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Vatican is Biggest Gay Community

Frederic Marty, a French journalist and sociologist, is 80% a senior pastor working for the Catholic spiritual leader, Pope Francis. He suggested that the Vatican is the largest gay community in the world.
Martel presented his book at a press conference in Rome and said that the church was homophobic: “When I worked on this book, I realized that the most homophobic were originally gay. Homophobic Vatican; “LGBT people are against individuals, same-sex marriage, adoption of homosexuals, but there is a double life full of homosexuals.” On the other hand, cases of child abuse that shocked the Catholic Church were dealt with at an emergency summit held yesterday in the Vatican at the invitation of Pope Francis.


Brazil Court Puts Homophobia and Transphobia in Crime

The Brazilian Constitutional Court has turned homophobia and transphobia into a crime. A question was raised in February, but the process could not be completed due to procedures. So far, the process is complete.

The Brazilian Supreme Court has decided to punish crimes of sexual orientation and gender by six votes to five in accordance with the applicable law on racism. According to the law, people who had sexism with a sexual orientation in Brazil receive three years in prison and fines.

Supreme Court Vice President Louis Fuchs said homophobic violence was widespread due to the game he played. “Homophobic crimes are just as disturbing as physical violence,” he said.

Activists say the solution, which is the result of 20 years of effort, will provide real protection for the LGBT + “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender +” community, which is constantly being attacked.

At least 142 LGBT killings were committed in Brazil in 2019

“We cannot turn a blind eye to those who are raped and killed every day,” said David Miranda, one of Brazil’s most famous politicians. Mayu George, director of GBT’s Mothers for Diversity, said:

“If a person is threatened only by his existence, there can only be resistance, no existence.”

According to a recently published study, in 2019 alone, 141 Brazilian LGBT people died as a result of a murder. Gay Group of Bahia, Brazil’s largest LGBT organization, has announced that LGBT people are killed in Brazil every 25 hours.

President Bolsonaro is known for his homophilic speeches.

Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected president on January 1, 2019, is known for his homophonic rhetoric. Before becoming president, Bolsonaro clearly expressed his position on the equality of married and homosexual couples in the hate language that he used. Bolsonaro told reporters that his country would not allow him to become a “paradise for gay tourism.”

Brazil has had equality in marriage since 2013, but LGBT people are worried about Bolsonaro’s rhetoric.


Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister Started to Work

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed the leader of the Likud party, Amir Ohana, Minister of Justice. Ohana, who will continue to be his deputy for the time being, was the first minister to announce that Israel has been gay so far.

Ohana, 43, is a name true to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Ohana is also an activist who defends the rights of homosexuals. It also supports the legal recognition of gay marriages.

With the exception of marriages abroad, same-sex marriages are not recognized in Israel.

Orthodox Jewish groups in the country do not prefer homosexuals, but Israel also has strict laws for the protection of homosexuals.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who was unable to form the government after the last general election, sacked Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked three days ago.

Investigations are underway in Israel against Netanyahu, accused of bribery and corruption.

A charge against Netanyahu can be laid in a few months, dismissing all charges against him.

Ohana, for her part, advocates maintaining existing laws that grant Netanyahu immunity.



There Are Many Lesbians Among Celebrities

Hande Yener made surprising statements in a program in which he participated.

In a program he attended, Hande Yener said when the producers knocked on his door, he found strange offers and many people who are now unknown are also signed.

According to the news from; Hande Yener, who was invited to Stay with Us, said that she didn’t leave the door to make an album, but left the door, but found strange words. such as “You can go and extract beans at home.” Hande Yener said that she always came home sadly and asked what the producers wanted. “They say it will be ours.” It was not. “When Hande Yener said that one of the problems that bothered him at the time was the producers who had made such strange requests, he said,” Then these people direct the music of this country.


Yener said that many people whose names are unknown and who have not yet become known under the terms of the producers, many of whom have never released their albums. He couldn’t say it. I wasn’t even known. “It happened to me, it happened.” You have signed contracts with so many people, “he said.


Yener said when he took part in a pride, he replied that he answered the question whether there were lesbians among celebrities and that he replied. Yener said that “everyone’s … life is self-explanatory” and that there are gays and lesbians among celebrities and that almost everyone realizes that they don’t have to explain their life to people. “Neutrality is also partisan,” said Hande Yener, saying that he cannot remain insensitive to homosexual murder, feel unemployed, support her, and therefore support her.


