Seç Ka reports stories of gynecological violence from women and LGBTQI+ immigrants and shows ways to tackle harassment and racism in the German health system.
By Jana Nakhal Taştan, Lebanese feminist academic and urban researcher.
Our editor Fulden prepared a guide of organizations catering to LGBTQI+ immigrants’ needs around the world.
Returning from abroad is a sign of failure for many. While those who are able to go and those who go are praised, those who don’t/can’t go or those who go and decide to come back are seen as “failures”, “cowards” or “those who can’t hold on”. Hazan Özturan, as a departure and returner, has an objection to this prejudiced and competitive approach.
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Lara Özlen spoke with feminist Özgül Saki, the Yeşil Sol Party’s MP candidate from the 2nd district of Istanbul; Translated into English by Mertcan Karakuş.
Trans woman activist and actress Esmeray, who is TİP’s Istanbul 2nd District MP candidate, answered Lara Özlen’s questions; translated into English by Efe Levent.
In his first article, Kaos GL activist and Green Left Party PM member Remzi Altunpolat focused on the anti-LGBTIQ+ policies of the AKP government. In his second article, he focuses on the opposition’s record on LGBTIQ+ rights.
İlker Hepkaner keeps his finger on the pulse of the May 14 elections for Velvele readers with his weekly reports.
Harem of No One’s producer and DJ Toby Kind and Velvele editor and writer İlker Hepkaner chat about what it means to be an immigrant in the “West”, how they perceive the elections in Turkey and their voting experience in the Diaspora.