12/01/2023 - 11:26

The fifth newsletter of Haklara Destek II program is titled “Struggling Together for LGBTI+ Rights”. Given the current socio-political environment in Turkey where LGBTI+ organizations are being openly targeted, the pro-government Big Family Platform, which endorses an anti-LGBTI+ position under the pretext of protecting family, organizes rallies, and LGBTI+s live under constant pressure, we decided to come together with organizations working in the field of LGBTI+ rights and visibility strategies in Ankara on 27th of October. 

In our third one-day network meeting titled “LGBTI+ Struggle and Visibility Strategies Against Organized Hatred”, we hosted, in addition to the Haklara Destek II organizations, four organizations from Ankara and two organizations from Lebanon that are active in the field of LGBTI+ rights. During the sessions we focused on the visibility strategies developed by organizations to struggle against hate speech in Turkey and Lebanon. We also discussed the possible solutions to address it and had the opportunity to talk about how we can expand and enhance cooperation and solidarity.

You can read the newsletter from here.