LGBTI News

Student Protests at Bogazici University

Students of Istanbul’s Bogazici University defied President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s appointment of Melih Bulu as their school’s rector for a third day in a row, accompanied by more police officers than the previous demonstrations. Students marched to the ferry docks after a protest on campus, crossed the Bosphorus and joined a crowd of hundreds more in Kadıköy. Melih Bulu was …

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Family

Recommended Reading For Kids

Below are books recommended for children of LGBTI+ parents that cover a range of issues. Heather Has Two Mommies / Newman, Lesléa; Souza, Diana, ill. — Boston, Mass. Alyson Wonderland, c1989. Ironically, though this children’s book could not be gentler in tone or kinder in spirit, it became the focus of fierce censorship battles at local libraries across North America …

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Call to Rectorate of Hacettepe University

Call for morality to Rectorate of Hacettepe University for their unlawful behavior! The call for action which addresses Hacettepe University Rectorate’s oppression and censorship towards queer research and LGBTI+ students is published. The call for action which we also signed is as follows… We are in solidarity with our fellow students against systematic oppression and censorship policy of Hacettepe University …

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Nicholas Yatromanolakis

Greece’s First Openly Gay Minister

Nicholas Yatromanolakis has made history by becoming Greece’s first openly gay minister in a cabinet reshuffle in the center-right government. Nicholas Yatromanolakis, 44, has been promoted from the position of general secretary at the ministry to become the new minister of culture. Alexis Patelis, the Greek Prime Minister’s chief economic advisor said in a tweet that, it was a “historic …

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Messaging Apps

Which one is safe? WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal!

Which application should LGBTI individuals use as communication application, Telegram, Whatsapp or Signal, which one is safe? Tamer Şahin evaluated messaging applications for the daily Hurriyet. Cyber Security Specialist Tamer Şahin commented on the data privacy management of chat applications that have been the subject of discussion recently and the heavy user transition from WhatsApp to Telegram. The most important issue that …

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Family

Children Raised By Same-Sex Couples Healthier

A study released out of Melbourne University in Australia found that children raised by same sex couples are healthier and enjoy a better sense of well-being than their peers. This study, called the biggest of its type so far, sought to “describe the physical, mental and social well-being” of children raised by gay and lesbian parents. It also sought to understand …

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Questions That Insult Queer Women

There are some questions you’re better off knowing will likely be annoying to queer women. Who’s the man in your relationship? Who is the man in your relationship?  Lesbian relationships involve two women and this question assumes that one of the women is acting as a man.  Even if the relationship involves a more feminine woman and a butch woman, this doesn’t mean …

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Acceptance of Homosexuality is Increasing

According to a study conducted in the USA, the tendency of homosexuality to be accepted in societies has increased worldwide. Turkey showed differences in acceptance rates by 25 percent Trends countries. According to the survey results announced by the US-based Pew research company, more and more people around the world are of the opinion that homosexuality should be accepted more. …

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Lesbian & Gay Quotes

Lesbian & Gay Quotes

Here are those quotes… My mother took me to a psychiatrist when I was fifteen because she thought I was a latent homosexual. There was nothing latent about it. ~Amanda Bearse Let me live my life as I want, for at its end it is I who must die. ~Tigress Luv It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove …

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Pride

LGBT+ Historical Influence on Culture

Lately it seems that whenever the LGBT+ community comes up the next thing that someone says has something to do with homophobia. Negativity abounds everywhere. Evangelicals that oppose homosexuality. The LGBT+ community has really contributed a lot more to the history of our culture than nasty political battles. Although some people try to turn the tables on the LGBT+ community …

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