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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.

Study: 25% of young gay men in Northern Ireland have attempted suicide

News 2006-03-30 Study: 25% of young gay men in Northern Ireland have attempted suicide A mental health study released Tuesday in Northern Ireland reveals some alarming statistics about young gay men. A

Gays likely to win adoption rights in Scotland

Bill would give adoption rights to all unmarried couples, gay and straight.

Scalia again draws criticism for antigay comments

The U.S. Supreme Court justice says there is no constitutional right to "homosexual conduct."

Standoff at Warsaw's famous gay club continues

Famous Polish nightspot was ordered closed over the weekend.

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

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.

A senator faces off with Gen Q

A senator faces off with Gen Q

A teen activist braves an antigay crowd at a Virginia town hall meeting with a conservative would-be presidential candidate, U.S. senator George Allen—and engages the senator in a debate on the Constitution and equality

Existing HIV meds show prevention promise

Combination drug Truvada may prevent HIV infection

Scientists have long believed that a vaccine is the best way to stop the spread of HIV, but efforts to invent one have failed miserably. Now they may have found something already on pharmacy shelves that seems to prevent infection.

N.C. minister resigns in support of same-sex marriage

News 2006-03-29 N.C. minister resigns in support of same-sex marriage The Reverend Howard Hanger of Asheville, N.C., announced Sunday that he will be turning in his ordination to the United Methodist

Australian region considers civil unions

Canberra area consider offering civil unions for both gay and straight couples.

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