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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.

N.C. minister resigns in support of same-sex marriage

News 2006-03-29 N.C. minister resigns in support of same-sex marriage The Reverend Howard Hanger of Asheville, N.C., announced Sunday that he will be turning in his ordination to the United Methodist

A senator faces off with Gen Q

A senator faces off with Gen Q

A teen activist braves an antigay crowd at a Virginia town hall meeting with a conservative would-be presidential candidate, U.S. senator George Allen—and engages the senator in a debate on the Constitution and equality

Australian region considers civil unions

Canberra area consider offering civil unions for both gay and straight couples.

CAPE 2 comics event, May 6 in Dallas

Events 2006-03-29 CAPE 2 comics event, May 6 in Dallas Zeus Comics in Dallas will celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6, with the second annual Comics and Pop Culture Expo. CAPE

McCain to speak at Falwell's antigay university

Republican senator John McCain of Arizona has agreed to by the keynote speaker at Liberty University.

Oklahoma school board scraps antidiscrimination policy in wake of Equality Ride

Oklahoma school board scraps gay protections in wake of Equality Ride

Days after the Equality Ride bus toured the state of Oklahoma, with stops at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa and Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, the Oklahoma board of education struck the sexual orientation portion from its antidiscrimination policy.

Another gay bashing in London's Clapham Common

News 2006-03-28 Another gay bashing in London's Clapham Common London metropolitan police are appealing for information and vigilance following a violent homophobic assault on a 40-y

Gay Christian activist freed from captivity in Iraq

Gay Christian activist freed from captivity in Iraq

Gay Christian activist James Loney thanked God, supporters, and British troops in Toronto on Sunday for freeing him after four months of "terrifying" captivity in Iraq. His family had kept his sexual orientation a secret for fear of retribution from his captors.

Ohio marriage ban may block domestic violence charges

News 2006-03-28 Ohio marriage ban may block domestic violence charges An Ohio constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage bars prosecutors from charging some unmarried people

Skittish networks ban gay-friendly UCC commercial

Ad featuring male couple ejected from church to air on cable.

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