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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.

Married gay Mormon threatened with excommunication

News 2006-03-18 Married gay Mormon threatened with excommunication The Mormon Church is threatening to excommunicate a longtime member after he legally married his male partner in Canada. Buckley

Equality Ride bus defaced as 'Fags-mobile'

Equality Riders' bus vandalized outside Tennessee's Lee University

Currently touring the nation's conservative Christian universities and military academies with 35 LGBT advocates in tow, the Equality Ride bus was vandalized outside a hotel in Cleveland, Tenn., with the homophobic message spelled out in pink letters.

St. Patrick's Day parade chairman compares gays to neo-Nazis

Chairman compares hatemongering of gays toward the Irish to that of neo-Nazis toward Israelis.

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

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

Illinois group opposes waiver for HIV-positive Gay Games athletes

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

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

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

Virginia school board stands by gay student clubs

News 2006-03-17 Virginia school board stands by gay student clubs A school board in central Virginia is standing by students' right to organize gay-straight alliances, even though a public

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