriage equality

U.S. senator Feingold comes out for marriage equality

A leading Democratic contender for president in 2008, U.S. senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, has revealed that he supports giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.

Idaho bill to require parental approval for GSAs

News 2006-04-04 Idaho bill to require parental approval for GSAs A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, legislator is sponsoring a bill to require that students get a parent's signature to join school clubs

We got nothin but beans

We got nothin' but beans

Brokeback Mountain debuts on DVD with a fairly bare-bones release. If you can’t fix it, you gotta stand it—but let’s hope for a more deluxe edition in the future

Episcopal bishops to back away from gay-inclusiveness

U.S. Episcopal bishops to back away from gay-inclusiveness

In the face of international pressure that has only grown since the consecration of gay bishop Gene Robinson (pictured) in 2003, the Episcopal Church is expected to step back from its support of gays and lesbians.

Las Vegas AIDS Walk set for April 23

Events 2006-04-04 Las Vegas AIDS Walk set for April 23 The 16th annual Las Vegas AIDS Walk, which benefits Aid for AIDS Nevada, is set for April 23. The walk begins at 9 A.M. at 3rd Street

Playboy zeroes in on gay market

Christie Hefner, chief executive of Playboy Enterprises, has plans to launch a gay brand in the U.K.

Ireland's prime minister vows to legalize partnerships for gay couples

Ireland's prime minister vows to legalize partnerships for gay couples

Speaking at the opening of new offices for the country's leading gay rights group, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern pledged on Monday to bring civil partnerships to Ireland.

Wolfe Video hosts NCAA women's basketball bash, April 3 in Boston

Events 2006-04-03 Wolfe Video hosts NCAA women's basketball bash, April 3 in Boston Wolfe Video hosts its sixth annual party in honor of the NCAA women's basketball Final Four on Monday, April 3, at Bo

Swedish kennel refuses to sell puppy to lesbian

News 2006-04-01 Swedish kennel refuses to sell puppy to lesbian A Swedish court has imposed a $2,600 fine on a kennel owner who refused to sell a puppy to a lesbian. The kennel owner, who was not

Rare screening of Saturday Night at the Baths, April 9 in L.A.

Events 2006-04-01 Rare screening of Saturday Night at the Baths, April 9 in L.A. Film historian Jenni Olson will host a rare screening of Saturday Night at the Baths (1975) a

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