LGBT Parents in Turkey

A New Approach to Family: Gay Parents

Source: Mine Kösem, “Aileye Yeni Bir Yaklaşım: Eşcinsel Anne Babalar,” (“A New Approach to Family: Gay Parents,) bianet, 16 November 2013,

During the “Is a Different Family Concept Possible?” conference hosted by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Foundation, we met Sema Merve İş who was one of the speakers on the “Alternative Family Models” panel.

İş researched LGBTI people’s parenting experiences in Turkey by interviewing 15 different people from 4 different cities for her master’s thesis, “Tracking the Invisible: A Queer Approach to Family and Parenthood.”