Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Istanbul ends Pride week with Pride Parade

Turkey’s LGBT communities and their supporters ended Istanbul’s 19th Pride Week with a fabulous Pride Parade in Taksim Square.

Thousands took to the streets on Sunday to express their support for Turkey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT community and to protest against hate crimes.

The week’s events included workshops and panels to film screenings and parties, covering issues on discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and hate crimes.

Last year’s themes at Pride Week were family, hate crimes and religion; this years’ were taboos and laws.


  1. This weekend in Toronto, Canada there will be a Pride Parade. Every year over a million people will attend. It is one of the biggest in North America.