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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.

Illinois town council agrees to host Gay Games rowing event

News 2006-04-06 Illinois town council agrees to host Gay Games rowing event The city council of Crystal Lake, Ill., has agreed to host a rowing event for gay athletes this summer, despite opposition fr

Ford forced to consider voiding sexual orientation protections

News 2006-04-06 Ford forced to consider voiding sexual orientation protections Ford Motor Co. shareholders will decide whether to amend the company's equal-employment policy to exclude sexual orientati

South Korean military to improve rights for gay soldiers

News 2006-04-06 South Korean military to improve rights for gay soldiers South Korea will consider ways to improve the rights of gay soldiers, the defense ministry said today in Seoul, amid growin

Mandisas exclusive Advocate interview

Mandisa breaks her silence

A day after getting booted from American Idol, Mandisa talks exclusively to The Advocate about the gay controversy that may have done her in and explains why you'll never see her belting at the White Party.

AFA tries to stop Wal-Mart from selling 'Brokeback'

AFA tries to stop Wal-Mart from selling Brokeback DVDs

The antigay American Family Association is at it again, this time threatening Wal-Mart for selling DVDs of Brokeback Mountain.

Vault Legal Diversity Job Fair in New York City, April 21–22

Events 2006-04-06 Vault Legal Diversity Job Fair in New York City, April 21–22 The Vault Legal Diversity Job Fair, an event produced in conjunction with the Minority Corporate Counsel Associatio

Kinder gentler homophobia

Kinder, gentler homophobia

What was up with 60 Minutes’ bizarrely unbalanced report on the origins of sexuality? In part the answer is disgraced “scientist” J. Michael Bailey, who thinks gay men tend to be girly and bisexuals don’t exist

Proposed Gay Games event divides Chicago suburb

Proposed Gay Games event divides Chicago suburb

The question of whether Crystal Lake, Ill., should give the Gay Games a permit to have a boat race this summer on a small man-made lake has become a heated battle between those who see the event as a threat to their small-town way of life and those who see such views as simply small-minded.

Minnesota lawmakers reject same-sex marriage ban

News 2006-04-05 Minnesota lawmakers reject same-sex marriage ban The Minnesota senate judiciary committee on Tuesday turned aside a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex

Utah theater owner speaks out on canceling Brokeback Mountain

News 2006-04-05 Utah theater owner speaks out on canceling Brokeback Mountain After months of silence, Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller has explained his decision to pull Brokeback Mountain fro

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