18/12/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL

Outcome Report of the Meeting of Student Organizations, December 2, 2020

The Impact of the Pandemic on LGBTI+ Students Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Anti-LGBTI+ policies continue to rise during the Covid-19 Pandemic. LGBTI+'s are affected by this process multidimensionally. Another group affected by the epidemic is the students and LGBTI+ student communities at the universities. LGBTI+ students, who have to return to their families or relatives, face many problems not only in terms of their families and relatives but also socially and economically. The student communities have difficulty in sustaining necessary contact with LGBTI+'s during the pandemic and are forced to suspend their activities.

The Kaos GL Association has met with LGBTI+ students and student communities within the scope of the online Pandemic Meetings program to discuss the problems caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic on LGBTI + students and student communities.

Hacettepe University Queer Studies Society, Istanbul Technical University Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Community (Cins Arı), Bahçeşehir University Renkli Çatı, Lavender LGBTIQ+ Ege University Gender Studies Club, Istanbul Kültür University İKUİR, METU LGBTI+ Solidarity, Sabancı University Gender Studies Club, Turkish Medical Students' International Committee (TürkMSIC), Bilgi University Rainbow Club, Koç University Queer Society, UniKuir Association, Young LGBTI+ Association and students from Marmara, Hacettepe, Dokuz Eylül universities shared the problems experienced by students and communities during the meeting.

Click here for the outcome report of the meeting.

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