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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.

Antigay postcards target gay Massachusetts candidate

Homophobic fliers were distributed to local residents.

Gay activists fight for immigrant rights

Gay activists fight for immigrant rights

As Congress debates sweeping new legislation on immigration reform, gay rights groups are banding together to fight for the rights of immigrants. "We are calling on LGBTQ immigrants and supporters to march together in a contingent [during Monday's Day for Immigrant Justice]," said Leslie Bulbuk (pictured), cofounder of the pro-gay immigration group Love Sees No Borders.

Nation's first full-time gay cable network rejects pro-gay ad

Nation's first full-time gay cable network rejects pro-gay ad

The nation's first full-time gay cable channel has joined a growing list of networks that refuse to show an ad from the United Church of Christ promoting its message of gay inclusiveness.

Jack & the Beanstalk onstage in NYC, April 8–May 21

Events 2006-04-08 Jack & the Beanstalk onstage in NYC, April 8–May 21 Manhattan Children's Theatre presents an updated musical version of Jack & the Beanstalk , with

Flight 93 hero's mom opposes death for Moussaoui

Flight 93 Hero's Mom Opposes Death Penalty for Moussaoui

Alice Hoagland, the mother of gay rugby star Mark Bingham, who with fellow passengers sacrificed his life preventing United Flight 93 from being flown into the White House on September 11, 2001, tells The Advocate she opposes the death penalty for 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

Gay San Francisco city supervisor to father child with lesbian friend

News 2006-04-08 Gay San Francisco city supervisor to father child with lesbian friend A gay San Francisco city supervisor will soon father a child with a lesbian friend. Such opposite-sex gay couples a

Six sentenced in attack on gay men in Santa Fe

Six sentenced in attack on gay men in Santa Fe

A judge told Gabriel Maturin and Isaiah Medina (pictured), the two men deemed most responsible for last year's beatings of two gay men in Santa Fe, N.M., that "you need to see the inside of the penitentiary."

UCC "Ejector" ad also rejected by Spanish TV

Rejection means vast majority of American Latinos won't see gay-inclusive commercial.

Man perceived to be gay attacked in Jamaica

News 2006-04-08 Man perceived to be gay attacked in Jamaica It took gunshots fired by police in full riot gear to quell an angry mob at a Jamaican university after a man allegedly made unwanted

Chrysler TV ad criticized for using gay stereotypes

Chrysler TV ad criticized for using gay stereotypes

Some gay rights advocates are raising questions about a new Chrysler TV commercial that features a fairy wielding a wand to turn a tough-looking guy with a big dog into a pastel-clad man walking four small dogs on pink leashes.

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