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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.

Iraqi cleric wants gays killed in "most severe way"

Shiite cleric Grand Ayatolla Ali al-Sistani orders fatwa for gays and lesbians.

Would-be immigrants to the Netherlands must watch kiss video

News 2006-03-16 Would-be immigrants to the Netherlands must watch kiss video The camera focuses on two gay men kissing in a park. Later a topless woman emerges from the sea and walks onto a crowded bea

Bush allows refusal of security clearance for gays

Gays can be denied security clearance under new Bush rules

The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national security clearances. Lesbian and gay advocacy groups recently found the changes in an 18-page document distributed by national security adviser Stephen Hadley on December 29, without public notice.

Iowa senate deadlocks on proposed marriage ban

News 2006-03-16 Iowa senate deadlocks on proposed marriage ban An Iowa senate committee deadlocked Tuesday on a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages

Lesbian up for Swedish archbishop post

News 2006-03-16 Lesbian up for Swedish archbishop post The lesbian sister of the head of the Lutheran Church of Sweden is among five candidates vying to succeed him in an election Wednesda

London sees another gay bashing

News 2006-03-16 London sees another gay bashing Gay bashers have struck again near London's Clapham Common, the site where a gay bar manager was beaten to death last October. This time the

Study: LGBT seniors face discrimination in care

Many LGBT seniors face more difficulty in obtaining appropriate medical care than their heterosexual counterparts.

Kentucky high school student fights required pro-gay training

News 2006-03-16 Kentucky high school student fights required pro-gay training An eastern Kentucky high school student is appealing a ruling by a federal judge that supported requiring anti-harassment

Crash course with Kathleen Bird York

Crash course with Kathleen Bird York

The Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter talks about her road to Crash, reflects on the emotional roots of her music, and pays tribute to her gay filmmaker brother

Massachusetts governor admits gay couples have right to adopt

Massachusetts governor admits gay couples have right to adopt

Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, an opponent of same-sex marriage and a possible Republican presidential contender in 2008, declared Monday that gay couples have "a legitimate interest" when it comes to adopting children, though he is still seeking an exemption from the state's antidiscrimination law for religious-based adoption agencies.

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