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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.

Death squads targeting gays in Iraq

An antigay fatwa issued by the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has lead to the brutal killing of Iraqi gays.

Antigay bills draw fire from California activists

California proposals would ban discussion of gay issues in school and allow discrimination in adoption policies.

Separate ballot questions support, oppose gay couples in Colorado

Separate ballot questions support, oppose gay couples in Colorado

State lawmakers on Friday approved a ballot measure to provide domestic-partner rights, one day after signature gathering began on an initiative to ban same-sex marriage.

Major adoption institute supports gay parents

Major adoption institute supports gay parents

As debate over the issue flares in several states, a major adoption institute says in a new report that it strongly supports the rights of gays and lesbians to adopt and urges that remaining obstacles be removed.

Gay activists air complaints with eight senators

News 2006-03-25 Gay activists air complaints with eight senators A group of more than 20 leaders of prominent gay rights groups met with eight Democratic senators at a closed-door meeting in

Clergy, others protest proposed Minnesota marriage ban

More than 1,000 people gathered Thursday at the state capitol to protest the proposed constitutional amendment.

Report: American police abuse gays

News 2006-03-25 Report: American police abuse gays A new report by human rights group Amnesty International accuses United States law enforcement agencies of widespread homophobia and viol

Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage on the decline

Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage on the decline

The public backlash over same-sex marriage has receded since a controversial decision by the Massachusetts supreme court in 2003 to legalize those marriages stirred strong opposition, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Prosecution of outed Spokane mayor unlikely

The investigation of mayor Jim West for misconduct continues.

Episcopal head expresses concern about gay candidates for California bishop

Episcopal head expresses concern about gay candidates for California bishop

Presiding bishop Frank Griswold (pictured), head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, has expressed concern that the diocese of California could select an openly gay bishop—three of the seven candidates have same-sex partners—in light of the rift created between the denomination and the worldwide Anglican Communion by the consecration of a gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.

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