27/03/2019 | Writer:

METU LGBTI+ Solidarity has issued a call for solidarity against the ban of an event planned at METU with the reason of “the relation between rainbow and LGBT”.

Ban at METU due to “the relation of rainbow-LGBT” Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

METU LGBTI+ Solidarity has issued a call for solidarity against the ban of an event planned at METU with the reason of “the relation between rainbow and LGBT”.

Photo: METU Pride March, 11 May 2018, Yıldız Tar / Kaos GL

METU Gender Studies Club was planning to organize an event at METU; however, Middle East Technical University (METU) Rectorate has banned the event due to the “relation of rainbow-LGBT”. After the ban, METU LGBTI+ Solidarity Group has issued a call for solidarity.

METU Rectorate also banned METU Pride Events planned to be organized in the campus last year by showing Ankara Governorate’s ban on LGBTI+ events.

METU LGBTI+ Solidarity reminded in their statement that METU as a university making researches and studies on gender equality is also a party of Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia (EGERA). They also stated that cancelling of an event, where LGBTI+ families would talk about their experiences, with the reason of “the relation of LGBTI+ and rainbow” is a academic intervention on gender equality.

Emphasizing that METU administration has discriminative attitudes, METU LGBTI+ Solidarity said: “In these days when we need to feel good, we will come together and continue to spread love”


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