Pride parades

International conference on LGBT rights starts on Friday

BELGRADE - International conference 'The future belongs to us: LGBT rights on the road to the European Union' opens on Friday at the Metropol Hotel in Belgrade.

In addition to long-standing issues such as discrimination, violence and hate speech, the two-day conference will also tackle the quality of social services and cooperation with social work centers.

‘Where are you, my love?’ Thousands attend Gay Parade in Istanbul

Thousands of activists attended the LGBTI Gay Parade held on Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue on June 29, capping this year’s Pride Week.

As in every year, the event was marked by colorful chants and slogans that defied both the political order and social discrimination that the LGBTI community regularly faces.

Annual Trans Pride march held in Istanbul

Hundreds of protesters and gay rights activists took to Istanbul’s iconic İstiklal Avenue for the 5th annual Trans Pride march on June 22, one week ahead of the annual LGBTI Pride march.

The march started in front of the French Embassy, as police did not permit demonstrators to gather at Taksim Square.

The group marched to Tünel Square and made a press statement.