In the program of 7th International Meeting against Homophobia; "Forum against Borders", "Media-Communication Forum", "Comrade Forum", "Urban Forum", "Forum of Lesbian and Bisexual Women", "Anarcho-Queer Forum", "Anti-Militarist Forum", "Forum against the borders for Refugees", "Students Meeting", "Poet Arkadaþ Z. Özger Meeting" and "Manhood Forum" take place.
Fighting against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, Kaos GL organizes International Meeting against Homophobia on every May 17th for the last 7 years.
Participants of 7th Meeting
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (LGBT) individuals, organizations and different societies as well as local and foreign academicians, representatives of women organizations, lawmen, journalists, artists, writers, representatives of non-governmental organizations and politicians will participate in the Meeting against Homophobia and Trans-phobia as every year.
International participation from 5 countries
In addition to participation of Iranian LGBT refugees; academicians, politicians and LGBT activists from Russia, Hungary, Germany and Norway will also participate in the Meeting against Homophobia.
Academicians from 14 Universities
Academicians from 14 universities as Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara University, Cankaya University, Hacettepe University, Artvin Coruh University, Yildiz Technical University, Baskent University, Ege University, Galatasaray University, Middle East Technical University, Abant Izzet Baysal University and Gazi University will participate in 7th Meeting against Homophobia.
10 Organizations Supported, Kaos GL Coordinated
Ankara central activities of Meeting against Homophobia organized by Kaos GL will be executed with the contributions of Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences Center of Human Rights, METU Political Sciences, METU Sociology Society, Faculty of Political Sciences Students Solidarity Association, Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association, Kaos GL Education Committee, Freedom to Earth Association, Amnesty International Turkey Branch and Ecology Collectivity.
Activity Places of the Meeting
Central activities of 7th Meeting will be executed in METU Central Campus, Ankara University Cebeci Campus as well as eight different locations in Ankara.
Activities of the Meeting will be executed with the spatial supports of METU Central Campus, Tayfa Café, Kaos Cultural Center, Aylak Yasam Culture House, Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences Center of Human Rights, Chamber of Electrical Engineering, Roxanne Café, Ecology Collectivity, The Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber of Architects Ankara Branch and TAKSAV.
The concerts of 7th Meeting Against Homophobia will be hosted by Nefes Bar and parties will be hosted by Sixties Club.
From May 1st to May 17th – International Meeting against Homophobia
May 1st, Tuesday
We will be marching under the rainbow flags.
May 3rd, Thursday
METU LGBTT Solidarity & Political Sciences Society
Time: 5:30 p.m.; Place: Middle East Technical University (METU) – MM 125 Lecture Hall (MM Building 1st Floor)
Assistant Professor Doctor H. Bahadir Turk, Cankaya University
"Hegemonic Manhood in Yilmaz Guney Movies," Doctor Ilknur Hacisoftaoglu
"Manhood in Sports and A View to Homophobia over Turkish Wrestling," Remzi Altunpolat, Kaos GL
"Manhood Setup and Homosexuality in Right Wing Politics"
Prior to the Forum
Time: 3:30 p.m.; Place: METU Political Sciences Society Room
Mehmet Bozok, Artvin Çoruh University Department of Sociology, Research Assistant
"Being Man, Discussing Opportunities of Change," Poet Arkadaþ Z. Ozger Meeting, Faculty of Political Sciences Students Solidarity Association
May 4th, Friday
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.;Place: Tayfa Café, Selanik Street 82/32, Kocatepe Onur Caymaz, Poet
"Reading is Useless!"
May 7th, Monday
Place: Ankara University Cebeci Campus, Faculty of Communication, Middle Garden; Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Firat Demir, Poet, "Hypocrisy as a Social Organization"
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kivanc Tanriyar, Translator
"Clearing the Story Out of The Closet"
May 5th, Saturday
Students Meeting against Homophobia and Trans-phobia, Kaos GL Education Committee
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Place: Kaos GL Cultural Center, GMK Boulevard, No: 29/12, Demirtepe – Kizilay
First Session: "Why Education, Education to Whom?"
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Remzi Altunpolat, Kaos GL Education Committee
"What is the aim of education as a socialization period?"
