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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.

Under fire, Penn State reaffirms nondiscrimination policy

Bias lawsuit against coach prompts university statement.

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 

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

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.

Illinois Catholic university to offer queer studies minor

News 2006-02-23 Illinois Catholic university to offer queer studies minor The nation's largest Catholic university has started offering a minor in gay studies. Starting last month, students at DePaul

Turin: Gay mecca?

Unbeknownst to many, the Olympic city has a strong queer past—and future.

Fighting HIV ignorance

Fighting HIV ignorance

Some users of Facebook.com, an online community for college students, are breeding fear and hatred about HIV infection and gay men—prompting the 26-year-old founder of an HIV prevention organization to take action

Gay professor who was forced out, then exonerated, dies at 87

News 2006-02-22 Gay professor who was forced out, then exonerated, dies at 87 Joel Dorius, one of three professors forced out of Smith College in 1960 for possession of gay pornography but la

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