17/10/2019 | Writer: Kaos GL
BİZ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Studies Association issued a statement regarding the homophobic attack against their members: We are all aware of that, the ones that have been attacked were not just our friends, it was all of us."
Two members of the BİZ Sexual Orientation and
Gender Identity Studies Association were subjected to homophobic verbal and
physical violence in Antalya on October 13th.
In the statement regarding the homophobic attack against its members: "Merih and Bilge, our members who got off the bus because of harassments, still were cut off and physically abused and threatened by the same people that harassed them."
The association stated that, after the arrival of law enforcement officers at the scene of the incident the attackers tried to legitimize their attack by saying, "They are wearing earrings, don't you see they are faggots, queers, they hit on us too", adding that their members will press charges against the assailants.
The association noted that the homophobic attack targeted not just two members but the entire LGBTI+ community: "We stand with Merih and Bilge, who informed our friends and lawyer in the association after the incident, and we are legal followers of the case. We are all aware of that, the ones that have been attacked were not just our friends, it was all of us. We are against discrimination, homophobia, and violence."
Translation: Yiğit E. Korkmaz
Tags: human rights