“If we make it ten steps, it will be a successful parade.” These are not the words that most Pride March organisers would ever want to say – but on the night before the 9th Middle Eastern Technical University Pride March, it was one we as the Pride organisers had to remind ourselves.
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Joint public statement from Amnesty International, ILGA-Europe and All Out
Officially launched at the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 April, the report contains a thorough legal analysis of the anti-LGBTI ‘propaganda’ laws that exist or have been proposed in Europe
The ban on public events organised by LGBTI groups has been upheld by Ankara’s 4th and 13th Administrative Courts.
The fact that events organised by LGBTI organisations are being targeted in this way is very unnerving.
This year, in its 15th year of anniversary, the Pride March was banned by Istanbul Governor’s Office, a day before its occurrence.
The Pride march was planned for Sunday 25 June in the vicinity of Taksim Square.
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On 7-8 December, ILGA-Europe were pleased to host a study visit on Freedom of Assembly and Pride Marches, a staple of the LGBTI movement since the 1960s that in recent years has faced new challenges and limitations.
LGBTI activists in Turkey have denounced attempts to limit their right to peacefully assemble.