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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.
War protesters include gays and lesbians

War protesters include gays and lesbians

Gays and lesbians around the world joined thousands of antiwar protesters on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq

Dialogue without judgment

Dialogue without judgment

The Equality Ride’s visit to “Christ-centered” Lee University in Tennessee leaves this rider inspired. What LGBTQ students on antigay campuses need more than anything, she learns, is support for where they are right now, not snap judgments about how their lives or their school must change.

Out New York City council head boycotts St. Pat's parade

Out New York City council head boycotts St. Pat's parade

Christine Quinn will attend several breakfasts before New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade today, along with Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, but the city's first openly gay city council leader will not join the 150,000 marchers on Fifth Avenue after organizers rejected compromise attempts and barred Irish gays and lesbians from joining the festivities for the 16th straight year.

Same-sex partnership bill faces uphill battle in Croatia

News 2006-03-18 Same-sex partnership bill faces uphill battle in Croatia Croatian ruling party lawmakers in Zagreb on Friday criticized an opposition draft bill proposing that gay couples be entit

Royal Navy official expresses full support for gays

Vice Admiral Adrian Johns maintains that it is "unhealthy" for gay sailors to have to hide their orientation.

Married gay Mormon threatened with excommunication

News 2006-03-18 Married gay Mormon threatened with excommunication The Mormon Church is threatening to excommunicate a longtime member after he legally married his male partner in Canada. Buckley

Equality Ride bus defaced as 'Fags-mobile'

Equality Riders' bus vandalized outside Tennessee's Lee University

Currently touring the nation's conservative Christian universities and military academies with 35 LGBT advocates in tow, the Equality Ride bus was vandalized outside a hotel in Cleveland, Tenn., with the homophobic message spelled out in pink letters.

St. Patrick's Day parade chairman compares gays to neo-Nazis

Chairman compares hatemongering of gays toward the Irish to that of neo-Nazis toward Israelis.

Wainwright and Stipe headline antiwar concert, March 20 in NYC

Events 2006-03-18 Wainwright and Stipe headline antiwar concert, March 20 in NYC Out singers Rufus Wainwright and Michael Stipe and peace activist Cindy Sheehan will headline the benefit concert "Bring

Virginia judge rules against lesbian parents

News 2006-03-17 Virginia judge rules against lesbian parents A Virginia judge has ruled that a Vermont civil union custody order cannot be enforced in Virginia, a decision that will delay

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