ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Turkey’s LGBT Community Vows to March for Pride Despite Crackdown Fears

06/21/2018 | Middle East Eye

Though they fear what Sunday’s elections may bring, LGBT activists intend to unite and march in this year’s Pride Parade. Turkey’s LGBT community has vowed not to surrender in its battle against homophobia, despite fears the outcome of this week’s election could lead to a further government crackdown. Amid rising hostility and mounting discrimination, members of the LGBT community feel President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is waging a war against them. Nonetheless, they are preparing to launch a counteroffensive in the form of rainbow flags and a show of unity throughout Pride week, which begins a day after Sunday’s vote.

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