13/07/2012 | Writer: Kaos GL

As LGBT organizations, we think that LGBT organizations and their contact persons should be considered as the source of information and that similar violations reflected in internatonal media which would be circulated without validation would harm our movement.

Correction and Announcement About the News from Gaziantep Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+
As LGBT organizations, we think that LGBT organizations and their contact persons should be considered as the source of information and that similar violations reflected in internatonal media which would be circulated without validation would harm our movement.
Because a local newspaper from Gaziantep, Turkey launched its online archive, a hate crime which took place 20 years ago has been shown as a new incident both in Turkish and international media. 
 
As Kaos GL Association, we contacted the local newspaper and asked whether the murder of a gay man by his elder brother due to the rumors that he’s “playing with men” is current. The newspaper informed us that it’s an archive news, not a current incident.
 
The news which was circulated via social media in Turkey from the link
has been removed from the site but request for information still continues.
 
It is a tendency to circulate unvalidated news particularly in social media in order to make violations against LGBT individuals visible. However, this hasty and imprecise attitude is shaking the confidence over the credibility of LGBT community and organizations, rather than developing our movement and solidarity. What’s more, this causes demoralization in LGBT community.  
 
As LGBT organizations, we think that LGBT organizations and their contact persons should be considered as the source of information and that similar violations reflected in internatonal media which would be circulated without validation would harm our movement.
 
In solidarity,
 
Kaos GL Association
Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association
Black Pink Triangle Association İzmir

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