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LGBTQI+ people in Turkey – As long as the world keeps running we will be here

Branded as terrorists by President Erdoğan’s hardline regime, LGBTQI+ people in Turkey are finding ways to express themselves and build solidarity, writes Tuğçe Özbiçer. As my friends and I climb the old staircase to a bar in Istanbul’s vibrant Taksim district, I’m surprised to hear the establishment’s name. I thought Şahika had shut down but it seems my friends had just stopped going. ‘Queer managers took over,’ they explain, ‘so… …

Local movement

ChemSex: Αναζητώντας τη «χημεία» στον έρωτα

κείμενο-έρευνα: Πέτρος Αλεξανδρής Βρίσκομαι στην πόρτα του Νίκου, ενός gay άνδρα γύρω στα 45. Μπαίνω στο διαμέρισμά του, σε μία μεσοαστική πολυκατοικία κοντά στο κέντρο. Η μύτη μου δέχεται βίαιη «επίθεση» από τη βαριά μυρωδιά της «μεφ» (mephedrone), ένα χημικό ναρκωτικό που συνδυάζεται από τους Έλληνες gay με το σεξ εδώ και περίπου 7 χρόνια, από την εμφάνιση, δηλαδή, της οικονομικής κρίσης. Ο Νίκος με καλωσορίζει στο σπίτι του και αποφασίζω… …

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“How to Uphold White Supremacy by Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. Liberalism’s inherent racism.” by KYRA a Chinese-Amerikan trans woman working to create space for radical racial justice

Since the civil rights movement, white people have exploited every opportunity to conceal their colonialist legacy and longstanding (ab)use of white supremacist power. They’ve proven time and again that they have no interest in rectifying that history, only in dealing with the fact that they could no longer deny the reality of those injustices. One effective tactic has been to separate white supremacy and colonialism from the way racism is… …

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“Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor” by Christoph Fringeli

1. Will true pleasure only exist after the revolution, or will it be indispensable to lead to the revolution?   Ever since the project of universal emancipation through communist revolution existed there has been a tension between two approaches – a dichotomy of views of people who ostensibly want to reach the same goal. On the one hand we find a view that could be summarized as: Only the revolution… …

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