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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.

Ohio candidate for U.S. Senate wants gays dead

News 2006-03-09 Ohio candidate for U.S. Senate wants gays dead When Iraq war veteran and same-sex marriage supporter Paul Hackett dropped out of Ohio's Democratic race for the U.S. Senate

Idaho activists make gay rights statement with stickers

News 2006-03-09 Idaho activists make gay rights statement with stickers Gay rights advocates in Boise, Idaho, put stickers reading "Heterosexuals Only" on bus benches and public drinking f

Gay Iranian asylum seekers in the Netherlands may be deported

News 2006-03-09 Gay Iranian asylum seekers in the Netherlands may be deported Countering a threat by the Netherlands to deport gay Iranian asylum seekers back to their home country, Human Rights Watch

Gay Games welcome in Chicago suburb after all

Following a heated debate, the Crystal Lake park district board on Tuesday reversed an earlier decision to ban a Gay Games event.

Judy Wieder to leave LPI Media

LPI Media corporate editorial director Wieder stepping down

LPI Media Inc. announced on Tuesday that corporate editorial director Judy Wieder will be leaving the company on March 22. Long the guiding force for the company's prominent LGBT publications, Wieder joined The Advocate as its arts and entertainment editor in 1993.

Lesbian homecoming king prompts review at Maryland college

News 2006-03-08 Lesbian homecoming king prompts review at Maryland college Hood College in Frederick, Md., is reviewing its homecoming rules after a lesbian was crowned king, a college official sa

Opponents of military recruiting forced to pick other battles

News 2006-03-08 Opponents of military recruiting forced to pick other battles A scattered handful of independent law schools can afford to take a stand. But for most, tied to universities that depend

Spanish birth certificates to account for gay couples

News 2006-03-08 Spanish birth certificates to account for gay couples Following its legal recognition of same-sex marriage last year, Spain is now creating new birth certificates to avoid discrimi

Gay Games may still be in play for Chicago suburb

Gay rowing competition in city at first rejected, now reconsidered.

Romney wants antigay exemptions for Catholic Church

News 2006-03-08 Romney wants antigay exemptions for Catholic Church Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said on Monday he's trying to find a way to exempt Roman Catholic social services agencies from a

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