QueerView April 18: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

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QUEERVIEW APRIL 18
Ellen Degeneres attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) | Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled "QueerView."

Robin Roberts Explains Why She Didn't Talk About Her Girlfriend
Robin Roberts recently opened up about some of the reactions she got when she came out as gay.

First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Invited To Lead White House Prayer
The White House hosted faith leaders for the fifth annual Easter prayer breakfast on Monday, where President Obama remembered those killed in an attack on two Jewish centers in Kansas and urged Americans to stand together against "religious-based violence."

Out Magazine Releases 8th Annual Power 50 List
Out Magazine has released its annual "Power 50" which documents the 50 most powerful members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in America.

Turkey's Separate Gay Prisons Plan Angers Local LGBT Groups
Gay rights groups in Turkey expressed alarm Tuesday at a government-led project to build prisons only for criminals who declare themselves gay, saying it would lead to more discrimination in a largely homophobic country.

Monica Jones, Transgender Woman, Convicted Of 'Manifesting Prostitution'
Apparently you can be arrested and convicted for walking while trans in some parts of the country.

Michael Alig To Be Released From Prison
'90s New York nightlife icon and Club Kids co-founder Michael Alig is slated to be released from prison on May 5 after serving 17 years for the murder of friend and fellow club kid Andre "Angel" Melendez in 1996.