AJANS ÜNİVERSİTE – Bensu ZORLU – Beste BUDAN
Translated by Begüm ERGİNBAY
In the first session of the conference, Erkin Aydemir LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex) made a presentation “Basic Concepts and Short History of LGBTI”. Drawing the attention to the bringing LGBTI matter up to agenda in the universities, Aydemir touched upon basic concepts, homosexuality, bodily identity, sexual orientation and gender role in his presentation.
Identifying gender role, Aydemir said that “Cloth, style, haircut, gesture and mimic, childhood games, professions, expressions and ways of intercourse plays important role in creation of gender” and stated that LGBTI started in Turkey in western sense in 90’s before that LGBTI rights are spoken and discussed since 70’s. He said that in 1988 regulations about change of sex in Civil Law were made.
By saying that “LGBTI movement in Turkey differs from mainstream LGBTI Movement in West. LGBTI Movement in Turkey defending equalitarian and liberal rights, tries to get together in different parts of society who defends these values” , Aydemir ended his speech and answered questions.
Türkçe versiyonu: LGBTİ KONFERANSI DÜZENLENDİ