IDAHOT Report 2014: Turkey

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This year three different organizations hosted IDAHOT actions in Turkey. Actions included the launch of an online LGBTI Magazine, a bike ride against hate, film screenings and a set of panel discussions.

Queer Adana hosted a Bike Tour against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and Sexism in Adana on May 17, starting at noon. The Tour was followed by the TansX Istanbul Film Premiere Gala in Adana, which took place at the Seyhan Cultural Centre. Trans X Istanbul is a personal documentary film and part of the multi-platform project Trans X Turkey about the human rights situation of Trans* communities in the country.

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Bike Tour against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and Sexism in Adana, May 17

The Social Policies, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD) celebrated May 17 by launching a new e-Magazine, named “Çark”! Çark Mag aims to popularise community issues and events, covering LGBTI nightlife and community friendly places, culture and art-related news, reviews, and interviews, and will also collect relevant news from Istanbul and other cities in Turkey.
SPoD also hosted a panel and reception together with the Consulate General of the Netherlands on May 17 in dedication to the worldwide IDAHOT celebrations.
Kaos GL Association hosted IDAHOT actions for the 9th time this year with a chain of panels and social events in May. The theme of the 9th year was “resistance”, in reference to the nation-wide protests that started in May 2013 in Gezi Park.
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Istanbul Street Parade for IDAHOT 2014

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Communities demonstrate in Istanbul as part of a month of commemorations

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