Bangladesh Police Raid Gay Men’s Gathering

Twenty-seven men were arrested on drug charges. But because they were not engaging in sex, they were not charged with homosexuality, which is a crime in Bangladesh.

NEW DELHI — The police in Bangladesh raided a monthly gathering of gay men at a community center on the outskirts of Dhaka early Friday and arrested 27 men on suspicion of drug-related offenses, officials said.The men, mostly college and graduate students in their 20s, were found with drugs, condoms and lubricant, but because they were not observed to be engaging in sex, the police did not charge them with homosexuality, which is a crime in Bangladesh. The police also arrested the owner of th...