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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.

Duke rape suspect also involved in gay-bashing case

News 2006-04-19 Duke rape suspect also involved in gay-bashing case One of the two Duke University lacrosse players arrested in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday for kidnapping and raping a stripper was al

Gays rally against Florida's "vague" antibullying bill

News 2006-04-19 Gays rally against Florida's "vague" antibullying bill Civil rights supporters rallied in Florida Monday against a proposed antibullying law they called "vague." The bill's opponents

Supreme Court rejects Falwell's case against gay Web site

Supreme Court rejects Falwell's case against gay Web site

Evangelist Jerry Falwell (pictured) on Monday lost a Supreme Court appeal of a case that sought to shut down a Web site with a similar name but views on gays opposite to his.

Kentucky college that expelled gay student will get state funding

Antigay school to receive $11 million in state aid.

Gay bookstore in Canada battles government for legal subsidy

News 2006-04-19 Gay bookstore in Canada battles government for legal subsidy The supreme court of Canada will decide whether the government should have to underwrite the cost of a small gay-oriented

Speech by transgender author Kate Bornstein canceled

Speech by transgender author Kate Bornstein canceled at New York school

A suburban New York high school has censored a scheduled appearance by noted transgender author and activist Kate Bornstein (pictured) after complaints from a local businessman.

Group blocks Cincinnati antidiscrimination law from taking effect

News 2006-04-18 Group blocks Cincinnati antidiscrimination law from taking effect A group opposing a Cincinnati ordinance update that extends discrimination protection to gay people blocked the change

Hong Kong won't recognize U.K. domestic-partnership law

The British Consulate-General Hong Kong deems domestic-partnership registration inappropriate.

Catholic agencies allowed to discriminate against gay parents

Catholic agencies allowed to discriminate against gay parents

Contrary to state law, Massachusetts Catholic adoption agencies won't be penalized for refusing to consider gays and lesbians as adoptive parents.

The children of gay and lesbian couples roll eggs at the White House

News 2006-04-18 The children of gay and lesbian couples roll eggs at the White House Thousands of children, including some brought by gay and lesbian parents, braved chilly rain at the South Lawn of th

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