Second Session: "Companionship of Non-educables"
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Zeynep Cicek, Ankara University Faculty of Social Sciences Woman
and Social Gender Studies
"Ones left out by education, intersection points of ones who were left out"
Third Session: "Invasion of Blackboard"
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Moderator: Semih Sapmaz, METU LGBTT Solidarity
"Cooperation to capture the chalk, to invade the blackboard"
May 8th, Tuesday
Video Presentation about Manhood Dominance, Freedom to Earth Association & Ecology Collectivity & Kaos GL
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Place: Ecology Collectivity, Inkilap Street, 26/4 Kizilay – Ankara
Güray Tezcan, Freedom to Earth Association
"Regarding Sustaining Manhood over Monogamous Marriages and over Eating Meat"
May 10th, Thursday
Only invited institutions and individuals will participate in LGBT Refugees Workshop against Homophobia to be executed by Kaos GL and Amnesty
International Turkey Branch together.
May 11th, Friday
Forum against Borders for Refugees
Place: Cebeci Campus, Ankara University Faculty of Social Sciences Center of Human Rights, SBF 229-A
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Associate Professor Kerem Altiparmak, kara University Faculty of Social Sciences Center of Human Rights
Professor Doctor H. Nese Ozgen, Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts
"Border: When we start talking about borders, we in fact might talk about almost all about political area: Homeland, state, political relations with
other party, country, homesickness, power, ethnicity, nation, etc."
Time: 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Associate Professor Sema Buz, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Social Services
"Influences of Border Politics on Daily Lives of Immigrants and Refugees"
Ufuk Ahiska, Immigrants Solidarity Network
"A free world without border or proscription, national borders surrounding immigrants, alternative places – Solidarity Kitchen Experiences of Immigrants"
Piril Ercoban, Association of Immigrants Solidarity
"To what extent will Foreigners and International Protection Law solve the problems of immigrants?"
May 12th, Saturday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Place: Chamber of Electrical Engineering, Izmir District, Ihlamur Street No: 10/2, Kizilay
Assistant Professor Ismet Akca, Yildiz Technical University Political Sciences and International Relations
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Place: Chamber of Electrical Engineering, Izmir District, Ihlamur Street No: 10/2, Kizilay
"Queer Virus against Capitalism"
Göksun Yazici, "Can’t be the texture of heterosexuality backcombed? Queer started to pester heterosexuality"
Kürsad Kiziltug, "Is Queer Radicalism or is it becoming of radicalism to queer?"
Atalay Göcer, "Genital-deconstruction of Capitalism; Making economical identity homo"
May 13th, Sunday
Lesbians and Bisexual Women Forum
"What did gay and bisexual women live, what do they live, what do they want?
Gains and Fields of Struggle"
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Place: Roxanne Café, Konur Street, No: 10/20 Floor: 5 Igeme Building Kizilay
May 15th, Tuesday
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Place: Aylak Yasam Culture House, Konur 2 Street, No: 63/13 Bakanliklar
Forum in which struggling tactics and policies against trans-phobia shall be reviewed will be hosted by Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association and LGBT
organizations will participate in the forum.
May 16th, Wednesday
"We want the whole city, not gay ghettos"
Heterosexist policies and applications regarding construction of urban places
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Place: The Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber of Architects
Ankara Branch, Konur Street No: 4 (Fifth floor), Kizilay
Assistant Professor Doctor Levent Senturk, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Department of Architecture
Doctor Ayca Kurtoglu
Mücella Yapici, The Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber ofArchitects
May 17th, Thursday – International Day against Homophobia and Trans-phobia
Amnesty International will submit the signatures collected in international campaign executed for rights of Turkish LGBT individuals to Turkish Grand
National Assembly on May 17th, Thursday.
May 17th, Thursday
"Which limits does the flirt of conservatism with neo-liberalism bring to our lives?"
Moderator: Professor Doctor Alev Özkazanc, Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Place: TAKSAV, Atatürk Boulevard No: 127 Floor: 10, Bakanliklar
May 18th, Friday
Media – Communication Forum, Hotel Best, Atatürk Boulevard No: 195, Kavaklidere
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Which instruments may LGBT individuals use against discrimination, hatred, humiliation and stigmatize?
Moderator: Irfan Aktan, Journal, Express Magazine
Professor Doctor Melek Göregenli, Head of Kaos GL Advisory Committee
Attorney Oya Aydin, Kaos GL Association Attorney
Professor Doctor Mutlu Binark, Baskent University Faculty of Communication
Tugrul Comu, Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences Woman Studies
"Hate Speech in Social Media"
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Are minorities, propertylesses and non-heterosexuals scapegoats of media?
