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"The Regional Network Against Homophobia" releases its First Memorandum

“The Regional Network Against Homophobia”, established in May 2011 with the participation of LGBTIQ organizations and initiatives in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Caucasus, is declaring its first Annual Memorandum on how the year of 2012 looked concerning the LGBTIQ people’s human rights in 18 countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Palestine, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey.

May 13, 2013 Details

VIII. International Meeting Against Homofobia Program

The program of VIII. International Meeting Against Homofobia.

April 17, 2013 Details

Anti-Homophobia Meeting to Talk About “Peace”

Kaos GL will focus on the issue of “peace” during this year’s International Anti-Homophobia Meeting. Held in the week of May 17th every year, the 8th meeting will celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

April 17, 2013 Details

LGBT refugees march against homophobia and transphobia in Ankara

LGBT refugees and asylum seekers currently residing in Turkey, joined the March against Homophobia and Transphobia organized by Kaos GL on March 20th in Ankara.

Coming from the satellite cities of Kayseri and Isparta, as well as Ankara itself, approximately 34 Iranian refugees joined the march to express their condemnation towards existing homophobic and transphobic attitudes in Turkey, Iran, and abroad.

May 22, 2012 Details

“We will not surrender to heterosexism! Equality now!”

As the finalizing event of the 7th International meeting against Homophobia organized by Kaos-GL, individuals and civil society organizations from Turkey and abroad met in Ankara on May 20th to march against Homophobia and Transphobia. 

The parade started at Kurtuluþ circle and headed towards Sakarya square, one of the most bustling areas of the capital city, where the final press statement was made. It counted with the participation of over 500 LGBT and non-LGBT individuals, coming from every corner of Turkey as well as abroad (Germany, Hungary, India, Norway, Peru, Russia, Spain, and the U.S.A.).

May 21, 2012 Details

LGBT’s Marched in Ankara for Constitutional Equality

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Shouting slogans like "No recognition, No peace!", "Hatred is killing, parliament isn’t seeing!", people against homophobia and transphobia requested "constitutional equality".

March against Homophobia and Transphobia is done yesterday (May, 20th) in Ankara with the request for constitutional equality.

May 21, 2012 Details

It’s May 17th! International Day Against Homophobia!

Kaos GL, advocating for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans individuals, salutes May 17, the Day Against Homophobia!

May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia, is the day to act and stand out against all kinds of physical, moral or symbolic violence based on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.

May 16, 2012 Details

We Are Marching against Homophobia and Transphobia!

People against Homophobia and Transphobia will march in Ankara on May 20th, Sunday 

At the end of International Meeting against Homophobia, on May 20th, Sunday, LGBT people will be marching on Ankara streets.

The 5th “Parade against Homophobia and Transphobia” organized by Kaos GL will be made on May 20th, Sunday in Ankara. Parade will start from Kurtulus, Kibris Cad. Crossroad and will end after the Press Statement to be made in Sakarya Square.

All LGBT individuals will participate in the parade which will continue from Kurtulus to Kizilay under the rainbow flag with “We won’t surrender to Heterosexism! Equality or Nothing!” motto.

May 11, 2012 Details

Lesbian and Bisexual Women Come Together

The publicity meeting of ’’Lesbian and Bisexual Women Working Group’’ was held on April 28, in Ankara with the participation of 18 women.

Lesbian/Bisexual women have come together in the Kaos Cultural Center for a weekend in every month since April. The first workshop was being held on May 26.

May 4, 2012 Details

LGBT Refugees Came Together In Eskiþehir Against Homophobia And Transphobia

On 23th April 2012, a meeting was held in STGM's (Civil Society Development Center)  Eskþehir office with LGBT refugees living in Eskiþehir. This meeting was within the scope of local meetings with refugees carried out by Kaos GL, IRQO and Heartland Alliance as part of Meeting Against Homophobia.

May 4, 2012 Details

Student Meeting Against Heterosexism In Education System

Students will again come together against homophobia and trans-phobia on 5th May. This year’s subject of “Student Meeting against Homophobia and Transphobia”, which had been arranged firstly in 2010, is “Companionship against Socialization.”

May 3, 2012 Details

7th Meeting against Homophobia is Beginning

Kaos GL has announced the schedule of the 7th International Meeting against Homophobia.

In the program of 7th International Meeting against Homophobia; “Forum against Borders”, “Media-Communication Forum”, “Comrade Forum”, “Urban Forum”, “Forum of Lesbian and Bisexual Women”, “Anarcho-Queer Forum”, “Anti-Militarist Forum”, “Forum against the borders for Refugees”, “Students Meeting”, “Poet Arkadaþ Z. Özger Meeting” and “Manhood Forum” take place.

Apr 30, 2012 Details

Pinkwashing Discussions in Balkans, Arab world and Caucasia

At the 3rd Regional Network Against Homophobia held in Croatia during 10th Zagreb Festival, panelists from Montenegro and Israel took the floor to discuss on “Pinkwashing Discussions in Balkans, Arab world and Caucasia”. The panel was held with the moderation of Gordan Bosanac from the host organization on April 27, 2012.

Apr 30, 2012 Details

Masculinity Forum in METU

METU LGBTT Solidarity Club, Political Sciences Club and Sociology Club welcome the 7th International Meeting Against Homophobia in Middle East Technical University via ‘Masculinity Forum’. 

Apr 28, 2012 Details

What is unique in our actions in the region?

