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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.

Australian government vows to block local same-sex marriage laws

News 2006-03-31 Australian government vows to block local same-sex marriage laws Australia's conservative prime minister vowed Thursday to block any legislation by the nation's capital giving gay

Man charged with murdering gay Key West gardener

Alleged killer is already in jail on a related burglary charge.

The gospel according to Mandisa

The gospel according to...Mandisa?

“Jesus Take the Wheel,” as Carrie Underwood would sing—because on this week’s American Idol there were some serious wrong turns. Part 6 of Dave White’s continuing AI wrap-up

Massachusetts high court says gays from other states cannot marry there

Massachusetts high court limits same-sex marriage for out-of-state couples

Massachusetts's highest court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples from states with explicit bans on same-sex marriage cannot legally marry in the Bay State.

Congressional opposition to "don't ask, don't tell" growing

One Republican, three Democrats become cosponsors of bill that would repeal the ban.

Pope lashes out at gays ahead of Italian elections

News 2006-03-31 Pope lashes out at gays ahead of Italian elections Pope Benedict, speaking just 10 days ahead of Italy's national elections, lashed out against same-sex marriage and abortion on

The Children's Hour onstage in L.A., March 31–May 7

Events 2006-03-31 The Children's Hour onstage in L.A., March 31–May 7 Lillian Hellman's classic play about lesbian desire and the power of lies, The Children's Hour , w

New opera Hell onstage in NYC March 30–April 9

Events 2006-03-30 New opera Hell onstage in NYC March 30–April 9 The new opera Hell , featuring a libretto by lesbian poet and novelist Eileen Myles ( Cool for You ), will h

Frodo gets lost

Frodo gets lost

The three-and-a-half-hour stage version of The Lord of the Rings, now running in Toronto, has Elvish music, lots of armpit stabbing, guys on stilts, and a too-short wizard. It’s quite a sight to see, but don’t expect to be moved

Marriage amendment fails again in Maryland senate

Marriage amendment fails again in Maryland senate

An attempt to revive a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage failed in the Maryland Senate Tuesday in Annapolis, apparently leaving no further options this year for opponents of marriage equality.

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