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  • 21st June 2011

    Turkey accused of ignoring violence against gays 26

    Turkey has been accused of ignoring LGBT discrimination

    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

    The Turkish Football Federation barred its first openly gay referee from his position three years ago

    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

    A pansy planted at the British Consulate in 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

    Homotopia begins today

    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

    The European Parliament said the countries must offer LGBT protections

    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.

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