July 22, 2008

Not just for women anymore

An openly gay Turkish man has died from a gunshot wound he received outside of a cafe, killed for "honor."  He was very much open, which his family strongly objected to and wanted him to seek out a "cure" for his homosexuality.  The family is also refusing to tend to his body and make funeral arrangements, which is common when a family has killed for "honor." 

He had been receiving death threats, and told to leave Turkey for his own safety, but unfortunately he chose to stay.  The police didn't meet his requests for protection or pursue those who were making the threats, either.  This is believed to be the first gay "honor" killing in Turkey.  (h/t)

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