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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.

New California PAC will advocate for gay Latinos

First-ever LGBT Latino PAC launched to empower gay Latinos, elect supportive politicians.

Students sue Georgia school for banning GSA

ACLU, students file suit to let GSA meet on campus

Several Georgia students, led by the ACLU and Advocate Person of the Year Kerry Pacer (pictured), have sued for the right to have the gay-straight alliance meet on campus.

The boy who loved too much

The boy who loved too much

An interview with author Mack Friedman about his debut novel, Setting the Lawn on Fire, a powerful coming-of-age tale about adolescent queer desire

Fair wars

Fair wars

When Northwest Airlines told a gay man he couldn’t redeem a free plane ticket for his domestic partner, the ACLU cried discrimination. In the following riposte, Northwest explains how Air New Zealand’s policies—not their own—ignited the controversy.

Utah hate-crimes bill passes without sexual orientation protection

Utah hate-crimes bill passes without sexual orientation protection

After a six-year battle to strengthen Utah's hate-crimes law, a bill passed the house on Thursday without protections for specific classes of people, including gays.

Illinois governor befuddled by Daily Show gay joke

News 2006-02-25 Illinois governor befuddled by Daily Show gay joke Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich wasn't in on the joke. Blagojevich says he did not realize The Daily Show was a comedy

British gay couple locked out of country hotel

News 2006-02-25 British gay couple locked out of country hotel In a Fawlty Towers –like experience, a British gay couple was locked out overnight by a rural innkeeper and

Rally planned for transgender woman arrested at Grand Central Station

Seventy-year-old jailed for using women's restroom

Legislation to ban Phelps's protests becomes law

Missouri has become the first to ban protests at military funerals as at least 14 states work to stop the notoriously antigay Kansas preacher Fred Phelps.

Academy of Friends Oscar night gala, March 5 in S.F.

Events 2006-02-25 Academy of Friends Oscar night gala, March 5 in S.F. The gala event "Rubies & Rhinestones: The Glitz and Glamour of American Film" on Oscar night—Sunday, March

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