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HRC and Eleven Organisations Stand in Solidarity with Turkey’s LGBTQ Community

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), along with eleven partner organisations, expressed support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in Turkey in the wake of recent police violence and a government ban on LGBTQ pride parades in Istanbul
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MEPs condemn violence and bans Pride marches Istanbul

On Friday, the Governorship of Istanbul banned the Istanbul Trans Pride March for June 19th and Istanbul LGBTI Pride March, planned to take place on June 26th, quoting security concerns.
Istanbul Pride 2012

Three ISIL suspects arrested over plot to attack LGBT march in Istanbul

Three suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were arrested in Istanbul late on June 17 after a tip-off that they had planned to attack an LGBT Trans Pride march held on June 19 in the city’s central Taksim Square.
Istanbul Pride 2012

Turkish riot police break up LGBT rally in Istanbul

Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at "Trans Pride" event held despite ban to kick off annual LGBT week.
Israel

Why many activists aren’t feeling the pride at this year’s Tel Aviv gay pride...

Just ahead of Tel Aviv’s huge annual gay pride festival, a vibrant street party which runs from May 29-June 4 and attracts over 100,000 attendees, activist group Israeli Queers Against Occupation released “Pink,” an anti-pinkwashing music video set to the tune of Aerosmith’s song of the same name.
Uganda

Ugandans mark Gay Pride, but stigma tempers joy

Several dozen Ugandans marked Gay Pride on Saturday, cheering that such a parade could go ahead in a country that only last year tried to impose long jail terms for gay sex.
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Turkish Government Must Respect and Protect LGBTI People’s Right to Peaceful Assembly

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today condemned the Turkish government’s use of pepper spray, water cannons, and rubber bullets to stop the 13th Istanbul lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Pride Parade, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28.
EU

EU MEPs condemn ban and police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification.
EU

MEPs condemn attacks against Kyrgyz LGBTI activists

Last Sunday, LGBTI activist in Kyrgyzstan were attacked on a celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
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Kyrgyzstan: Disruption Of The LGBT Human Rights Activities In Bishkek

May 17, 2015 in Bishkek, representative of the movement "Kalys" and "Kyrk Choro" illegally broke into the event of the LGBT organisation "Labrys", dedicated to the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).

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