Gay Pride Istanbul the biggest march of its kind in
The Istanbul Pride parade is not supported by the government and is organized without permission from the municipality. Turkish Weekly. In September of the same year, a lawsuit by the Governor of Ankara was filed to cancel this legal status, but the demand was rejected by the prosecutor.
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Keep me logged in. The gathering attracted over 10, people, therefore making Gay Pride Istanbul the biggest march of its kind in the Muslim World. Yet intolerance is still widespread. Being gay is not crime in Turkey, unlike in many other Muslim countries, but homophobia remains widespread.
Small groups of people gathered in sidestreets waving rainbow flags, symbols of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride. A chain and leather-clad man takes a break from cracking his whip to pose for a picture.