2nd April 2012
Potential new EU member states told to improve gay and trans laws 14
4:10 PM — Last week, the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All the resolutions recommended greater protection for gay, bi and transgender citizens in the potential new member states.
26th March 2012
Conscripts to Turkish army must ‘prove’ they’re gay for exemption from military service 44
1:03 PM — Young gay Turkish men are being forced to "prove" their sexual orientation to avoid compulsory military service.
23rd February 2012
Kurdish gay rights group hacked on Facebook 10
10:34 AM — An extremist Turkish Nationalist hacking group called “Ayyıldız Tim” hacked the Facebook page of Hebûn, the Kurdish LGBT Association based in Diyarbakir, this weekend.
10th February 2012
Video: Turkish parents’ appeal for anti-homophobia film 2
1:55 PM — A support group for the families of gay and trans people in Turkey is appealing for funds to finish a documentary on the experiences of parents.
9th February 2012
From Diyarbakir with love: Kurdish, gay and proud 10
5:45 PM — As Zenne Dancer tells the story of a Kurdish ‘honour’ killing, we speak to Hebûn, the LGBT group in Diyarbakir.
27th June 2011
Turkish gay Pride marchers demand more rights 8
1:02 PM — Thousands of Turkish gay rights activist joined a Pride march in Istanbul yesterday to call for more rights. Carrying signs in Turkish and English, marchers proceeded down one of the city's busiest streets.
21st June 2011
Turkey accused of ignoring violence against gays 26
5:18 PM — Turkey has been accused of ignoring cases of harassment, discrimination and violence against LGBT people. According to an Amnesty International report published today, the government has refused to back laws against discrimination.
3rd March 2011
Turkey’s first openly gay football referee continues legal battle 3
10:31 AM — Turkey's first openly gay referee has said he will push on with his legal battle against the Turkish Football Federation, who barred him from officiating over matches in 2008.
7th December 2010
Homotopia and The Pansy Project go to Istanbul
4:32 PM — A gay arts festival and a project to remember victims of anti-gay hate crime visited Istanbul last week. The Turkish city is the 2010 European Capital of Culture and Liverpool-based arts festival Homotopia and The Pansy Project planted hundreds of pansies at the British Consulate.
28th October 2010
Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2
5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.
12th February 2010
European Parliament says candidate countries must offer gays protection 17
6:33 PM — The European Parliament has said that Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey must prove they can offer "genuine protection" to gay people in order to join the European Union.