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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.

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.

Antigay church agrees to obey laws restricting funeral protests

Antigay church agrees to obey laws restricting funeral protests

The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan.—which, under the leadership of its notoriously antigay pastor, Fred Phelps (pictured), spreads a message of hate by picketing at soldiers' funerals—has agreed to obey new state laws that have been passed to limit where and when such demonstrations take place, a church attorney said Wednesday.

Gay materials targeted in Oklahoma library bill

News 2006-03-10 Gay materials targeted in Oklahoma library bill Local libraries could be burdened by guidelines adopted by an Oklahoma house panel Wednesday to require materials containing

Anglican head rejects attempt to rewrite antigay resolution

News 2006-03-10 Anglican head rejects attempt to rewrite antigay resolution The leader of the world's Anglicans has ruled against conducting a new debate on the church's teaching that gay sex is

Above all awful

Above all, awful

Asia Argento’s adaptation of JT LeRoy’s The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things was already a wallow in the muck; now that we know LeRoy’s a phony, the movie is flat-out reprehensible

Gay activists protest speech by Polish president in Berlin

News 2006-03-10 Gay activists protest speech by Polish president in Berlin Gay rights advocates protested ahead of a speech by Poland's conservative president, Lech Kaczynski, in Berlin on

Conservative rabbis delay decision on accepting gays

News 2006-03-10 Conservative rabbis delay decision on accepting gays After considering whether to lift a ban on gay rabbis and same-sex unions, a Conservative Judaism legal committee agreed on

And then there were 12

And then there were 12

Week 3 of Advocate contributor Dave White’s American Idol recap: Paris wrestles with “Conga,” Mandisa’s gay-pride-float future, Bucky Covington’s evil twin, and the return of Bo Bice

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