LGBTI ORGANIZATIONS IN TURKEY

Please help us keep this list updated by submitting your organization’s name, website and brief description to info@lgbtinewsturkey.com

Bu sayfayı güncel tutabilmemiz için lütfen bize grubunuzun ismini, websitesini ve kısa bir açıklamasını yollayın. info@lgbtinewsturkey.com

Read an assessment of 2014 by LGBTI organizations here.

Aegean LeGeBiT

ANKA Ankara LGBT Group

Antakya LGBT

Antalya Pink Caretta LGBTQ: A group based in Antalya, established in 2013 by Akdeniz University activists.

Bahçeşehir University Gender Roles and Identities

Bear Dictionary: A Wikipedia-like collaborative LGBTT-led Turkish dictionary established online in 2011.

Bilgi University LGBT Rainbow Club: A student group based in Bilgi University.

Black Pink Triangle Izmir Association: Izmir based sexual orientation and gender studies research and solidarity association initiated in 2001 and officially registered as an NGO in 2009. It is Izmir’s first and Turkey’s fifth LGBT association. A closure case was filed against the association in 2009 for violating “general morality and the protection of the family.” The request for closure was rejected in 2010.

Boğaziçi University LGBT – LuBUnya

Communist LGBTs: The Communist LGBTs is the intervention and organisation channel of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) in the LGBT field, with its main emphases being that LGBT people can become equal and free citizens only in socialism and that a genderless society will be achieved by nothing but the abolition of the classes.

Çukurova Gay Initiative

Dersim Green Home Queer

Dersim LGBT Initiative

Dersim Moon Light LGBT [Dersim Roştiya Asme]

Hebun LGBT Association Diyarbakır

Hêvi LGBT Initiative: An Istanbul based group for mainly Kurdish LGBTI people, established in September 2013 after the Gezi Park Protests.

Istanbul Bears

Istanbul LGBTT Solidarity Association: LGBTT association and NGO founded in 2007 in Istanbul.

Istanbul University LGBT- IU Radar

Istanbul Technical University- Cins Arı

Izmir LGBT Initiative

Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL): LGBT rights organization founded in 1994 in Ankara and officially registered as an NGO in 2005.

Kars Platform Against Homophobia and Transpohobia

Keskesor LGBT Formation Diyarbakır

Kocaeli LGBT Initiative

Koç University Queer LGBT Community 

Lambdaistanbul LGBTT Solidarity Association: LGBTI community center and association founded in 1993 in Istanbul and officially registered as an NGO in 1996.  A closure case was filed against the association in 2008 for violating “general morality and the protection of the family.” The request for closure was rejected by the Supreme Court of Appeals.

LeGeBit Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Study Group

Lion Queer

LISTAG Families of LGBTs in Istanbul: A voluntary support and solidarity group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in Turkey since January 2008.

Malatya Youth Initiative Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Marmara University LGBT – MadiMar

Mersin 7 Colors LGBT

Middle Eastern Technical University LGBT 

Mimar Sinan School of Fine Arts- Flu Baykuş

MorEl Eskişehir LGBTT Formation

Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association: Turkey’s first trans rights association and registered NGO established in 2006 in Ankara.

Queer Adana

Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association

Red of the Rainbow: The group is the socialist alternative for those who are fighting against the discrimination of the capitalist system for the rights and benefits of the LGBT people and who are willing to revolutionise the society in an inclusive direction to build socialism.

Social Policies, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD): LGBTI association established in 2011 that works in the fields of economic and social rights, access to justice, academia, political representation, media, and international relations.

T-DER: An association that provides support services to transgender individuals during their transition process.

Trakya LGBTQI

Trans Block

Trans Consultation Center Association (T-Der)

Voltrans Group

Yıldız Technical University ODA

ZeugMadi Gaziantep LGBT

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