09/06/2011 | Writer: Kaos GL

In March and April, individuals against homophobia met in Mersin, Adana, Trabzon, Samsun, Eskisehir, Kars, Kayseri, Antalya, Nigde, Nevsehir, Isparta, Izmir, Mugla and Istanbul.

 

In March and April, individuals against homophobia met in Mersin, Adana, Trabzon, Samsun, Eskisehir, Kars, Kayseri, Antalya, Nigde, Nevsehir, Isparta, Izmir, Mugla and Istanbul. The 6th Meeting will be concluded on 22nd of May in Ankara with the “March against Homophobia and Transphobia”.
 
Talks on Sexual Rights and Discrimination at the Cukurova Meeting – Mersin University
 
In March and April, individuals against homophobia met in Mersin, Adana, Trabzon, Samsun, Eskisehir, Kars, Kayseri, Antalya, Nigde, Nevsehir, Isparta, Izmir, Mugla and Istanbul. The 6th Meeting will be concluded on 22nd of May in Ankara with the “March against Homophobia and Transphobia”.
March and April Agenda of the 6th Meeting against Homophobia Completed
With March and April Agenda completed, the May Agenda of the 6th International Meeting against Homophobia continues with the motto “From 1st of May to 17th of May”. In addition to central activities to be held in Ankara, the Meeting will be concluded with activities in numerous provinces including Istanbul, Edirne, Aydin, Van and Diyarbakir.
 
First Anti-Homophobia Meeting in Kars
 
Together with students’ organizations and academia embracing the Meeting, “Campus Meetings against Homophobia” extend their scope with the inclusion of more university campuses each year.
 
Izmir University of Economics now Included in Campus Meetings against Homophobia
 
The organization of the Meeting against Homophobia was commenced firstly as a hall event in 2006. In 2007, central activities were extended with the inclusion of “Campus Meetings against Homophobia” held in three major universities of the Capital.
This year, the March and April Agenda of the Sixth Meeting was realized with the local sections of the event completed in Mersin, Adana, Trabzon, Samsun, Eskisehir, Kars, Kayseri, Antalya, Nigde, Nevsehir, Isparta, Mugla and Istanbul. Meanwhile, Campus Meetings against Homophobia were held at Mersin, Akdeniz, Osmangazi, Ege, Izmir Economics, Istanbul Bilgi, Bahcesehir, Sabanci, Istanbul Technical, Mugla and Suleyman Demirel Universities.
 
“We will ensure the Visibility of Homophobia Issue in Trabzon”
Fight against Homophobia from 1st of May to 17th of May
As is the case each year, the central activities of the Meeting will be performed during May in Ankara. On the 1st of May, open spaces will witness the start of the Meeting against Homophobia and Transphobia, which will then be once more on the streets on Sunday, 22nd of May. During the first two weeks of May, the activities will be hosted by campuses, while they will take the form of hall events after the 15th of May.
As of the 15th of May, the 6th Meeting against Homophobia will continue with the Anti-Militarist Forum followed by workshops and will include the following forums:
Trans Forum and Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Forum on 19th of May
Regional Network against Homophobia with the participation of LGBT organizations from the Middle East-Balkans-Caucasus countries, and Academic Forum at Cebeci Campus on the 20th of May
Rainbow Forum gathering together LGBT organizations on the 21st of May
We march against Homophobia and Transphobia!
Once more under the Rainbow Flag against homophobia, transphobia and hate, the “March against Homophobia” will be taken up this year on the 22nd of May in Ankara by anti-homophobic individuals with the participation of LGBT individuals and organizations from all over Turkey.
Contact for Meetings:
Kaos GL - Nevin Öztop & Ali Erol, Tel: 0 312 230 03 58
E-mail: alierol@kaosgl.org &nevin@kaosgl.org
 
 
Translated from Turkish by Gökçe Katkıcı


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