DiverCity Project Final Conference

The EFJ GS Ricardo Gutiérrez will moderate the following panel: Engaging and providing for LGBT population: Policies and strategies outside the big city Analysing existing legislation, policies and practices on LGBTphobia Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University Is ‘homonationalism’ always already wrong? LGBT/Q strategies in Wroclaw Monika Baer, Wroclaw University The Catalan LGBT Network of Local Councils Míriam Ferràndiz, Ajuntament de Sabadell   Agenda: divercityfinalconf_en_web

Police in Turkey attacked journalists during LGBTI pride parade

On Sunday (28/06/2015), the police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannon to disperse  LGBTi Pride Parade peaceful participants before even the beginning of the demonstration. Journalists and press photographers have prevented by the police from doing their job. The 13th edition of the Istanbul LGBTi Pride Parade was authorised and scheduled to start on Sunday at 5 pm at Taksim Square but the demonstration had “suddenly been banned by the Istanbul Governor’s Office using the month of Ramadan as the reason without any announcement”, according to the Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week Committee. Tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets have been used against…