LGBTI NEWS TURKEY is a group of volunteer-translators dedicated to providing English translations and sources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) issues in Turkey for journalists, activists, scholars and the general public. Since August 2013, our mission has been to actively participate in the global LGBTI discussion by drawing attention to the issues of LGBTI people living in Turkey.

Read more about our project from some of our volunteers and our call to volunteer here.

We are also on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Diaspora*, and GNU Social.


We always need volunteer translators and editors. For all inquiries and to volunteer, please contact: info@lgbtinewsturkey.com

The Team

Our translation and editing process relies on team work. This list of LGBTI NEWS TURKEY volunteers is partial as some volunteers have chosen to remain anonymous.

Current Volunteers:
Elizabeth Coleman
Mehmet Atif Ergun
Nilgün Uygun
Ryan Powell
Zeynep Bilginsoy
Zeynep Serinkaya

Former Volunteers:
Asım Ada
Artis Klavins
Canay Özden-Schilling
Cem Emre Gutay
Ceylan Engin
Elif Kircali
Elif Avcı
E. Tuğçe Kurt
Funda Karabacak
Hüma Talay
İbrahim Kaymak
İrem Gökduman
Kelsey Lundgren
Merve Mert
Orhun Gündüz
Ömer Akpınar
Öner Ceylan
Seda Özdil
Turgay Bayındır
Yağmur Nuhrat
Zeynep Gunbay
Zeynep Şahin



    1. Hi Eli, we do not have an address because we are an online project and don’t have an office. You can try contacting Kaos GL in Ankara or Lambdaistanbul in Istanbul. You can also talk to IRQO in Canada for guidance.

  1. Hi there.
    I am working for an international company and we have two branches in Turkey. Being responsible for several people (I am not Turkish but in Turkey 8-10 times a year). One of my colleagues is going to be promoted, unfortunately another colleague of her found out, that she’s HIV positive (I already knew it because she told me when we have talked about the promotion and she also told me that she is under the detection limit) and gave these info to the country management in Turkey. They struggle with the promotion and think about absurd things (like forcing all employees to do a blood test by a doctor who comes to the company). They have already spoken to the company doc and he recommended that this person should leave the company (WTF!). In Germany we don’t fire people just because they are HIV positive and we don’t refuse to promote them. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any information what the rights of an HIV positive person regarding work. I know that the stigmatization of HIV positive people is enormously high. It would be great if you could provide any information or an link, where I can find information. I am sorry, I don’t speak Turkish, so information in English would be very helpful. Thank you so much.

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