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February 19, 2013

A court in Istanbul, Turkey made a landmark ruling saying that gay sex is natural

An Istanbul court of the first instance delivered a landmark ruling saying that gay sex is natural, contradicting a previous ruling by Turkey's supreme court.

Yesterday’s (18 February) ruling regarded a trader who was caught selling 125 DVDs of gay and group sex porn.

The person, known only by his initials, DM, faced up to four years imprisonment according to article 262/2 of the Turkish penal code that prohibits owning, trafficking, distributing and publishing ‘unnatural sex’ videos.

January 9, 2013

A trader in north Cameroon was lynched mobbed in a public market after he was caught having gay sex

An angry mob in northern Cameroon stoned a man to death on 6 January after being caught having sex with a 17-year-old high school student.

According to an online unconfirmed account, attributed to the Cameroonian daily L’Actu, Lamine Goche was killed by a furious crowd after he was 'caught red-handed' at his shop in a market of the town of Maroua, Cameroon.

July 31, 2012

All Miss Universe beauty contests will have to accept transgender women from 2013, following Jenna Talackova’s successful campaign earlier this year

Contestants in the Miss Universe Singapore 2012 beauty pageant gave contrasting views on transgender women competing for the crown next year.

Prompted by the controversy of Jenna Talackova, a transwoman who was barred and then finally accepted into a beauty pageant in Canada, all regions of Donald Trump’s Miss Universe empire will have to welcome transgender contestants in 2013.

July 19, 2012

'We need to remember these people. Tell some friends about these incredible lives'

During the height of the AIDS crisis, Peter Staley was one of the most visible faces of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, better known as ACT UP.

A rising star as a bond trader in New York City and deeply closeted, he became infected with HIV and joined the front lines of activism. He even debated safe sex with conservative columnist Pat Buchanan on CNN.

Staley's remarkable story is one of many that are touched on in the new documentary How to Survive a Plague which had an emotional screening at LA's Outfest Film Festival on Wednesday (18 July).