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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.

Republican leader challenges Florida's ban on adoption by gays

Republican leader challenges Florida's ban on adoption by gays

Gay club attacked in England

A gang of weapon-wielding thugs trashed a gay nightclub in the U.K. city of Sheffield over the weekend.

Republican N.J. county grants DP benefits

Ten New Jersey counties now offer benefits to employees' same-sex partners.

Wisconsin voters to decide on same-sex marriage ban

Wisconsin residents to vote on marriage equality for gays

Wisconsin voters will decide this fall whether to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.

New York transgender woman arrested over restroom use

News 2006-03-02 New York transgender woman arrested over restroom use A phone repair worker who is transitioning from male to female said Tuesday that she was arrested three times by transit police

Marriage ban signature irregularities probed in Massachusetts

News 2006-03-02 Marriage ban signature irregularities probed in Massachusetts Prosecutors from Massachusetts attorney general Tom Reilly's office have launched a criminal investigation to determin

Study: Same-sex marriage bans cause trauma

News 2006-03-02 Study: Same-sex marriage bans cause trauma A new American study has found that bans on same-sex marriage have a traumatic psychological effect on gays and lesbians. The stu

Transgender teacher gets OK from New Jersey school board

Transgender teacher gets OK from New Jersey school board

To students at Eagleswood Elementary School in Eagleswood Township, N.J., she used to be Mr. McBeth. Now, after undergoing a sex change, 71-year-old Lily McBeth is ready to return to teaching as Miss McBeth.

Colorado domestic-partnership bill in limbo

News 2006-03-01 Colorado domestic-partnership bill in limbo A Republican proposal to allow same-sex couples and others to receive some limited benefits is in limbo after a Colorado senate

Report: Gay representation lacking on the BBC

News 2006-03-01 Report: Gay representation lacking on the BBC According to a new report, British broadcasting giant the BBC is woefully inadequate when it comes to gay and lesbian rep

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