Onur Yürüyüşü, Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade

The Onur Yürüyüşü, Istanbul's annual march in favor of homosexual and transgender rights, this year celebrates its 11th anniversary.

Photo Yasmin Bali

Since year 2003, manifestations take place either every last Sunday of June or first Sunday of July, in the main Turkish city, with very satisfactory participation rates. This year’s parade was highly followed by international media – giving it a wider importance on the international arena – not only because a different ambiance was already expected this year due to the recent Gezi’s first anniversary, that by consequence would have had a stronger impact on this year’s event, but also for the particularly high participation rate, the highest since the beginning of this annual meeting.

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