06/02/2012 | Writer: Kaos GL
Under the scope of 6th International Meeting against Homophobia, Kaos GL hosted ‘Regional Network against Homophobia’ and this initiative’s outcome, a book in English, is now published.
Under the scope of 6th International Meeting against Homophobia, Kaos GL hosted “Regional Network against Homophobia” and this initiative's outcome, a book in English, is now published. The book deeply investigates the goals of LGBT activists and people against homophobia from Middle East, the Balkans and Caucasia and at the same time deals with the political and social developments from the participants' own localities. With the participation of activists from Crotia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey details regarding the current local politics, how countries in the region approach to the LGBT reality, the manifestation of nationalism and conservatism on the axis of homophobia and transphobia and common problems are discussed in the book.
The book also presents the framework of LGBT movement in Turkey. From military to laws regarding LGBTs in Turkey, from homophobia and transphobia in the media to trans people being forced to construct a victim identity, from queer discussions in Turkey to the Ahmet Yıldız trial, many issues are addressed in the book.
The book content is as follows:
Regional Network Against Homophobia / I
LGBT Network in the Middle East, the Balkans and Caucasia
Kaos GL, With a Foreword, Of Course…
Kaos GL, Call For Regional Network Against Homophobia
Kaos GL, People Against Homophobia From 13 Countries Met in Ankara
Selçuk Candansayar, Solidarity of Human Brothers and Sisters
Nevin Öztop, LGBT Outcries From the Region
Mamikon Hovsepyan, LGBT Situation in Armenia
Gordan Bosanac, Empowering Zagreb and Other Parts of Croatia
Giorgi Gotsiridze & Tamta Melashvili, Georgian Legislation on LGBT Issues
Andrea Gilbert, “Being Unnecessarily ‘Provocative’ by ‘Defaming’ ‘Sacred’ Symbols”
Efklia Panagiotidou, The Past and The Present: Two Communicating Vessels
Arsham Parsi, Stripped of Basic Civil Human Rights in Iran
Yaron Gal, The LGBTQ Bill of Rights
Boban Stojanovic, Dealing with the Past, Transition and Democratization
The Agenda of the LGBT Movement in Turkey
Ali Erol, Unnatural Sexual Relation or Psycho-Sexual Deficiency: A Third Way Impossible?
Ali Erol & Barış Sulu, Kaos GL News and Magazine: Intersection Points Between All Discriminations
Barış Sulu, The Murder of Ahmet Yıldız
Begüm Başdaş, Locating “Queer” Politics within Social Movements in Turkey
Berk Efe Altınal, The Psychologization of the Islamic Discourse on Homosexuality
Elif Ceylan Özsoy, Turkish Dilemma: Hate Crime or Unjust Provocation
Eren Barış, To Provoke the Anarchistic
Hakan Ataman, Did Somebody Say Homophobia?
İdil Engindeniz Şahan, An Example of a Long-Term Lynch: LGBT People in Media
İmge Oranlı, Islam, “Homosexuality” and Secularism
Mutlu Binark, Interpreting the Censor on the Internet Through the Three Obsessions of Turkish Right Wing Policies
Senem Doğanoğlu, One-Two-Three-Four, We Don't Want Your Macho War!
Umut Güner, Trans Identities That Are Aggrieved
Yasemin Öz, LGBT People’s Situation in Turkish Law