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Turkey’s gay community is up in arms over gay-only prisons

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia is Cancelled

INTERNATIONAL | By Elias Meseret | Apr 16
A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex.

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

292 Missing, 4 Dead in South Korea Ferry Disaster

INTERNATIONAL | By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee | Apr 16
A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing.

Gay Rights Group Sends Petition to IOC

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 16
More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Vitaly Milonov

Co-Creator of Russia’s ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
One of Russia’s lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned.

Malta Legalizes Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
The Maltese parliament approved a bill Monday that allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, allowing them to have similar legal rights of straight married couples, like the legal ability to adopt.

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014. A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this port city, killing more than a dozen people and destroying thousands of homes.

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
According to a Chilean pastor, God’s objection to the country’s civil union bill was to blame for a massive forest fire that devastated parts of the coastal city of Valpara√≠so on April 12.

Dutch Arrest Girl Whose Tweet Threatened Airline

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 15
Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

Pete in ’The Pokey’: LaBarbera Arrested in Canada

INTERNATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 15
Pete LaBarbera and his Canadian knock-off version, Bill Whatcott were arrested Monday for refusing to leave the grounds of the University of Regina in Saskatchewan after distributing anti-gay and anti-abortion literature.

n this June 2, 2012 file photo, transgender activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi attends a meeting to discuss ways of achieving equality for transgenders and eunuchs in New Delhi, India.

India’s Top Court Recognizes Third Gender

INTERNATIONAL | By Nirmala George | Apr 15
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.