Gay History In Turkey

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As Human Rights Watch takes on the Turkish government, the nation’s queer citizens have been taking to the street. About 100 activists marched in Turkey’s first ever gay pride last Saturday, again proving that we gays can flourish in almost any political climate. So versatile!

But, of course, there were a few hiccups for the parade through Ankara, Turkey’s capital:

The march encountered minor difficulty. The police, who outnumbered the demonstrators, stopped the march and demanded that the rainbow flags and banners be taken down.

Marchers agreed and were then allowed to continue.

Well, it’s a start…