16/01/2006 | Writer: KAOS GL
Below is the press statement and its link about the difficult situation Lambda Istanbul is facing. Lambda Istanbul is one of the few LGBT organizations that is active in Turkey to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A few days ago they were asked to evacuate their cultural center in Istanbul.
LINK OF PETITION:
WEB SITE OF LAMBDA ISTANBUL:
We are getting kicked out!!
We, people of Lambdaistanbul Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Initiative are asked to evacuate our current cultural center where we have been continuing our activities everyday. And we have nowhere to go! Real estate agents and home owners are refusing to lease their places to us. We indeed have financial problems, but even when we can afford certain places, we are denied the right to rent these spaces due to sexual orientation discrimination. Unfortunately in a very short time, we will no longer have a cultural center to host you. Our cultural center which has served through its information line, library, archives, showing movies, as well as sharing time with you to share our stories and listening to each other, will no longer be there.
Please sign this petition to support our protest against this discrimination.
Tags: human rights