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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.

Prosecution of outed Spokane mayor unlikely

The investigation of mayor Jim West for misconduct continues.

Episcopal head expresses concern about gay candidates for California bishop

Episcopal head expresses concern about gay candidates for California bishop

Presiding bishop Frank Griswold (pictured), head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, has expressed concern that the diocese of California could select an openly gay bishop—three of the seven candidates have same-sex partners—in light of the rift created between the denomination and the worldwide Anglican Communion by the consecration of a gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.

Antigay Vatican official to be elevated to cardinal

Wiliam Levada, who opposes same-sex marriage and adoptions by gays, will become a key adviser to the pope.

Gay W.Va. fifth-grader accused of sexual harassment

News 2006-03-24 Gay W.Va. fifth-grader accused of sexual harassment A West Virginia elementary school has its hands full thanks to a sexual harassment allegation made by a fifth grader against a

Peggy Sue got buried

Peggy Sue got buried

Week 5 of Advocate contributor Dave White’s American Idol recap: This week’s installment was more fun than watching the Fonz jump over a big tank of sharks. Just not much more…

Doors close at Austin's only LGBT youth center

Financial crisis shuts down 16-year-old facility.

Utah city takes heat for "natural family" resolution

News 2006-03-24 Utah city takes heat for "natural family" resolution The little Utah tourist town of Kanab is a gateway to some of the biggest views in Red Rock country. Nearby are Zion and Bryce Canyo

Bush says marriage is between a man and woman

Bush says marriage is between a man and woman

At a contentious news conference Tuesday that was mostly about the war in Iraq, President Bush took another opportunity to restate his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Connecticut gays ask judge to let them marry

News 2006-03-23 Connecticut gays ask judge to let them marry Jeffrey Busch and Stephen Davis of Wilton, Conn., say the civil union that gives them the same statewide legal rights as m

New Hampshire house votes down proposal to ban same-sex marriage

News 2006-03-23 New Hampshire house votes down proposal to ban same-sex marriage The New Hampshire house voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to defeat a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex

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