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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.

Maryland may ban antigay protests at military funerals

News 2006-02-24 Maryland may ban antigay protests at military funerals Maryland may join a growing number of states to put limits on protests at military funerals amid fears that a conservative church

Sing it sister

Sing it, sister!

The first installment of Advocate contributor Dave White’s weekly recap of who ruled, who stank, and who cried on Fox’s current season of American Idol 

Church of Scotland to bless same-sex unions?

News 2006-02-24 Church of Scotland to bless same-sex unions? On the heels of Britain's new Civil Partnership Act, the Church of Scotland might soon be blessing same-sex unions. The church'

Bill that could ban GSAs passes in Utah

Bill that could ban GSAs passes in Utah

Following an emotionally charged debate in the Utah senate on Wednesday, a bill sponsored by Republican senator Chris Buttars (pictured) that many gay rights advocates fear will ban all gay-straight alliance clubs in Utah easily passed.

United against hate

United against hate

When Fred Phelps showed up in Fort Campbell, Ky., to blame the gays for Iraq War casualties, the region's gay community found instant solidarity among Army wives and soldiers

Antigay fliers litter front yards in Washington State

News 2006-02-24 Antigay fliers litter front yards in Washington State Residents in Washington State's Thurston County awoke on Tuesday to find racist and antigay messages promoting a neo-Nazi rally at

Under fire, Penn State reaffirms nondiscrimination policy

Bias lawsuit against coach prompts university statement.

Poll: Irish citizens favor legalizing same-sex unions

News 2006-02-23 Poll: Irish citizens favor legalizing same-sex unions A new poll by the Irish Examiner shows that a majority of residents in Ireland are in favor of giving legal s

After settling with L.A. Sparks, Byears signs with Mystics

News 2006-02-23 After settling with L.A. Sparks, Byears signs with Mystics Latasha Byears signed with the Washington Mystics on Tuesday, less than two weeks after settling a lawsuit with the Los Angele

Clinton criticized on same-sex marriage

Clinton criticized on same-sex marriage

Although many gays and lesbians consider New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton an ally, the executive director of that state's leading gay rights group says she isn't supportive enough when it comes to same-sex marriage.

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