13/04/2012 | Writer: Kaos GL

Başkent University Political Science and International Relations students and Simten Coşar, Ezgi Koçak and Seçin Tuncel from Kaos GL Association came together in the Social Movements course given by Funda Gençoğlu Odabaşı.

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Başkent University Political Science and International Relations students and Simten Coşar, Ezgi Koçak and Seçin Tuncel from Kaos GL Association came together in the Social Movements course given by Funda Gençoğlu Odabaşı.
 
Gender, starting points of activism within LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) movement in general Kaos GL in particular, sex workers, heterosexism, process and shape of the articulation of social movements to the LGBT activism were among the subjects discussed in the course which was given in the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. In addition to that, at the question and answer part of the course, LGBT individuals’ rights and work lives as well as problems faced in the areas of education and health were discussed.
 
In the course, there was a question of whether, in spite of the fact that there are separate identities as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual, to see LGBT movement as unity is a desirable position or not. To reply that question, it is underlined that in the current neoliberal structure, the opposing positions are made fragmented and this is a problematical situation. It is also emphasised that to unify the movement, while taking into account identity differences,  is very important in the resistance to the neoliberal structure.
 
Members of Kaos GL gather with many students from various universities within the scope of ‘‘Courses Against Discrimination’’ In order to prevent discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity as well as destroy prejudices, they organise ‘’freguently asked questions’’ workshops. After the courses, Kaos GL Magazines and Kaos GL publications are given to the participants for free.  
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