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BREAKING NEWS: After cancelling the planned annual Gay Pride March in Istanbul, Turkey, over so called “safety concerns,” police have now issued a threat of arrest for anyone gathering or organizing to make a statement about gay pride. This comes after Pride marchers were violently attacked by police in years past (Pictured) and dispersed with water cannons and force.  According to Al Jezerra, the parade took place peacefully for 13 years, until in 2013 and 2015, authorities cracked down.  In 2014, the Pride march was held without incident.

To the LGBTQ community of Turkey, please be careful and stay safe, please know the world is watching! Thank you for your courage, and don’t ever let them silence you! Remember that water cannons leave behind rainbows. Be proud, be strong, be brave, and never forget; It gets better!


Might be my favorite video of the day.

The realism and the honesty in this seriously made me tear up. I was never crazy about Athena but this makes me see them in a different light. Quite brave for them to not only make a music video about drag queens & trans people & lgbt life but to do it in a predominantly Muslim and aggressive country like Turkey and without fetishising or condemning the subject of the clip requires serious balls.


28 June 2015 - Turkish riot police attacked the Istanbul Pride celebrations with water cannon, rubber bullets and pepperball guns. In 2013 during the Gezi park protests a man was killed by the Istanbul police with a water cannon in the exact way as it is used in the first gif of this set. [video]


Can’t you just feel the tolerance?

These are the reactions to Turkey banning the Gay Pride Parade this year (mind you most of these comments are from non-Turks). For people who don’t realize why Pride Parades are a necessity, well, here you go! As long as such attitudes are widespread (and believe me they are, thanks to religion), Gay Pride Parades are not only a necessity but a must! We will stand with the LGBT community and support them through these tough times, especially when so many in the  world view their natural sexual orientation in such ways. And some people think they are clever with their, “oh we should have straight parades” comments. Well, when you have the overwhelming majority of the population in some parts of the world making such comments and putting out laws to persecute and kill heterosexual individuals for centuries after centuries, then we’ll have our Straight Pride as well, but since that will never happen, I suggest you stop making a fool out of yourself with you pathetic homophobia.


BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Police are arresting people trying to participate in Istanbul, Turkey’s annual gay pride march. Police say they have canceled the event for ‘security,’ but this is not the case. In 2013 and 2015, police cracked down violently on Gay Pride participants, striking them with projectiles and spraying them with water cannons. For 13 years, they hosted this pride event, but now they are trying to hide gay people away and deny their rights. Do not ignore this, we have to stand with our brothers and sisters in Turkey! 


Biri de çıksın mantıklı açıklama yapsın ! Bu video'yu açsın bana kare kare anlatsın, desin ki “polis savunmasız kaldığı için yapmak zorundaydı..” Desin ki “o elinde tuttuğu rengarenk bayrak aslında bir silahtı; ateş ediyordu..” Çıkıp bana savunmasız, barış için bulunan ve su ile yere çakılan(!) şu insanı haksız çıkartın lütfen !! Yoksa ben beddua etmeden duramıyorum.. Ben sinirlenmeden duramıyorum..
Siz görmeseniz de görmek istemeseniz de onlar varlar ve hep te olucaklar!! 🌈💗💙💜💚💛
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