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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.

Professor says sperm recipients should be warned of "gay gene"

A New Zealand professor has suggested that recipients of sperm donated by gays should be warned of the "gay gene."

Minnesota college bars gay couples from staying together on school trips

News 2006-03-11 Minnesota college bars gay couples from staying together on school trips A disagreement over a University of St. Thomas policy that bars unmarried couples from staying together on schoo

Hate-crimes provisions struck from House bill

Hate-crimes provisions struck from House bill

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has eliminated hate-crimes provisions benefiting gays and lesbians from a child safety bill. The language had been added to the Children's Safety and Violent Crimes Reduction Act of 2005 on a strong bipartisan vote last fall, but Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin used a procedural move to get rid of it.

State Department criticizes Arab allies for treatment of gays

News 2006-03-11 State Department criticizes Arab allies for treatment of gays The State Department has issued a report criticizing the treatment of gays and lesbians by nations considered "key Arab all

Mussolini heir prefers fascism to homosexuality

News 2006-03-11 Mussolini heir prefers fascism to homosexuality The granddaughter of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has come under heavy criticism for stating that she'd prefer to be

No impeachment for pro-gay Maryland judge

An effort by an antigay Maryland delegate to impeach a judge who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage dies.

Gay bathhouses sue Los Angeles over new regulations

News 2006-03-11 Gay bathhouses sue Los Angeles over new regulations A coalition of nine gay bathhouses in Los Angeles is suing to challenge new county health rules and regulations aimed at

Jeff Key's The Eyes of Babylon onstage in S.F. March 9–26

Events 2006-03-11 Jeff Key's The Eyes of Babylon onstage in S.F. March 9–26 Gay marine Jeff Key tells his story of fighting the war in Iraq and battling the Corps over h

Mass. Catholic bishops turn backs on children

Catholic Church shutters adoption agency to spite gays

Determined not to treat gay parents equally, as state law demands, Boston's Catholic Charities is shutting down its adoption agency.

Young gay activists arrested at Falwell's university

Equality Riders handcuffed in Falwell's hometown

More than 20 mostly college-age Soulforce activists, including Jacob Reitan (pictured), were arrested for trespassing Friday at Liberty University.

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