Germany’s First Transgender Politician

Markus Ganserer, who was re-elected to Bavaria in Germany last October, changed his gender.

Ganserer, representative of Nürnberg-Nord since 2013, had found the elections last October.

Bavarian legislator Ganserer announced at a press conference last week that he would be a woman in parliament.

“I didn’t want to be a woman”

This made Ganserer the first transgender politician in Germany.

Ganserer, who is married and has two children, said he discovered his true identity 10 years ago and said, “I am a woman with all the cells in my body. I wasn’t doing it for fun. I didn’t choose it to be a woman. “he said.

If you want to rename yourself due to the gender change in Germany, you have to have at least two operations and wait a year until your wish is fulfilled. For this reason, the name Markus is used in parliament until the new name Ganserer becomes official.


Ilse Aigner, President of the Bavarian State Parliament, supported the Ganserer and said: “His identity should not be a problem in Parliament. The personality of the individual is more important than his gender.” spoke like.

But there were also politicians who criticized Ganserer. Wolfgang Wiehle from the Alternative Party for Germany (AfD) said in a post on Twitter: “Markus Gaserer wants to reorganize the transsexual law (now Tessa). Fortunately, there is no major problem with fear in our country!”.

Taiwan is The First Asian Country to Legalize Gay Marriage

The Taiwanese parliament has accepted the legalization of same-sex marriages, and Taiwan was the first Asian country to take this step.

In 2017, the country’s constitutional court ruled that gay couples had the right to marry and gave Parliament two years to make this decision.

After discussing three different bills to legalize gay associations in Parliament before the end of May 24, the government’s most advanced bill has been submitted for approval.

During the vote, hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered outside Parliament in the capital, Taipei.

Human rights defenders hugged each other happily when the result was announced.

But conservative opponents of the law are angry with the outcome.

What does the invoice contain?

In the other two projects, prepared by conservative parliamentarians, homosexual associations are called “homosexual family relationships” or “homosexual relationships” and not “marriage”.

However, the government’s bill, which to some extent includes the right to adopt a child, was approved by 66 votes to 27.

The bill will be approved after the signing of President Tsai Ing-wen.

Some gay rights advocates have said that the only text they can accept is the accepted bill.

How was this point reached?

In 2017, the Taiwan Constitutional Court ruled that gay couples have the right to legally marry.

He then gave two years to make the necessary changes.

However, this decision has been publicly implemented and the government has organized a series of referendums on the subject.

The results of the referendum showed that the majority of Taiwanese are against gay marriages and, in the public vote, marriage was defined as a “union between men and women”.

As a result, Taiwan announced that it would not change the definition of marriage in civil law and that a special law for same-sex marriages would be enacted.

What is the situation compared to other countries in the region?
Taiwan is one of the main Asian countries in the field of gay rights and LGBTI groups from regional countries participate in the honor march in Taipei.

The celebration of gay marriages in Vietnam in 2015 was legalized, but these marriages did not give it legal status.

Gay marriages are illegal in China, but the country removed homosexuality from the crime in 1997 and removed it from the list of mental illnesses three years later.

In other Asian countries, a more tolerant attitude towards LGBT is advocated.

In India, the Supreme Court removed homosexual relationships from crime in September 2018.

However, in April of last year, Brunei introduced sharia law to predict homosexual relationships and punish adultery.

One of the 14 Marriages in Germany was Gay Marriage

Since October 2017, when gay marriage was legalized, 33,000 gay couples were married in Germany at the end of 2018. One in every 14 marriages in the country took place between gay couples.
The German statistical authority announced that in the 15 months from October 1, 2017 until the end of 2018, when marriage between homosexual couples was legalized in Germany, approximately 33,000 homosexual couples were married. One of the 14 pirated weddings in Germany took place between gay couples.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, 32,000 904 of the 449,000 466 weddings took place between gay couples, who were hacked between dates.

One in 14 marriages took place between homosexuals

Merkel was against everyone

21,000 477 of these marriages can be attributed to the conversion of the state recognized by the state of “registered friendship” into a marital status if homosexual marriages are not legal.
Prime Minister Angela Merkel stepped back at an event she attended about two years ago regarding her gay marriage, stating that each member of parliament could decide on this issue at her own discretion. The Bundestag then passed the bill that had been under discussion for many years in the summer of 2017.

