Berliners Protest Turkish Embassy

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Love Will Win! – Berlin solidarity with Istanbul Pride!

In response to reports of police force used on Istanul Pride goers, LGBT Berliners protested the Turkish Embassy in Berlin with a rally and chants of “No More Homophobia…”

After the violent dissolution of Istanbul pride, 250 activists demonstrated in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin and demanded human rights for the LGBTI community in Turkey. Federal politicians announced that they want to go back next year to support for Istanbul pride, B2AktionPlus will take up this idea and try to put their words into deeds, who wants to help, register yourself. Juergen Jaenen

In attendance was Hakan Tas – an openly gay member of the Berlin House of Representatives born in Turkey.

Berliners Protest Turkish Embassy


Berlin showed solidarity with the demonstrators in Istanbul, following the human rights-defying actions that were enforced by police at this year’s “Istanbul Pride.” The Turkish government has clearly shown its intolerance of  gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual and intersex people. We can not ignore this injustice.

As Pride goers around the word rejoiced the US Supreme Court decision to legalize marriage in all 5o states, the Istanbul incident demonstrates that the work for equal rights for all LGBT community members is far from over.

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