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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.
Making the necessary trouble on campus

Making the "necessary trouble" on campus

In the first of The Advocate’s series of dispatches from the Equality Ride to antigay colleges, the young co-organizer connects his activism to the civil rights leaders who inspired him—and describes what happened when the riders showed up on Jerry Falwell’s doorstep

Feds' removal of gay Web site prompts questions

Feds' removal of gay Web site prompts questions

The government is claiming it's a coincidence that a federal Web site containing health resources for gay men and lesbians disappeared less than two weeks after the right-wing Family Research Council complained to a top government official, but LGBT advocates, including House member Tammy Baldwin (pictured), aren't buying it.

San Francisco archdiocese to review adoption policy

News 2006-03-14 San Francisco archdiocese to review adoption policy Boston may not be the only Catholic archdiocese in the country to stop allowing gay people to adopt children through its

Supreme Court ruling renews attention on "don't ask, don't tell"

News 2006-03-14 Supreme Court ruling renews attention on "don't ask, don't tell" In the aftermath of last week's Supreme Court ruling that universities must allow military recruiters on campus in spite

Influential law journal endorses same-sex marriage in N.J.

New Jersey Law Journal now supports same-sex marriage over domestic partnerships.

Antigay groups launch boycott of Ford

Antigay groups launch boycott of Ford

Nineteen conservative groups on Monday said they would boycott Ford Motor Co., contending that the automaker reneged on an agreement to stop supporting gay rights organizations.

L.A. art sale benefits GLASS, March 15–June 15

Events 2006-03-14 L.A. art sale benefits GLASS, March 15–June 15 Wednesday, March 15, through Thursday, June 15, works by five artists will be sold to benefit Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social

Professor says sperm recipients should be warned of "gay gene"

A New Zealand professor has suggested that recipients of sperm donated by gays should be warned of the "gay gene."

Minnesota college bars gay couples from staying together on school trips

News 2006-03-11 Minnesota college bars gay couples from staying together on school trips A disagreement over a University of St. Thomas policy that bars unmarried couples from staying together on schoo

Hate-crimes provisions struck from House bill

Hate-crimes provisions struck from House bill

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has eliminated hate-crimes provisions benefiting gays and lesbians from a child safety bill. The language had been added to the Children's Safety and Violent Crimes Reduction Act of 2005 on a strong bipartisan vote last fall, but Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin used a procedural move to get rid of it.

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