Skip to comments.Turkey's gays, transsexuals decry increasing homophobia
Posted on 04/04/2010 9:47:12 AM PDT by myknowledge
ISTANBUL When Turkey's family affairs minister recently described homosexuality as a curable disease, she was roundly criticized for discrimination and flouting human rights.
But for activists her remarks only underscore what they say is increasing prejudice, discrimination and violence -- even from police -- against homosexuals and transgender people in this Muslim-majority country stuck between its conservative roots and flourishing modernism.
A total of 45 gays and transgender people were killed over three years in "hate murders", said Demet Demir, a transsexual and leading activist from Istanbul-LGBTT, a civic body promoting homosexual rights.
"In February alone, five people were killed. In Antalya (southern Turkey), a transsexual friend was brutally murdered; her throat was slit.
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Homosexuals feel they have to hide their sexual identity so as not to risk losing their jobs.
Unlike other Muslim countries, same-sex relationships have never been criminalised in Turkey.
The Islamist-rooted government has enacted a series of rights reforms but has turned a blind eye to gay rights.
I am equally homophobic just as I am equally against the evils of Islamic rule.
Looks like the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah has infected Turkey.
When liberals run up against real islam. Get the popcorn out.
Always fun to watch “scissors versus rock” fights among the PC elite groups.
Unfortunately, Muslims carry very large blades and have no qualms cutting off body parts - thus they usually win.
Homophobic/Homophobia is the wrong word - cuz it means “fear of homosexuality”. It actually is, “DISGUST of homosexuality”, so we need a new word. I certainly don’t “fear” it, but I am truly DISGUSTED by it!
so what I gather from the title is that vitimization whining must be genetic?
But, but, I thought only white American conservatives were homophobes. How will the scum bags (liberals) of the world explain this?
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The homosexual agenda is a world wide movement to drag the entire world into the cesspool of same sex sodomy, which includes the entire continuum of transsexualism, pederasty, unimaginable promiscuity, S&M, torture, drugs and a huge range of horrible disease. It's not just a problem in the US and Europe. It's worse than a pandemic of flu or smallpox. Just as in pandemics of physical illnesses, there needs to be quarantine and cure, and for those who cannot/will not be cured, isolation. IOW - back into the closets - and OUT OF THE SCHOOLS!
Sad that only the muslim world has enough sense to be disgusted by perverted behavior.
How's that for cultural imperialism? Christian missionaries are criticized in the U.S. press if they go to another country and try to convert people.
The land of the turk has always been Sodom and Gomorrah.
It is a blooddy place, with the bones of milllions of dead Chrstians buried everywhere.
Actually the perverted muslim world has always accepted homosexuality...men on boys. It is getting increasingly difficult to get information in English on the ineternet...as sites regarding this are being taken down. But persistence can pay off.
It is accepted.