Campaign Video Against Sexism from the Advertisers Association

The video of the Advertisers Association, which attracted attention to sexism in advertisements, went viral on social media.

“A woman passes through places called impassable with the off-road vehicle”

“A man comes from stubborn stains”

The words are from the campaign launched by the Advertisers Association.

The aim of the campaign is to draw attention to sexism in advertisements and to change sexist concepts.

In advertisements, female representation is 40 percent and male representation is 60 percent.

The slogan of the campaign is “Ads Change, Society Change”.

Campaign images are on billboards in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.

The association announced the campaign’s announcement from its social media account, “Advertising is the most powerful source for changing perceptions and transforming gender inequality. Our new campaign is at Open Air in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir with the slogan “Ads Change, Society Changes”.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Tv

LGBT Characters in Tv & Cinema

There is a remarkable change in the tv and cinema, which started for the first time in 1969 with the Stonewall uprising and which is celebrated around the world every year in June to celebrate homosexuality. Especially in recent years, criticism of racism and sexism in the cinema, which has attracted the attention of Hollywood names including Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Raddcliffe, is paying off. Films and television productions, starring white and heterosexual male characters, now place more emphasis on LGBTI “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex”  identity roles. Even important names like Angelina Jolie (Agent Salt) and Eddie Redmayne (Danish Girl) are involved in important productions in which they portray the opposite sex. Hollywood stars, starring actresses, say that the change is inadequate, but the audience faces more roles with LGBTI identity. Here are some of the LGBTI characters that draw attention in the cinema and television …

Game of Thrones / Game of Thrones (2011 -)

Although the first LGBTI relationship in the series ended with Renly and Loras, who tragically lost their lives in season 2, it is possible to see similar preferences from Cersei.

Sense8 (2015 -)

In the series where the rainbow flag is frequently seen, the trans blogger named Nomi, played by Jamie Clayton, is just one of the many LGBTI characters in the cast.

Moonlight / Moonlight (2016)

In the film that sheds light on the life of black homosexuals, Ashton Sanders plays Chiron, a gay man. The movie was released last year and was accepted among the best movies with LGBT themes.

Orange is the New Black (2013 -)

This series, which is praised for presenting complex homosexual characters, is about the events that happen in a prison for women.

Teen Wolf / Young Wolf (2011 -)

Danny Mahealani, played by Keahu Kahuanui, is the first gay character in Teen Wolf.

True Blood (2008-2014)

True Blood is a series that is praised for presenting all kinds of characters. Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis, is the most memorable LGBTI character in the series.

The Originals / Originals (2013 -)

Gay character’s boyfriend Joshua Rosza, played by Steven Krueger, plays Keahu Kahuanui from the Teen Wolf series.

Vampire Diaries / Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

Although Lucas ‘Luke’ Parker’s character, which fans of the series expect, only appeared in 2 seasons, he is the forerunner of the current that began in Hollywood.

Carol (2015)

The film, which is about the love of Carol Aird and Therese Belivet, played by Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, was secular in many awards when it premiered.

The story of Handmaid’s Tale / Stud Girl (2017)

It is said that Moira’s character in this series, who has just finished his first season, will make a lot of noise.

Beauty and the Beast / Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Gaston’s assistant, LeFou, made history as Disney’s first gay character!

Danish Girl / Danish Girl (2015)

Directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Ebershoff’s painter, Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener’s life, the film earned Eddie Redmayne the first Oscar for the best actor of his career.

3 generations / 3 generations (2015)

In the film, starring Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and Oscar nominee Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning portrays a trans teen as one of the most talented actors of her generation.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) – Club without limits

Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rayon.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005 -)

Sara Ramírez and Jessica Capshaw, who played the beloved couple of Grey’s Anatomy Callie and Arizona, are among the reasons why the series is so popular.

The normal heart / resistance of the heart (2014)

Mark Ruffalo, who has peaked in his career as a Hulk in the Avengers movies, has a different role in this film about the AIDS crisis of the 1990s.

Zootopia / Zootropolis (2016)

In this animated movie, the pair of antelopes Bucky and Pronk that many people don’t realize is married and gay.

Modern family (2009 -)

It is possible that Cameron and Mitchell of Modern Family are the most popular gay couple on the screens. Funny dialogues that often stood out in the early seasons made Eric Stonestreet, who played Cameron, get the best actor awards.

