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Ashley Madison hack puts gay lives at risk

Friday, August 21, 2015
Leaked personal information from this week's Ashley Madison hack leaves gay lives in danger all around the world.
The hack exposes the names of users who live in places where homosexual is punishable by death. ...

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UN expresses concern over LGBT rights in Turkey

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The announcement comes days before more than 150 world leaders gather at the U.N. to launch an ambitious set of development goals.
ANKARA, Turkey –— The U.N. has expressed concern over a spate of violent and discriminatory acts against Turkey’s LGBT community and called on the country to combat homophobic acts and uphold gay rights. The statement from the U.N. High Commissioner ...

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Turkish police use water cannons to disperse participants at LGBT pride rally

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Turkish police use a water canon to disperse participants of an LGBT Pride event in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Between 100 and 200 protestors were chased away from Taksim Square on Sunday after a police vehicle fired several jets of water to disperse the crowd. It wasn't immediately clear why the police intervened to push the peaceful if noisy protest away from the area.
Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against LGBT pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away. ...

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Father gets life imprisonment for murdering gay son in Turkey

Monday, February 10, 2014
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- In a landmark Turkish case, a man who murdered his son because he was gay and “shaming” the family, has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison. ...

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Transgender woman killed in Istanbul, fourth trans victim in Turkey this year

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A transgender woman who worked as florist has been found dead in her Istanbul apartment, the fourth transgender person to be murdered in the country in the past seven months. ...

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Landmark Turkish court ruling: Anti-gay language is not freedom of speech

Monday, July 15, 2013
Kaos GLIn this 2012 photo, LGBT rights advocates protest against anti-gay hate language used by a Turkish religious newspaper.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Setting an important legal precedent, Istanbul’s Criminal Court on Monday issued a landmark ruling against a religious Turkish newspaper for its use of anti-gay language, saying it illegally offended LGBT people. ...

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Murdered transgender woman latest victim of anti-LGBT violence in Turkey

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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AYDIN, Turkey -- Police in Aydin, Turkey are investigating the murder of a 24-year-old transgender woman who was stabbed to death at her home on Tuesday. ...

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Turkey rejects call to censor media coverage of gay pride as ‘pornographic’

Sunday, July 7, 2013
According to leading Turkish charities, such images of Istanbul pride are pornographic, harm children and attack public morality.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey’s media regulator has rejected a demand by influential Turkish charities to censor coverage of LGBT events in the country’s media. ...

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Dutch lesbian couple raising Turkish foster son go into hiding

Friday, March 15, 2013
AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey that they object to the pair taking care of their child. ...

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Turkish Court says gay sex is ‘natural’ in ruling against pornography vendor

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish Court ruled Monday that that gay sex is "natural," contradicting a ruling by the country's Supreme Court of Appeals in a similar case last year. ...

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