Moderator: Professor Doctor Hülya Ugur Tanriöver, Galatasaray University, (Directress of Media Studies Research and Application Center) & MEDIAZ Member
"Past and present of sexist speech in media."
Emek Cayli, Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication Academic Member
"Tolerated things in media protected and defended by populism"
Selda Tuncer, METU Sociology Assistant Researcher
"Taboo subjects of television series on marginality and ordinariness axis"
Gülsüm Depeli, Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication Academic Member
"Constitution Discussions and LGBT Movements: Being News in Media"
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
How can we create rainbow paths between possibilities and restrictions of new media?
Moderator: Gülseren Adakli, Ankara University Faculty of Communication
"Autonomy issue in social media discussions"
Doctor Oguzhan Tas, Ankara University Faculty of Communication
"What is ‘social’ in social media?"
Idil Engindeniz Sahan, Galatasaray University Faculty of Communication, Research Assistant
"Changes lived by and made by a journal since 1994"
Burcu Simsek, Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication Academic Member
"Digital stories as a new media possibility against discrimination"
May 19th, Saturday
Forum against Borders
"What do the doors closed by nationalism cover?"
Hotel Best, Atatürk Boulevard No: 195, Kavaklidere; Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
First Session: Journey of the racism that wilted roses in Europe
Moderator: Hakan Ataman, Human Rights Defender, Member of Helsinki Citizens Assembly
Sebahat Tuncel, Turkish Grand National Assembly Member, BDP Istanbul Parliamentarian & HDK voice
Milan Rozsa, Hungarian LGBT Alliance, Hungary
Polina Korchagina, VIKHOD (Coming Out), Russia
Zita Gurmai, (Video Presentation) AP Parliamentarian & PES Women Chairman, Hungary
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Second Session: Homophobia and Racism
Moderator: Remzi Altunpolat, Kaos GL Association
Prof. Dr. Castro Varela – Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Nikita Dhawan – Professor of Political Science for Postcolonial/Gender, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Third Session: "Everyone is my citizen provided that all is heterosexual!"
Moderator: Gülbanu Altunok, Bilkent University Political Sciences and Public Administration
Aylin Nazliaka, Turkish Grand National Assembly Member, CHP Ankara Parliamentarian
Prof. Dr. Simten Cosar, Baskent University Political Sciences and International Relations
Prof. Dr. Selcuk Candansayar, Psycchiatrist, Gazi University Medical Faculty
Faith Yasli, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations
May 20th, Sunday – March against Homophobia and Trans-phobia
"Parade Against Homophobia and Trans-phobia" will be done in Ankara on May 20th 2012, Sunday. We will march from Kurtulus to Kizilay (city centre)
under the rainbow flag with "We won’t Surrender to Heterosexism! Equality or Nothing!" motto!
Activity Places of 7th International Meeting against Homophobia
Middle East Technical University Central Campus
Tayfa Café: Selanik Street 82/32, Kocatepe
Ankara University Cebeci Campus, Faculty of Communication, Middle Garden, Kaos GL Cultural Center, GMK Boulevard, No: 29/12, Demirtepe – Kizilay, Aylak Yasam Culture House, Konur 2 Street, No: 63/13 Bakanliklar, Ankara University Cebeci Campus, Faculty of Social Sciences Center of Human Rights, SBF 229-A
Chamber of Electrical Engineering, Izmir District, Ihlamur Street No: 10/2, Kizilay
Roxanne Café, Konur Street, No: 10/20 Floor: 5 Igeme Building Kizilay
The Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber of Architects Ankara Branch, Konur Street No: 4 (Fifth floor), Kizilay
TAKSAV, Atatürk Boulevard No: 127 Floor: 10, Bakanliklar
Hotel Best, Atatürk Boulevard No: 195, Kavaklidere
Sixties Club, Tunali Hilmi Street 96/69, Kavaklidere
Nefes Bar, Kizilay, Infront of Yenisehir Post office, Near the over bridge
Coordination of International Meeting Against Homophobia:
Ali Erol – email@example.com
Nevin Öztop – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaos GL Association:
GMK Bulvarý, 29/12, Floor: 6, Demirtepe/Kýzýlay – Ankara
Tel: 0312 230 0358 Fax: 0312 230 6277