This trend is gradually being felt in Turkey began in Hollywood. It is possible to find some productions of LGBTI characters like Fi, I saw the Sun and a story from Istanbul.

The movie “Sweet Things”, which will be released next week, seems to occupy a place among the productions with Turkish LGBTI character.

Pink Life Queer Film Festival Program

The festival, which will start on 23 January, includes many events, from TERF event to LGBTI + archiving, to stories from queer players.

KuirFest, which will take place between 23-26 January, will meet its audience this year with enjoyable activities. The program, which will have a total of 7 events, includes many different topics, from the TERF event to LGBTI + archiving, to the stories that turn into the meeting of queer players.

The opening of the festival will be held on January 23, 2019 at 21:00 in Babylon and will be held with the party that Banu Alkan will also attend. The program of the three-day festival is as follows:

January 24: ‘Transforming Stories’ conversation
The “Transforming Stories” conversation to be held on January 24 will take place at 19:00 in Istanbul. Before the interview, the movie “Patriarchal Rituals” will be screened about Jules Rosskam’s journey to begin to understand the disconnection with his family and his rediscovery of his survival story.

Patriarchal Rituals, which are described from their surviving perspective and have trans-subjectivity, provide a valuable example of the transformative power of stories while building a bridge between Rosskam’s past and present. The participants of the conversation, which will discuss the transformative possibilities of their surviving stories, are Nayuk (Nazlı Mayuk) and Hilal Esmer.

Cocoa of Terf Argument (?)
In the event, an event is organized on January 24 to refute the arguments of the transphobic alliance known as Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF) one by one.

9. Pink Life KuirFest aims to respond to these transphobic discourses through the screening of the Transition / Adaptation documentary on Saturday, January 24 at 20:00. After the screening, with the participation of activists Beren Azizi and Vanessa Lee Nic, the roots of the debate will go down and all the arguments of this transphobic alliance will be reconsidered one by one.

Queer Players Talk
Friday, January 24, at 18: 00 which will take place in “Kui Cast Speaks” event, “he Kudan Turkey Shorts” is scheduled to be done immediately after the screening of a selection. A conversation will be held about queer actors, acting and heteronormative stage world, their experiences as queer actors in the stage world and their struggle for survival. He will be a participant in the conversation of Bulut B. Sezer and Nihal Albayrak.

January 25: Why LGBTI + archiving matters?
The “Why is LGBTI + archiving important?” Conversation on January 25 will take the place of archiving in the LGBTI + struggle with the example of Lambdaİstanbul.

Archives, who have been focusing on the lez-bi feminist archive collective that has been operating in New York since 1970, aims to reopen LGBTI + history and archivalism in the field of activism. The place of writing history and archiving in the LGBTI + struggle will be discussed with the example of Lambdaİstanbul. “Why should archives be created and why is it important to protect the archive? The panel, which aims to find answers to various questions such as how activism is associated with the archive, calls on everyone who aims to establish the future by carrying the projection of the past to the present. The participants of the interview are Lara Güney Özlen and Okay Gökmen.

‘Writing with Body, Increasing While Writing’
In the conversation “Choosing with Body, Reproducing While Writing”, where Seçil Epik and Sevcan Tiftik will participate, it will be talked about writing as an action practice. The interview will take place after the screening of the Lemebel documentary, which tells the life of writer, activist and visual artist Pedro Lemebel, one of the leading names in the queer movement in America.

‘Round Table: Na-Binaries Gathering Together!’
The “Round Table: Na-Binaries Come Together” event, which will start on Saturday, January 25 at 15.00; It invites all na-binaries to sit at the same table, who want to listen to the stories of na-binaries, share their stories or just take part in this event. Emphasizing the purpose of the event by saying “creating a contact area in the benevolent atmosphere of being together”, KuirFest plans to increase the visibility and enlighten all the scope of the trans umbrella by bringing all na-binaries together.

January 26: Our Şugar Movies: On QTIPOC Movies
In the 9th Pink Life KuirFest, there will be a talk about QTIPOC cinema with Marc David Jacobs from Scottish Kuir International Film Festival.

Marc David Jacobs from Scottish Kuir International Film Festival is attending the conversation “On Our Shugar Films: On QTIPOC Films” which will be held on Sunday, January 26 at 19:15. The interview will be held right after the movie My Şugar Laundry, which is one of the important films of the New Queer Cinema of the 1980s.