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12.07.2015 Pressenza Budapest

20 years of Budapest Pride

20 years of Budapest Pride

The police were out in force yesterday in the centre of Budapest to ensure that the annual pride march took place without anyone being violently attacked.  The theme this year was acceptance and equal rights because Hungary is a few steps behind the world’s leading countries in LGBT rights, such … »

10.06.2015 Tony Robinson

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

It seems that the Syriza-effect has gone beyond Greece and extended to its Turkish neighbour. Election results from the country show that no party gained a majority, much to the annoyance of the leading party, the AKP, that was aiming to achieve a super-majority in order to make constitutional changes, … »

11.12.2014 KAOS GL

Union activists to meet in Ankara for Kaos GL symposium

Union activists to meet in Ankara for Kaos GL symposium

Union activists from Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Cyprus, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom will meet in Ankara for Kaos GL Association’s 3rd International Symposium against Discrimination. The 3rd International Symposium against Discriminations will be organized by Kaos GL Association in Ankara on December 13-14. The symposium will take place … »

20.08.2014 Johanna Heuveling

A Christian Network against Homophobic Campaigning by African Churches

A Christian Network against Homophobic Campaigning  by African Churches

Interview with Nigerian gay rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla by Steven Hummer and Johanna Heuveling, August 2014 In Nigeria, like in many African countries, homosexual acts are punished with long prison terms or even the death penalty. Christian churches play a crucial role in promoting anti-homosexuality sentiments and mob violence. While … »

06.02.2014 Democracy Now!

LGBT Activists Stage Global Protests

Protests have been held in 20 cities around the world to protest Russia’s crackdown on LGBT rights. The “All Out” protests were part of a series of actions organized around Russia’s hosting of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which begin on Friday. In London, protest organizer Marie Campbell called on the … »

18.01.2014 KAOS GL

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Osman (28) was a senior policeman who has recently been expelled from his position due to his sexual orientation. He served with the police for 6 years. Now he has filed a lawsuit to get his job back. He is looking forward to the trial day. “I am a devout … »

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