Peace Fighter Aung San Suu Kyi Will Contest November’s Myanmar Elections


Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader and head of the National League for Democracy party, has confirmed that she will contest November’s elections in Myanmar. The country’s constitution bars her from running for president because her children are British. Suu Kyi has been fighting for democracy in her nation for decades, and was famously placed under house arrest by the country’s military junta for 15 years. [The Guardian]


Turkish supporters of LGBT rights were attacked by police with water cannons and rubber pellets when they tried to march in Istanbul last month. But they’re not alone: Gays, lesbians, and trans* individuals are persecuted all over the world, including 75 countries in which homosexuality is a criminalized. [Washington Post]


Gunmaker Gaston Glock has been accused by his former attorney and chief operating officer, Paul Jannuzzo, of an elaborate scheme to have Jannuzzo jailed under false pretenses. Why? because Jannuzzo’s wife was hot and Glock wanted to strongarm her into being his mistress. The really crazy thing is that this is pretty much par for the course with Glock. [The Daily Beast]


A comedy club in Phyllis Diller’s hometown of Lima, Ohio is trying to raise money to fund a larger, permanent Phyllis Diller exhibit at the Allen County Museum, all of which sounds incredibly quaint. But it’s cool: They hosted their third annual Limaland’s Funniest Ladies contest in order to fundraise. [ABC News]

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