Skip to comments.22nd Pride Parade Celebrated in Istanbul
Posted on 06/30/2014 9:05:41 PM PDT by BurningOak
Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated the LGBT communitys 22nd Pride Parade in Istanbul yesterday.
More than 100, 000 people gathered in Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul to celebrate the 22th Pride Parade for the LGBT community on the 29 June, under some strict security measures by the police who blocked the roads to Taksim Square and Gezi Park with water cannons since early morning.
Community members, as well their families and loved ones participated in the parade, chanting for the freedom for same-sex marriage and against homophobia. They carried banners that said, Unconditional Love is Possible.
The United Kingdom Consulate displayed the LGBT flag on its building near Istiklal Avenue. The US consul, Charles Hunter, also expressed his support for the community: I am also gay and here I am in the pride parade of the LGBT people.
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I honestly assumed this was some kind of satire.
Turkey is like Albania. Only the government has actual Muslims in it.
“I guess moderate Muslims do exist.”
Moderates are everywhere and infect all cultures by aligning themselves with leftists.
According to wiki its 99.8% Muslim, you mean most are secularized?
Amazing that is in a Muslim country!
But get this ... The most gay-friendly city in the world (rated by the gays) is Tel Aviv, Israel!
>> Unconditional Love is Possible.
Didn’t know that sodomy was a prerequisite for love...
Thanks for not posting any pics...
It is amazing, but I’ve been hoping television would undermine the Muslims like it has the US, and maybe this is an indication of that.
The 22nd annual Istanbuldyke Day?
The whole world is having a love affair with “openly gay” sexual deviants. Doesn’t say much for the human race, does it?
Yes. That is what Turkey has tried to be for many years - secularized. But at some future time this will collapse, and Turkey will collapse with it.
Pretty sure if they tried this anywhere in Turkey except Istanbul—Anatolia especially—it would be over very quickly.
“Pride”? Complete absence of shame is more like it.
Filthy homosexuality is nothing to be proud of.
Tens of thousands in this story - http://www.dw.de/tens-of-thousands-take-to-the-streets-in-istanbuls-gay-pride-parade/a-17745525
Will anyone in any media outlet anywhere in the world ever have a brain-flash and question exactly what these pervs are proud of?
There’s nothing new about Middle Eastern homosexuality. The article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_ancient_Greece tells about it.
We are on a sure path to self destruction will Christ come for the righteous or will humanity end with a whimper? We will find out.
Hmmm....wondering what I.S. thinks of this?
The rise of Islamic rule by democratic means in Turkey is a reaction by the rural areas to the “liberalization” of the urban areas. Satellite TV brought in the glitz, glamour and porn to Turkey in the 1990’s.
Its amazing that the Islamic democratically elected Erdogan government tolerated this protest. They’ve been putting down every other demonstration recently.
I guess they can tolerate whatever won’t attack the government directly.
Are there any heterosexuals in the diplomatic sewrvice? ANY?
Maybe in Istanbul, but go east or south of Ankara and things get more fundamental.
So that's the opposite of what I expected. You're saying TV riled them up instead of turning them into feckless couch potatoes.
I’m no expert on Turkey, I have my degree in media studies and I am fascinated by international media and media history.
The rise of the AK party and their challenge to the secualarist westernized parties followed the media expansion in Turkey from the handful of government only television channels broadcasting 12 hours or less Turks with TV watched in the 1960’s and 70’s.
I understand from US military that served in Turkey that there was always prostitution or porn there, but the rise of 24-hour satellite TV enabled it to be put in people’s faces and it appears Islamic elementsn reacted influenced by events to the southeast decided to take the democratic system and try to win power that way.
In the end, they succeeded.
For example, I think McLuhan's old distinction of radio as hot and TV as cool has turned out to be bunk.
People spend hours consuming media and they are changed by it.
Media consumers, their family members and society as a whole are affected by it causing a disturbance in the culture.
Political and or religious forces can come into the void and offer the “solution” to the disturbance.
Like the motion of the solar system (basically stable solution to differential equations), or a nuclear bomb chain reaction (unstable Markov chain).