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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.

Playboy zeroes in on gay market

Christie Hefner, chief executive of Playboy Enterprises, has plans to launch a gay brand in the U.K.

Ireland's prime minister vows to legalize partnerships for gay couples

Ireland's prime minister vows to legalize partnerships for gay couples

Speaking at the opening of new offices for the country's leading gay rights group, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern pledged on Monday to bring civil partnerships to Ireland.

Wolfe Video hosts NCAA women's basketball bash, April 3 in Boston

Events 2006-04-03 Wolfe Video hosts NCAA women's basketball bash, April 3 in Boston Wolfe Video hosts its sixth annual party in honor of the NCAA women's basketball Final Four on Monday, April 3, at Bo

Transgender case against Library of Congress advances

Transgender case against Library of Congress advances

An employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a transgender Army veteran Diane Schroer against the Library of Congress can go forward, a federal court has ruled.

Federal court hears same-sex marriage case

Federal court hears case for same-sex marriage

Two gay California men will ask a federal court this week to declare they have a right to marry, but gay rights leaders aren't happy about it

Massachusetts court decision leaves couples in limbo

Massachusetts court decision leaves nonresident couples in limbo

Massachusetts's highest court, which in 2003 legalized same-sex marriage, has put some out-of-state couples who married there in legal limbo by upholding a 1913 state law that bars nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if their union would not be permitted in their home state.

Killer of Colorado gay man could get probation

News 2006-04-01 Killer of Colorado gay man could get probation One of two suspects charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a gay man, which sparked fears the man was targeted

Ruling won't affect Connecticut bill to recognize out-of-state marriages

News 2006-04-01 Ruling won't affect Connecticut bill to recognize out-of-state marriages A Connecticut legislative committee in Hartford failed to act this year on a bill that would have required

Local businesses defy Utah city council's antigay proclamation

News 2006-04-01 Local businesses defy Utah city council's antigay proclamation Facing a threatened boycott by LGBT tourists, dozens of local businesses in a Utah community are fighting back

Massachusetts church wins right to hang pro-gay banner

News 2006-04-01 Massachusetts church wins right to hang pro-gay banner After a weeks-long struggle with City Hall, a historic church in Massachusetts has finally been given the go-ahead to unveil

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