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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.

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

Oregon student dismissed over student film 'Brokeback High'

Oregon student dismissed over student film Brokeback High

Straight student Brandon Flyte says he was expelled Monday from West Linn High School in Oregon for showing a film he made for a class assignment. Titled Brokeback High, the film is a "gay love story" based on themes from Brokeback Mountain but set in a modern-day high school.

Antigay former adviser to Bush arrested and charged with theft

News 2006-03-15 Antigay former adviser to Bush arrested and charged with theft A famously antigay former aide to North Carolina senator Jesse Helms who became a top adviser to President Bush

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.

NYC council head to boycott St. Patrick's Day parade

News 2006-03-15 NYC council head to boycott St. Patrick's Day parade Saying she would not march in Friday’s St. Patrick's Day Parade unless gays can join her and "celebrate our heritage,&#x

Poll: Teenagers mixed on gay issues

News 2006-03-15 Poll: Teenagers mixed on gay issues A new Gallup survey is reporting a mixed picture of how American teenagers feel about homosexuality. The survey, conducted from December

Gay Protestant coalition merges with Task Force

News 2006-03-15 Gay Protestant coalition merges with Task Force A coalition of Protestant gay advocacy groups is being merged with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The Institute for

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