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Turkish government planning to completely segregate gay prisoners

The Turkish government has announced that it plans to build segregated prisons for gay prisoners, alarming LGBT rights advocates, who say that it would only increase homophobia within the already unfriendly country.

Culture
Russian lawmaker proposes shutdown of LGBT social media and bars

The same Russian lawmaker, Vitaly Milonov, who co-sponsored the homosexual propaganda law in June 2013 that quickly drew international attention to Russia’s human rights issues, has now said that bars and dance venues for the LGBT community should be banned because they are “destroying Russia.”

Travel
W Hotels and Turkish Airlines donate vacation package for pro-LGBT RaiseAChild.US auction benefit

W Hotels and Turkish Airlines have teamed up to put together an amazing vacation package for a live auction benefiting RaiseAChild.US, the only nonprofit in the US aimed at encouraging LGBT people to build their families through fostering and adopting children.

Culture
James Franco to portray “ex-gay” activist in new film

The upcoming film “Michael,” directed by James Kelly, came to media light in early April when actor James Franco signed on to play “ex-gay” pastor Michael Glatze.

Culture
OUT releases 8th Annual Power 50 list of most influential LGBT people in the US

OUT has released its 8th Annual Power 50 list, its yearly ranking of American society’s most influential LGBT people.

Culture
From FourTwoNine magazine: "Chapter and Verse" Chapter Two

Randy R. Potts and Matthew Vines continue their wide-ranging discussion about how to address gay issues within the conservative Evangelical culture in which they were both brought up.

Culture
From FourTwoNine's Family Issue: Anne Rice and son Christopher, part two

FourTwoNine eavesdropped on a telephone conversation between novelist Christopher Rice and his mother, Anne. They talked about honoring his late Father's work as a poet and artist, rejecting religion, reading reviews, and more.

Culture
FourTwoNine Family Issue online: "Who's Your Daddy?"

In continuing the theme of FourTwoNine: The Family Issue, author Andrea Askowitz writes about her paternal feelings once her partner became pregnant.

Culture
Indian Supreme Court orders legal introduction of third gender category

The Indian Supreme Court ordered the introduction and legal recognition of a third gender category on Tuesday, April 15.

Culture
Plaintiffs from Prop 8 case to celebrate one-year anniversary at LA event

To mark the one-year anniversary of the historic ruling that legalized marriage equality once and for all, two of the plaintiffs in the Hollingsworth vs. Perry case, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, will celebrate their marriage at the iconic Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The attorneys who argued their case in front of the Supreme Court, Ted Olson and David Boies, will officiate the ceremony.

                   
 
 
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