TURKEY: Gay conscripts will no longer need to have rectal examinations or show sex pictures


The Turkish army exempts gay men from serving in the army, since they categorize homosexuality as a ‘psycho-sexual disorder’. A new change in the process will allow men to declare they are gay in an interview without undergoing humiliating tests such as rectal examination or showing sex pictures. Getting an exemption still puts gays in danger of future discrimination, since it means their sexual orientation is listed on their official record.


GAY STAR NEWS, Turkey will no longer force gay military conscripts to have rectal examinations or show sex photos, 20 November 2015

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