During the 3rd Regional Network Against Homophobia held in Croatia, panelists from Serbia and Lebanon took the floor to discuss on “What is unique in our actions through culture, friendships, rights” on April 27, 2012.

Apr 28, 2012 Details

Halperin: The non-identitarian identity became “queer”

Regional Network Against Homophobia meeting that was initiated by Kaos GL in May 2011 and February 2012 is now being organized in the Balkans. The host of the meeting is the organization Queer Zagreb and the dates are April 25-29, 2012. The participating countries of the 3rd meeting are Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Montenegro, Palestine, Serbia, the Nedherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

Apr 28, 2012 Details

LGBT Organizations from 20 Countries are at the 3rd Regional Network Meeting

The participating countries of the 3rd meeting are Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Montenegro, Palestine, Serbia, the Nedherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and theUnited States.

Regional Network Against Homophobia meeting that was initiated by Kaos GL in May 2011 and February 2012 is now being organized in the Balkans. The host of the meeting is the organization Queer Zagreb and the dates are April 25-29, 2012.

Apr 27, 2012 Details

We March for Love and Freedom from May 1st to May 17th!

We wave our rainbow flags again, against homophobia, trans-phobia, hatred and against exploitation. We are on the streets again on May 1st, at the feast of freedom!

Apr 27, 2012 Details

Media-Communication Forum in International Meeting Against Homophobia

“The scene about sex-oriented and discriminatory speeches within the frame of changing-transforming media” will be discussed in “Media-Communication Forum” held on May 18th in Ankara.

The “Media-Communication Forum” will be held for one day during the 7th International Meeting Against Homophobia with the slogan “From May 1st to May 17th”.

Apr 18, 2012 Details

International Meeting Against Homophobia From May 1st to May 17th

International Day against Homophobia from May 1st to May 17th is nearing. The 7th Meeting which will end with “Anti-homophobia and Anti-transphobia Demonstration” is going to make its central activities in Ankara in May.

Kaos GL which fights against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity organizes International Meeting Against Homophobia at May 17th for 7 years now.

Meeting against Homophobia and Transphobia for 7 Years!

Apr 11, 2012 Details

The Program of International Feminist Forum Declared

The program International Feminist Forum coordinated by Kaos GL Association has been finalized.

A two-day meeting "International Feminist Forum" will be held on 10-11th of March, at weekend, in Ankara.

Feminist and LGBT organisations are invited to the Forum and the participants from Lebanon, France, Sweden and Iran will make a speech one after another in the Forum.

Mar 5, 2012 Details

2nd Regional Network Against Homophobia Meeting was Held in Ankara

Kaos GL organized the second Regional Network Against Homophobia meeting on February 16-19 in Ankara with the participation of organizations from the Middle East, Caucasia and the Balkans.

Mar 1, 2012 Details

The Second "Regional Network Against Homophobia" is Starting in Ankara

LGBT activists from 12 countries of Caucasia, the Middle East and the Balkans are coming to Turkey for the second time for "The Meeting Against Homophobia".

Feb 16, 2012 Details

Three Evils Behind Homophobia Join Forces in Our Regions, So Should We To Fight Them!

The sexist, nationalist, racist and illiberal cultural and political practices, which shape the homophobic and transphobic atmosphere in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Balkans, have common historical ties.

Kaos GL which struggles against discriminations due to sexual orientation and gender have been organizing the International Meeting Against Homophobia, which takes place at the week of May 17 every year, for 6 years. Kaos GL, which is an organization struggling against discrimination enhancing the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) individuals, intends to create a platform with the aim of discussing the discrimination against LGBT individuals and making it visible.

Feb 13, 2012 Details

The Book “Regional Network Against Homophobia” is 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.

Feb 06, 2012 Details

Call from Kaos GL to the Feminist Movement

Kaos GL is inviting all to share common experiences of various conservatism aspects in Turkey, the Mediterranean and the Middle East and to create a discourse from a joint platform.

Feminist Forums, organized by Kaos GL as a part of International Meetings Against Homophobia (in dedication to IDAHO events around the world) since 2006, is turning into an international forum in 2012.

Feb 02, 2012 Details

International Feminist Forum by Kaos GL

Feminist Forums, organized by Kaos GL as a part of International Meetings Against Homophobia (in dedication to IDAHO events around the world) since 2006, is turning into an international forum in 2012.

Kaos GL is continuing the preparations for International Feminist Forum.

Jan 30, 2012 Details

AHM Call for Symposia and Forums

Kaos GL has formed a Consultative Board (CB) for the International Anti-Homophobia Meeting (AHM) and has issued a call for symposia and forums.

The 7th Meeting will take place in March and May again and will be completed with 'The March Against Homophobia and Transphobia' on 20 May 2012, Sunday.

Nov 24, 2011 Details

The Third Anti-Homophobia Book is Published

The third Anti-Homophobia Book is published with the title 'Rainbow Against Heterosexism'.

Anti-Homophobia Book is edited as a publication of International Anti-Homophobia Meeting organized by Kaos GL Association.

The articles in the third Anti-Homophobia Book are compiled from the selected notices and debates from the Meeting and essays sent for the Book.

Nov 04, 2011 Details

People against Homophobia Turn Their Face to Each Other For the Sake of Regional Network

People against homophobia and transphobia, arriving from Caucasus, Middle East and Balkans, meet and turn their face to each other within the scope of International Meeting Against Homophobia.

Jun 05, 2011 Details

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