Military service is mandatory for all Turkish men - they can only escape it if they are ill, disabled or homosexual. But proving homosexuality is a humiliating ordeal. Ahmet Gokhan had gone prepared with explicit photographs of himself having sex with another man, having heard that it would be impossible to get out of military service without them. "The face must be visible," says Gokhan. "And the photos must show you as the passive partner."Read more »
The Obama administration filed an emergency request Wednesday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the military from allowing openly gay troops from serving.Read more »
The Pope has yet again been causing controversy, but, for once, he’s on the right side of the issue (even a blind squirrel finds an occasional nut).Read more »
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