Human Rights / Family

An alternative family is possible!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

“An Alternative Family is Possible” event was held in spite of METU Rectorate’s ban on 27th of March at METU Campus. 

Photo: Nazlı Yıldırım

Middle East Technical University (METU) Gender Studies Club organized a panel with the participation of Rainbow Family Group who are parents having LGBTI+ children.

During the panel session, parents told about their experiences after coming-out processes of their LGBTI+ children.

Normally, the event was planned to be organized officially in the campus. However, METU Rectorate has banned the event due to the relation of LGBT- rainbow. In spite of the ban, METU LGBTI+Solidarity could successfully organize the event.

METU Gender Studies Club was planning to organize an event at METU; however, Middle East Technical University (METU) Rectorate has banned the event due to the “relation of rainbow-LGBT”. After the ban, METU LGBTI+ Solidarity Group has issued a call for solidarity.

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